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Sample Support United States
I would love an opportunity to be used a resource for anyone needing information on ostomy product and application. I am the ConvaTec representative for Corpus Christi, Rio Grande Valley, Austin, San Antonio and West Texas. I am here for anyone th...


2010surgery Canada


Bradyb United States


Painintheass United States
I am a colon cancer survivor. I have a colonostmy bag. I


PABrad79 United States
Had an ileostomy created in March 2015 due to Crohn's. Always willing to meet and make new friends.....especially people that I have something in common with.


Lainey United Kingdom


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charlie1 United Kingdom
Recently had a stoma operation after finding out i had bowel dificulitus, been out of hospitial 1 week,trying to adapt to new lifestyle,will be fine im sure and already comfortable with family and friends.going forward would like to meet someone to g...


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Bri499 United States
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Hi, I joined this site because I want to share my experiences with anybody who needs encouragement, help/support, a friend, or just to know that they are not alone. I am in my thirties and have had Crohn's for the past 20 years. I have been on ever...


ShoeChef United States
Hi, I'm Caren. I'm 26 and I got my ostomy in 2007. It has been the greatest thing I could have ever done, I'm so happy to be an ostomate. I love to cook, read, and watch movies with my fiancée. I'm disabled due to spina bifida and I don't really get...


Neo Canada
I got surgery in 2013 I just want advice and to know how other people do things, I have a colostomy.


Littletoot United States
I am 55, married and have 2 sons. I have an iliostomy for the past 3 years now. Most people don\'t understand how my life has changed because of it. I want to meet people who understand the new me. Someone I can talk to about different products tha...


Christy United States


travelingman United States
Hi it's been since 2006 that I had my colon removed do to U.C. I would like to share stories with anyone. So let's chat. I own a semi and travel all 48 states. I like meeting new people. Seeing new places.


Oldy Moldy United States
I am just interested in reading what others have to say about having an ileostomy. I had my surgery when I was 15 and I am now 61. I had a traditional ileostomy and 18 years later had it changed to a continent ileostomy. I had surgery due to accute ...


MXrider New Zealand
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I got my illieostomy bag in2004 after having ulceritive colitis for about 12 years. I love riding and racing MotoX, mountainbiking and my kids. Seperated from my wife last year and am very nervous about meeting anyone else although at the moment I a...


Fighter India
I have eliostomy bag and gone through total coloctomy last year due to UC. This has not bought me down but rather I see life differently with a very positive attitude. With the help of family and friends I was able to regain my strenths and pretty m...


Trecie United States
I've had my ileostomy for about two months. hopefully it will be reversed in 4 more months. I had surgery to avoid this situation and the Dr made s mistake during surgery so I'm adjusting. having a hard time with the life change. it would be ni...


Stillhavelifetolive United States
I am a hard working fun loving guy who was happily married until I needed an ostomy to save my life from crhones. From the day I got the ostomy eight years ago my then wife would not even sleep with me let alone be intamit. I have two wonderful daug...


Latest Forum Posts
Hi All,   I read  your post GJ earlier in the day, and had to think about how to respond to this.     I've had my ileostomy for 50 plus years ( from when I was 15),  buit it's never been the ostomy itself that... (few minutes ago)
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Topic: feeling unattractive
Excellent question Ewesful — before I comment on your seatbelt question, let me tell you a few things about my driving background: Since 1981 I've had a professional driver's licence permitting me to drive every vehicle on the roads exce...



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Topic: seatbelts
I am very skeptical of all artificial sweetener.  I don't think we should add natural sugar to our food either.  I'm all about tasting the natural sweetness of food as sweet.  The other stuff drastically distorts our sense of tast... (2 hours ago)
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Topic: Artificial Sweeteners and Crohns
i am still in need of a reversal, i dont know what to do any longer because i cannot stand living like this, understand that i didnt have a previous medial issue before getting shot, i totally feel for you guys that have problems and the bag is ... (4 hours ago)
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Topic: i am able to have a reversal, but......
That is good to know. Thanks! (4 hours ago)
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Topic: Colectomy and Horseback Riding
Thanks :-) (4 hours ago)
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Topic: Artificial Sweeteners and Crohns
OK I did get one reply from LadyHope..thank you but wonder if others have had this happen too. So I had my new colostomy set on the left side permanently on Feb 19, 2015 . Feels different from my (8 years old) temporary one on the right.... any... (8 hours ago)
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Topic: OSTOMY SIZE
I don't buy it. I also have right side ileostomy, and I can move the belt around to it doesn't interfer with the bag or stoma. But, I am not a professional, and thankfully have not been in a serious car accident.  I would check with an osto... (8 hours ago)
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Topic: seatbelts
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Thanks for sharing all this. Ileoanal pouch since 1992. A crazy number of surgeries too because of bowel obstructions/adhesions. 4x pulmonary emboli. Lucky we're here. Waiting for Pt. 3. Great read. Wishing you all the best!! (April 24th, 2015)
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Blog: Once More 'round The Sun, Part 02
hi moonshine,great to hear from you. WOW 35 years and its nice to hear you get on with your life, that gives newbies like me a huge amount of confidence. i met a lovely lady from up your way in the freeman when i had this done, i was thinking it... (April 24th, 2015)
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Blog: a year on
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Blog: Once More 'round The Sun, Part 02
Thank you for the kind words.I'm usually a much better writer (I taught English for 12 years), but I decided that I wouldn't edit myself at all while doing these blog entries. I'm just going to keep tapping away on my tablet with my thumbs unti... (April 22nd, 2015)
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Blog: Once More 'round The Sun, Part 01
So glad that you are doing well and feeling much better after your surgery. That is very good news! I find wearing support undergarments are a help. They keep things in place, smooth things and add security. I also like wearing pantyhose wit... (April 22nd, 2015)
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Blog: some kind of normal
Hi Sparkles, Welcome to the site and feel free to post all questions that you may have. Prior to my ostomy surgery, I was partially incontinent. If I had to go, I had about 3 seconds to get to the bathroon or the flood gates opened. I also wo... (April 22nd, 2015)
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