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I'm loyal, honest, creative, sarcastically funny and caring. I'm finalizing a completely amicable divorce (after nearly 10 years of marriage). What else? I love to read, watch anything with Gordon Ramsay, and create rosaries and jewelry. I have two ...

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Cariad51 United Kingdom
I had my Ileostomy done in 2001 after many years suffering UC . I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 in the 90's. I have many problems with DIET. No matter what I eat I have a very high liquid output. I do have a few other illnesses and take medica...

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I am a retired teacher. I had my colon removed permanently in May, 2014, and I am still learning how to deal with it. I love to travel, go to Broadway plays, museums, and antique shopping. Staying active is my main goal and I do not want my life ...

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Doogie29 United States
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trey0408 United States
I love meeting new people who enjoy adventures even with living with crohns disease or other forms of IBD, very free minded and no judging no matter what the matter is. I love trying new things and following my dreams and hobbies. Let's talk and ke...

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I am happily married Christian 50 yr. old, who just wants support and friendship from other women, like myself who have had a urostomy for a long time. Other than my husband, there is really no support for someone in my situation. So,it would nice t...

Cat lady United States
Just got this colostomy in May this year. Would love to talk to others who love animals, horseback riding, baseball and sightseeing around this beautiful state. Any cowboys out there? I am finally learning how to live with this but would definitel...

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latke United States
First I have no experience with social sites. Looking for fellow ileos with similar problems. I have a few tricks of my own regarding appliances but the blockages are a living hell. Hopefully I can get some leads on a good gastro who specializes in o...

Pleiku United States
I am retired law enforcement and military, also a Vietnam veteran. In 2012 I had three surgeries over an eight month period spending 10 months in the hospital. Now I only have 14 inches of small bowel and partial removal of colon. I have an abdom...

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daylightdawn United States
hey I am jessi:) since were on this site it I,s i'll just put it out there and let ya'll know that I have a colostomy bag, due to chrones. it has been a hard battle dealing with the whole thought of having a bag,but I am finally coming to terms wi...

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Hi, is this really every night, regardless of what you have eaten during the day? I get the problem, but the severity of it varies, with certain foods a clear no-no! Any thoughts on this? How long have you had your bag? I've heard of people havi... (within 2 hours)
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Topic: Bag Filling With Ait at Night!

Thank you allie from nj. (within 6 hours)
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Topic: marshmallows solve a problem

I don't know if anyone else has this trouble but I find that everytime I try to sleep at night my ostomy bag fills up with air to the point where it llifts my appliance and I leak!  So i have to try to keep myself awake all night so I can m... (within 24 hours)
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Topic: Bag Filling With Ait at Night!

I don't know if anyone else has this trouble but I find that everytime I try to sleep at night my ostomy bag fills up with air to the point where it llifts my appliance and I leak!  So i have to try to keep myself awake all night so I can m... (within 24 hours)
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Topic: Problems with bag filling with air at night

Hi Kari, You have my details, if you need me let me know, ok? B.red (within 2 days)
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Topic: Need help for my mother ... emergency ileostomy an...

Hi Kari. Good luck to your mom. Please keep us posted on her condition.    PB (within 2 days)
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Topic: Need help for my mother ... emergency ileostomy an...

Hi all.  This thread was started almost 2 years ago and Miharrison kept it alive.  Lots of misery, pain and suffering expressed here but I also recognize hope and some succeses.  I'm thinking you guys are living better lives and M... (within 2 days)
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Topic: 2012 (My year so far)

I understand you feelings completely. I had just gotten my life back in Oder after living on the streets for the better part of a year when I had to have surgery. An abscess led me to a doctor who referred me to a colorectal surgeon that wanted ... (within 3 days)
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Topic: 2012 (My year so far)

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I have had my Ileostomy 13 years I would have died without it. In my opinion as long as you are not too much overweight you will be fine with it. I was overweight due to use of steroids for years, this makes it very difficult to get a flange tha... (October 29th, 2014)
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Blog: The surgery from hell

That is true Bill and I agree. But the sad thing is when it's your family! They take advantage and call me a 'freak' Sisters who don't understand; being emotionally weak. Yes I know your pain, when your own sister steals away relationships fo... (October 28th, 2014)
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Hello B.red. It certainly helps me when I write them and it is most gratifying to think that other people might enjoy reading them. so thanks for your feedback.Best wishes Bill (October 28th, 2014)
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Thanks Bill for your poems, it helps a lot. (October 27th, 2014)
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Keep going and well done you. You are amazing!!! (October 26th, 2014)
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Blog: Well, new to this!

Thank you blueonthetyne and taoh for your comments. I'm glad for you taoh that it has brought you these positive things. If I had such great experiences I would surely have put them to verse.However, there are so many people on this site who are... (October 26th, 2014)
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