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Once More 'round The Sun, Part 02

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Once More 'round The Sun, Part 01

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NEVER SAY U CAN'T

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Sparkles

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Ostomy convention in Saint Louis in September

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Thanks. I may give it a shot. (1 hour ago)
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Topic: Colectomy and Horseback Riding
No BigP you are not the only one and like anything else it takes time to figure out what works best. I like a two piece system for my urostomy it seems like I have better control. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. I am an O... (2 hours ago)
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Topic: Hollister Urostomy woes....
Thanks for all your help and advice everyone. Much appreciated. It looks like I'm not the only one that has these issues.  (2 hours ago)
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Topic: Hollister Urostomy woes....
i still ride on occasion. i belive you can do it in moderation if you try. (4 hours ago)
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Topic: Colectomy and Horseback Riding
i have had simular issues since my surgery in 2000. i thinks fairly common as there are so many nerves around the rectum area. be advised that nerves heal very slowly, but at your age you have a good chance they will return to near nor... (4 hours ago)
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Topic: Retroactive Ejaculation Due to Surgical Complicati...
Hi Travel,  Talking about stoma sizes, my stoma length is appx 1 1/4 " long, sometimes it shrinks to an 1" or slightly less - depends.  When I was on prednisone, it was skinny for me at 25 mm for the wafer and bit s... (4 hours ago)
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Topic: stoma size
Well my stoma was nice, flat and small.  All of a sudden after 4 days I changed my bag and wow, my stoma was about an inch plus out and larger in circumference, almost was not able to fit my Convatec flange and bag. Scary. Wonder what made... (16 hours ago)
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Topic: stoma size
I have an ileostomy and I use a 2 piece Convatec moldable durahesive flange with open end pouch. I've worn mine sideways since the first week. The day before I had surgery an ostomate came into my room at the hospital and showed me how she ... (one day ago)
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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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