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dmingia United States
just joining to share ostomy ideas... almost feels like a dating site... looking for??? interesting question

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I live and work in the Detroit, Michigan area. I would like to meet someone for conversation, simple fun, and friendship. Friendship is a wonderful thing and if it grows into a lifetime comittment, that would be great!

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This is my first time on this site, my doctor told me i may enjoy joining so i can meet other people with ostomys. I was diagnosed with crohns at the age of 16 and am i 22 now. The past 6 years have been a struggle but also have opened my mind to ma...

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I recently(last month) had a resection and have so many questions and concerns. I was diagnosed with Crhon's in 2005. I also have a temporary ileostomy. When I was in the hospital, not only did I really know the value of life. but of companionship. ...

Jiffyweed38 Canada
Hi I had a heck of a time since my surgery and it's really only been a year, And even before tge pain was unbearable , now it seems like it was just some of the pain removed.seems like everything has to be timed ethier to go out or even walk my dog...

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WorriedDaughter United Kingdom
My mother was recently in a car accident (oct 03 '14) in Spain and it resulted in her having some of her small bowel removed in emergency conditions, I am here to find some advice for her.

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My name is TJ. I'm on here to have some fun, look at stuff, and meet new people.

cmb48 United States
Interested in talking to someone male or female about daying with an ostomy. If dateing I am interested in a male

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I'm looking for someone that I can relate to. Someone that has a good heart. I work most every day putting up metal buildings. I don't have much off time for going out meeting people and I am a lil' hesitant sometimes when I see a nice girl to talk ...

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I am looking to meet friends that live with an ostomy like me ad maybe even someone to develop a relationship with.

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Hi, I have duel ostomy bags ili and uri, I have had them for about 5 years. Just got into the blogs, It's good to know I'm not alone, it's been a wild ride so far.

sablee United States
I'm currently a caregiver for my mom who recently underwent surgery to remove her rectum. She has a colostomy. I would like to see how other ostomates are coping and communicate this back to my mother.

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I have ha an ileostomy since I was 16 due to ulcerative colitis. I'm a Christian, am a non smoker and non drinker, however, drinking in moderation is fine with me. I am conservative. I have four kids by adoption. I am not as active as I would like ...

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Hi, Welcome the the "Club" .Have had the same plumbing for 14 years so far and never questioned the alternative !You are welcome to email me anytime if you just care to bitch about your situation. I am 68 and still actively working so I can answ... (within 1 Hour)
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Topic: new here

I've tried many systems with my ileo ('09) and they all fail in the vent department as far as I'm concerned. My preference is the Convatec 2-piece. Not because of the vent - but because how well the systems works for me otherwise. I now usuall... (within 1 Hour)
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Topic: BEST pouching system to filter air?

I'm lucky in that I've retired early ... so when I have to get up 2 or 3 times a night, I no longer view it as much of a problem. If I can't get right back to sleep, I read. And then if I'm tired in the morning, I just sleep in a littl... (within 1 Hour)
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Topic: the overnight issue... too much poop!

Gordonc, Thank you for the info about the toilets in the UK. When I get to my bucket list about seeing the UK I will keep the info in mind. Thank You, Diceman   (within 1 Hour)
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Topic: Tips for travelling in Asia

I have a "high output" illiostomy and have to get up 2-3 times a night to empty my hollister high  output bag.  I have created a solution with the drain plug of my bag inserted into 5/8 in tubing  (secured with tape) one one end a... (within 2 hours)
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Topic: the overnight issue... too much poop!

Brenda's Elsagher's book "It's in the Bag and Under the Covers" is available on Amazon as well as her other books including "I'd Like to Buy a Bowel Please" (worth buying for the titles alone!).  http://www.amazon.com/Its-Under-Covers-Bren. .. (within 12 hours)
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Topic: the ostomy dating book

Diceman  I have lived in the UK all my life (Scotland) and never had a problem with the toilets here.they have disabled toilets in most places, they are all clean,some more than others,but always clean enough to do what has to be done.I fin... (within 12 hours)
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Topic: Tips for travelling in Asia

I live in New Zealand and I got my copy of this and her other three books by contacting the author Brenda Elsagher from the ad on this page. The set of books was sent direct and is well worth it. If you are in NZ contact Canterbury Ostomy Societ... (within 12 hours)
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Topic: the ostomy dating book

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Oh guys. I just signed up and am looking for a soultion to overnight issues BUT I have found the perfect solution to the jeans issue: overalls! The feel and look like jeans; have plenty of room in tummy area; AND have great pockets! I can ca... (October 24th, 2014)
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Blog: jeans

Congratulations, Grandad! There is nothing like a new grandchild for welcoming in the holiday season. May you and yours have a blessed future with that precious baby girl in your lives.Loretta (October 24th, 2014)
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Blog: grandad

It happened to me twice. Soon after i got the ilestomy, it fell off cause i was lifting a box. The second time, i was on a date with a guy n his friends n the clip opened up on the pouch. So embrassing. But they were cool about it. Its been alm... (October 21st, 2014)
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Blog: Wafer explosion at the office

Julz , an ileostomy is great it will take you awhile to get use to it , you have to be diligent in rembering to change it out every 3-4 days , you learn life is not much different with a pouch. Just please, keep a positive attitude about it , li... (October 19th, 2014)
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Blog: The surgery from hell

i had a j-pouch put in on july 1990. it is my security blanket, i love it. wednesday i was told my pouch has a great deal of scare tissue and my doc suggests i have it removed and have an iliostomy. i'm devastated. HELP, is it really better to l... (October 18th, 2014)
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Blog: The surgery from hell

I had 5 ( 3 in public :S) bag explosions after the surgery. was trying to get my confidence back after the surgery. my friends knew i had a surgery ( didn't tell them what ) so decided we go out on the weekend. on the train back home, the bag ca... (October 18th, 2014)
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Blog: Wafer explosion at the office


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