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Steve-oh-1979 United States
Just had my surgery a couple weeks ago. Looking to learn from others how to live an active lifestyle with my Ostomy.


juicyjont United States
I am 5"6 190lbs very hard worker


AD36 United States
Hi,I'm 3 months post op. Was hit by a car while running on the trail. I lost my colon and all of my large intestine. I'm still learning and adjusting. My kids call my bag, Betty the poop purse! You have to have humor! I'm thankful to be alive and h...


irishgranstoma1 Ireland
I am a granny always enjoyed a full active independent life now have just been through treatment for bowel cancer and currently may be facing life with stoma ,this all so new to me and don't know where to turn. my family try but they really can't...


GG1967 United States
Someone who is understanding and enjoys life.


Jhanna United States
Just had surgery a week ago... To remove cancer and now have a colostomy !!!


ansley_grace94 United States


towman68 United States
I drive a wrecker so I don't have much time for anything other than my daughter. She is 3 and the whole world to me.


akash.croydon India
i am looking for someone who can be better half in all my life .i like travelling ,making friends and sports.i don't mind making friendship with any age person .


Paralegal26 United States


Joe_B United States
Just checking this site out, will type more later


bsbailey66 United States
I got a colostomy a month ago. I have a few questions I'd like to run by some people who are experienced and have learned some tricks.


Sued59 United Kingdom
I am interested in friendship and possibly a relationship, I love going out to the theatre and for meals out and also like the countryside and for day trips and picnics with my family. I don't drink but still like to enjoy myself.


beverly9361 United States
I'm trying to find out info for my father.


linbebe Benin
I am always on the move! I have a zest for life and fun! I am inspired for doing good things! I love animals! I want to see this world get better. So why not start with myself? That's what I do every day. I want my future husband to be proud of me....


zinababy United States
all i need is love and care. all i need is love and care. all i need is love and care. all i need is love and care. all i need is love and care. all i need is love and care. all i need is love and care. all i need is love and care. all i need is lov...


Mustanggirl United States
I am married and have to great dogs 2 chihuahua's they are my babies. I have had my ileostomy since 2002.


sinder245 Canada
I would love to meet someone who knows what an ostomy is like. I also love meeting new friends. I got my ileostomy in 1999. It never changed my dating style until 6 years ago. Now I feel very uncomfortable with it. I would love to share my ups and d...


fiona United States
ostomy surgery last October, interesting in talking with other ostomates


UnicornShuffle United States
Friends and support. I don't feel like a real person anymore.


Latest Forum Posts
Thank you for your advice sorry awhile to answer.  But I let the car go back  (5 hours ago)
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Topic: Hyundai Santa Fe
Hi Mare, Sweaty Pimples I think is a yeast infection, what about trying some cornstarch right from your pantry on your skin. I use to put a dusting on my kids bottoms when they were in diapers it kept the diaper rash away. (one day ago)
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Topic: GETTING SORE OUTSIDE OF POUCH MAYBE SWEAT PIMPES
Hi Mooza, It's me LadyHope.  I sometimes get a rash around the edge of my wafer...and it itches like crazy.  When this happens and I am not ready to change the wafer completely, I wipe the area with witch hazel and dry it.  Then I... (one day ago)
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Topic: GETTING SORE OUTSIDE OF POUCH MAYBE SWEAT PIMPES
Hi Rosie  , Welcome to the site.  I've been a member, off and on, for about 4 years.....and remember when some of the old topics were posted.  Best way to judge, is by "Latest Forum Topics"....are the current & newest ones, a... (one day ago)
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Topic: Why are so many of the posts years old
I’m thinking it’s a social issue if my state of mind diminishes my desire to be sociable.  Caffeine helps me to want to do a lot of stuff that might have been unappealing or undesirable.  I’m sure everyone knew that a... (one day ago)
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Topic: Caffeine helps
Hi Chris, I had the residual rectum for 4 years, after my initial ileostomy, but since there was still disease there, I saw the doctor regularly.   Mucus discharge varied...  sometimes more , sometimes less.   I think s... (one day ago)
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Topic: Mucus discharge increased?
I AM GETTING SMALL SORE AND I HAVE AN ILEOSTOMY ANY POUCHES THAT LET OUR SKIN BREATHE ??? IM USING S SHALLOW CONVEX I PIECE I SEEM TO HAVE THINNER SKIN AROUND MY STOMA AND I CANT GET ANY SURGERY TO MOVE IT , ITS BEN DONE IM SO WORRIED ABOUT THE ... (one day ago)
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Topic: GETTING SORE OUTSIDE OF POUCH MAYBE SWEAT PIMPES
Hey Chris, mine is just about three years old and I have experienced increased mucous after some vigorous exercises.  Once, after hitting about a thousand golf balls, I got a little blood also.  I think I deserved what I got. Mik... (one day ago)
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Topic: Mucus discharge increased?
Latest Blog Comments
Hi Mike, You don't have to feel better to help others. When we read the posts from people who are having a difficult time, can make us realize that we don't have it so bad. Thanks for posting the Conversation with God. So many people must feel... (May 21st, 2015)
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Blog: An Ostomate's Conversation with God
I have tried posting this on my facebook page but think I would have better luck standing on street corner with a Sign NEED WORK hate to say it but getting a little disheartened and depressed, but will hang in there and keep trying and pr... (May 21st, 2015)
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Blog: help needed
Thank you Marsha for your sharing and your great perspective of life....very much appreciated. Take care. LH (May 21st, 2015)
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Blog: Why this? Why now?
Hi All, This is Marsha...again, responding mostly to JJJ ( about not feeling like damaged goods) and to Cupatears.... I started my journey with Ulcerative Colitis at 12, and that's when I went through the why me stage. At 15, I found out ... (May 20th, 2015)
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Blog: Why this? Why now?
Cuppatears, we are all at various stages in our acceptance of our situation. My surgery was in December 2008 and although I have learned how to take care of it well etc it is still a major pain in the butt physically as well as mentally when my ... (May 20th, 2015)
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Blog: Why this? Why now?
Walk6076, I never wondered why me, but it's been almost 10 months and I'm not at peace with this situation YET. Didn't want the surgery (or the consequence of not having it). Just returned from a lovely cruise, in spite of the two blowouts, one ... (May 20th, 2015)
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