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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.

Jackie Flores United States

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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.

kt4825 United States
I just got a colostomy 3 weeks ago. Am looking for advice and support.

c singh Nepal
Right now, nothing and thanks.

laurieheartoobig United States
My name is Laurie and on October 3 I'll have had an ileostomy for 3 years. I'm so relieved to have found this site where you can connect with people (who I hope I can be friends with) who are dealing with the same challenges I am. Having an ileostom...

Flmom69 United States
Im a mom to two grown daughters.i love the outdoos.im a huge animal lover and enjoy cooking and gardening.

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Retroman15 United States
Seeking female to Correspond with to see if there might be interest in getting to know each other better

dinah334 United States
Hello, Glad that this site is available. In July 2014 I found out what it is like to live with a ostomy. Looking for someone to chat with and maybe more I do not have any expectations, but it would be interesting to have some comical conversation ab...

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hi all, its been a while since ive been on here. work has kept me mad busy and finding any time to post on here has been a struggle.  not much has changed, still got the 'bag' who keeps me on my toe's. still some post op problems, but gett... (within 6 hours)
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Topic: weight loss post and pre-op.

Sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda onto where the spill/leak happened on the carpet. Put some warm water in a spray bottle, spray the baking until it gets pasty and rub it into the carpet. Let it dry and then vacuum all of it out. This sho... (within 12 hours)
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Topic: odor eliminator

Sterling Medical Services out of Moorestown NJ who I've been using for ostomy supplies for 2 years is merging with National Rehab Equipment HQ'ed near Pittsburgh PA. The merger will be completed on or about 10/01/2014 and the new company name wi... (within 12 hours)
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Put some white Vingar in a cup and put the cup in the van.  Crak open a window for a day. You can test  the caepet in a conner and puor a little on it and rub. If color on carpet does not change, then pour some on the spot that got Cra... (within 24 hours)
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Topic: odor eliminator

One of my worst fears the other night...my daughter's bag leaked in our minivan on the carpet. We have scrubbed and sanitized and scrubbed some more, but there is still a lingering odor. Any tips from all of you veteran ostomates out there on pr... (within 2 days)
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we have used olive oil for my daughter's wafers/tape/wings...it is great to use at home, but we packed the spray remover for our emergency kit if we're away from home.   (within 2 days)
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Hey everyone,I had colorectal cancer and had to have a ileostomy for 3 months. I had it reversed in december 2013,I am still having lots of problems......going many times a day,not being able to make it to the bathroom in time. Immodium was help... (within 2 days)
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Topic: ileostomy reversal

I can't thank you all for the suggestions! Walt 50 I slept on my side last night and even though the bag was full of gas,it didn't blow which of course made for a better start to the day. I do plan to check on the vented bags, if only for night ... (within 2 days)
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Latest Blog Comments

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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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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best wishes to you. keep the positive attitude, it goes a long way~ (September 12th, 2014)
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thank you mild_mannered_super_hero. (September 11th, 2014)
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