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An Ostomate's Conversation with God

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koalachic United States
The colostomy was done suddenly because my bowels perforated. I had to have emergency surgery and I woke up with a colostomy. I have a hard time dealing with it on an emotional level. I hate it!
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Eddie Stoma United Kingdom
Just general interest in others who are in the same situation as me with an ileostomy. Always nice to know there are others out there with similar or different experiences around this subject that rarely comes up at dinner parties!!

ImissTexas United Kingdom
I'm a humorous soul with no interest in religion. Im slender and aside from Colostomy done as an emergency whilst I was living in Lanzarote fit and well :)

Middleton United Kingdom
I am a retierd publican was married for over 40 years had a eliostomy in 2002. Cop well with it would love to help others

Jab Australia
I'm just looking for some were to ask advise on medical treatment

Mommypia Philippines
Looking for ostomates like me to join me in this adventure

2kids Canada
Learn about other ostomy friend experiences. Helpful hints and problem fixes. Dating and relationships.

Cuppatears United States
Just want to talk to some people who are just as new at this, everyone says my sad feelings are normal, but that word has lost its context with me, nothing feels normal. Oh yeah, I forgot, it's the "new normal".

MarifromMaryland United States
I'm looking to find new friends with similar condition, share thoughts, problems.

shiningstar United States
I have had an ostomy for 20 years now. I have had 2 failed marriages, 1 I know was due to my ostomy. I would like to not only meet friends who have ostomy's but possibly meet an endearing man with an ostomy who may possibly consider a relationship. ...

gwenjinu South Africa
I am an easy going girl always with new things good and fine I love to make friends all over with people that knows the meaning of friendship.

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LindaD United States
want to talk to people about cancer and ileostomy reversal

Berry United States
Find people to talk with who have the same condition I do.

Gradkaf United Kingdom
Just inerested in socialising with people with similar condition.With colostomy 6 years, doing irrigation and like to travel but with limited free time as working full time in clinical research.

scorpio73 Canada
Hello:) I'm living with crohns for 27 years now ...had lots of surgeries in the past but i do alright doing things for myself ....I'm 100% independent:)i have a ten year old son who keeps my life full of happiness:) I'm a full time father :) i don't...

Spirited Filly Canada
I would like to talk to other people in my situation etc and possible go out on some dates again, since I have virtually put my life on hold for the past few years. I feel the time is right for me to move forward to another chapter on the road to h...

smilemaker United States
Would like to find friends to talk to about personal issues regarding a recent surgery that I've had, 4th major surgery since 2008. Also, a male friend to talk to and get to know that can relate to what we both have gone through and who appreciates ...

pugmom United States
Desperately need information. Have been going it alone and it is not working. Now it seems I have a hernia in the area of my colostomy and really experiencing heavy duty pain and difficulty.

k_wood United States
Recent colostomy (temporary hopefully) seeking advise and answers on dating and intimacy after surgery.

Latest Forum Posts

eat 3 or 4 marshmallows before bedtime.(the fluffy sweey type).this will help a lot...also try and get a pouch with the best filter possible and avoid  things like peanut butter or anything that will cause a lot of gas..if it is a real prob... (within 1 Hour)
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Topic: bedtime leaking

 I frame my wafer with a product called Nex- Care tape made by 3-m I is 100% waterproof have been using it for  (5) years now Swim in the Atlantic ocean ( CAPE COD) All summer long take showers  It is very flexible it bends with y... (within 3 hours)
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Topic: Moving to Cancun

I have had my ostomy since 1997. Had 4 resections and recently had surgery for lung cancer. Fortunately, I am cancer free but to say the least, damaged goods. I understand how it feels to want to have someone to relax, talk and be intimate with.... (within 6 hours)
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Topic: Dating

I need advise I've had my reversal done but have the runs lots of cramping and trouble with wind and can not eat a lot of thing I had the doctor do a exam and was told I have blockage to bowle is any one else had this problem the dr told me to m... (within 6 hours)
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Topic: I need advise

i also use sterling medical and have been advised of the merge  i hop things don't change as i really don't like change.  The one thing i did like about sterling was the fast delivery service  please post anything you hear about t... (within 12 hours)
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Topic: Sterling Medical merging with National Rehab Equip...

I hope when you read this you are feeling much better about yourself. When I read your post it was like I was saying those words. I did actually, many years ago. But here I am still living and loving life. My marriage ended because of my surgery... (within 12 hours)
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Topic: Dating

Thanks for your reply.  I can't irrigate as my stool is mostly water and works about 5 times a day.  This thing with the bag leaking around the stomas has happened 7 days in a row and now I feel like i can't trust it to go out at all.&... (within 12 hours)
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Hi, I have had fabulous luck with "Woolite Carpet Stain & Odor Remover." It also says 'pet+oxygen' on the bottle. It might be shelved with pet products but believe me it works wonders on human poop, too! (within 12 hours)
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Topic: odor eliminator

Latest Blog Comments

Whether you dreamt it or whether it happened, doesn't matter to me....it's just what I needed to hear right now! Been panicking about my future and this has helped. Thank you. (September 17th, 2014)
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Blog: An Ostomate's Conversation with God

Most of us here can only talk about our own experiences with having a stoma.....is a learning process....as all of us different....body shape, sweating....type of appliance.........For me.....well I use a strip tape paste made by coloplast which... (September 15th, 2014)
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Hometown, slow down...It's a j/k. It seems you are having some anxiety, hope some of that eases. That being said, just a thought, different systems work with different things. So say you are using a brand, but switched, then went w another. The ... (September 15th, 2014)
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thanks Mrs.A , I will. (September 13th, 2014)
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Blog: Heading in to surgery

I think you have to first be happy with yourself before you can expect anyone else to be happy around you. Take sometime and see what is really important. Why worry about settling down before you even meet someone. Stressing yourself over possib... (September 12th, 2014)
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Blog: New here

best wishes to you. keep the positive attitude, it goes a long way~ (September 12th, 2014)
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Blog: Heading in to surgery


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