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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.
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Topic: Happy 4th of July
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... (4 hours 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. (5 hours ago)
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Topic: THOUGHTS ON SUICIDE
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... (9 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 ... (9 hours ago)
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Topic: THOUGHTS ON SUICIDE
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.....?... (10 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... (11 hours ago)
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Topic: Avro Vulcan does the rounds & says goodbye..
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... (11 hours ago)
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Topic: THOUGHTS ON SUICIDE
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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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