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Country: United States
Interested in meeting or talking to: Anyone
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So, now weve reached one of those topics I might not have the easiest time discussing, but Im going to try, because, after all, this is still a huge thing when you have an ostomy.
Stomaplex - ostomy belts and stoma guards
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Sammie_Guy United States
I'm 37 yrs old and have just gotten my colostomy in early April 2015. It is temporary from diverticulitis. Much more to tell but we can do that later. I'm laid back in general, tall, good listener, kind, sensitive, older soul. I do not know what to...

asiootus United Kingdom
I had both prostate cancer and bladder cancer. Earlier this year both were removed through surgery. Unfortunately because I previously had radiotherapy for prostate cancer the operation was very difficult and the surgeon pierced my rectum but the su...

HowardM United States
I am a new to this so shut up

Jukebox United States
I would like to find a doctor who cares about the problems associated with colostomies, and not one who is only interested in money. I have been unfortunate to have had such a surgeon, and nobody wants to correct his mistake.

Beshlie United Kingdom

nanafrog United States
just a place to go with questions for answers

Roberto (Willie The Wire) United States
Being relatively new to this ostomy stuff and having never been on a site like this one I\'m really not sure what to expect. What I mean is this a dating site, a support site or a combination of both?

IM Australia
I just want to speak to someone who is in a similar situation as me. Being diagnosed with Bowel Cancer last year and living with a ileostomy bag has changed my perspective on a lot of things, and therefore would like to speak to some like minded peo...

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cassiopeia8 United States
To find the one ....nahhhh just hopping to find people who had the same life experience I had. Gives me something to go on in conversation besides, "what's that big thing growing near your stomach".

Joe43 Canada
Hi there guys cheers from Canada ! It's nice to see there is a dating service for people with an ostomy. I am fairly new in after math operation and coping very well with it. In fact most of the time I don't even notice or feel or think of it. We...

granny United States
I expect information on new supplies,procedures ,diet,caring of sight,preventing leakage and any random question may have@ a certain time. This info is highly apreciated. Thanx

BJStokes United States
Diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer at 35, temporary ostomy put in when tumor removed.

LotusLips_91 United States
From a young age I've always had a level head on my shoulders, but when I was diagnosed with my illness (Familial Adenomatous Polyposis) things really went into perspective. Out of it I've lost one kidney, large bowel & half of my small bowel while ...

christina569 United States
I am not a full member so I can not message anyone. I was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013. I had part of my colon removed at that time. I just had the rest removed on June 5th this year so I am a newbie. I am having a few issues adjusting but t...

kandykanenc United States

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RainDancer United States
For now, I'm a very unique, different, creative, out of the box, fun and balanced guy with a urostomy, young at heart, a never give up kinda guy, wont let this get me down, wont let it stop me from doing what I love or enjoying life as best as possib...

Latest Forum Posts
Very interesting that you bring up the point about the doctors, nurses and ostomies.  When I was very ill, I asked every single medical professional that I came in contact with if they had an ostomy.  None of the people who were d... (1 hour ago)
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Topic: Living in the moment and enjoying the pleasure of ...
You have a point...I don't go too far - between leaky bags and them coming off at unexpected moments...very isolating existence. (1 hour ago)
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Hi LadyHope. Its nice to hear from you. Hope you're doing well, and enjoying your 4th of July weekend. I agree, supply companies should use real ostomates in their ads. They make reasonably good products, but they also have a major financial inc... (5 hours ago)
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Topic: Living in the moment and enjoying the pleasure of ...
You make interesting observations, but don't forget about selection bias. The fact that people at the UOAA convention seemed to be doing well doesn't really tell us about the majority of ostomates. After all, the people that smell like crap and ... (6 hours ago)
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Hi Jpeters,  I just read your post and wanted to say Hi.  We have not chatted in a while.  To comment from a previous post of yours, I often look at ostomy appliance advertisements and wonder do the models have ostomies.....?... (7 hours ago)
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Topic: Living in the moment and enjoying the pleasure of ...
The last remaining airworthy  RAF  V bomber a remnant of the Cold War , is  on its fairwell & goodbye tour of the UK .  The aircraft has long been out of RAF service , but now even the preserved  " Peoples Bomber " i... (7 hours ago)
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I am so sorry that you have these thoughts and that it has been a long and painful journey. I can tell you that I am able to go throughout my days usually without giving my ostomy a thought. I don't have any pain and I don't think I smell. I can... (8 hours ago)
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My entire life revolves around pain/disability from the ostomy. I have no problem in life that wouldn't be instantly solved by not having an ostomy. I had more fun in a weekend when I was healthy than I do in a year now, and proba... (10 hours ago)
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Latest Blog Comments
Hi Beshlie, Just a quick hello to wish you the best meeting with the stoma nurse. I use a two piece system and it works well for me. I change the pouch everyday to keep the filter working and it also give me a chance to examine my stoma. I c... (July 3rd, 2015)
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Blog: Why this? Why now?
I really don't mind having to wait for my surgery as it gives me more time to prepare for it. It's not unusual to have to wait on the NHS unless it's an emergency, like my surgery last year was, and non of us want that! The stress of that mad... (July 3rd, 2015)
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Blog: Why this? Why now?
Welcome Beshlie. I, too, am sorry you have to wait so long but make it work for you by reading all you can here. You're in a good place with lots of bright, caring, experienced folks to answer your questions and get you prepared. Wish you the ... (July 2nd, 2015)
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Blog: Why this? Why now?
Hi Beshlie. Too bad you have to wait so long before your surgery. But, it sounds like you are doing all of the right things. Especially meeting with a stoma nurse. She should make sure that your stoma will be marked for the doctor to place it in... (July 2nd, 2015)
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Blog: Why this? Why now?
Hi beshlie, Rosiesmom here. I wish you the very best outcome for you surgery. Perhaps I have been one of the lucky ones in that I did not have too many issues afterwards. I have always used the Coloplast 2 piece system with Velcro. Closing. It h... (July 2nd, 2015)
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Blog: Why this? Why now?
I wish you all the best, walk. I have yet to have my colostomy and have my pre op assessment on 20th July. My case is a little different as I had to have 1/3rd of colon and about 3 yards of small bowel removed because it had died and gone gang... (July 2nd, 2015)
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Blog: Why this? Why now?
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