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Anyone name their stoma?

Posted by WIGirl43, on Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:05 am

I like to think of mine as Stella.  Or more accurately STELLA.  

anyone else name theres?

Reply by HenryM, on Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:16 am

I take it you're a Tennessee Williams fan...  Good choice.

Reply by WIGirl43, on Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:23 am

Yes.. I imagine it like marlon Brando yelling in the street! 

Reply by WIGirl43, on Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:23 am

Yes.. I imagine it like marlon Brando yelling in the street! 

Reply by Zed12, on Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:00 pm

Yes I have named the lil 💩 shit. He's a he and his name is Stan. Why is he a he?

Because men* are arseholes and are full of 💩shit💩!! 🤭

 

 

 

 

*Not all men, some are good, great,  awesome even. I know because I got me an awesome one.❤️

 

Reply by WIGirl43, on Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:09 pm

😂 love it 

Reply by Bill, on Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:20 pm

I have never named my stoma, but if I was coerced into thinking up a suitable name, it would probably be 'Alex' after 'Alex Red' - one of my favourite roses (I like to be distracted from the negativity of it all and think of the more pleasant things in life!) 

Best wishes

Bill

Reply by WIGirl43, on Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:07 pm
Bill wrote:

I have never named my stoma, but if I was coerced into thinking up a suitable name, it would probably be 'Alex' after 'Alex Red' - one of my favourite roses (I like to be distracted from the negativity of it all and think of the more pleasant things in life!) 

Best wishes

Bill


I was 26 when I first got mine.  I found having a name helpful when in public with friends or at work if I was having an issue & needed to leave or tend to it.  It was easier to tell my friends/coworkers Stella was being a jerk and I needed to leave than to tell them my bag was leaking or whatever else may have been happening. 😂 now almost 20 years later it's less of an issue but the name stuck. 

 

Naming after a rose is a brilliant idea! 

Reply by acmcgee33, on Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:59 pm

My stomas name is Queen Tootles

Reply by WIGirl43, on Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:29 am

that's awesome! 

Reply by Padfoot, on Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:55 pm

Shortly after my surgery, I named mine Ziggy, because it was made from my Sigmoid colon. I don't know why, but I rarely refer to it by name now; just "my ostomy ". Maybe that means I have come to accept it as a legitimate part of me, rather than as a separate entity. My friends still call it Ziggy, and tell it to shut up if it gets noisy. I think it makes them more comfortable to have a name to call it. 

Laurie

Reply by bowsprit, on Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:32 pm

Stella is a lovely name. However I am guilty of calling mine some not very complimentary things. I think I will call it Capri C'est Fini after the Herve Villard number for obvious reasons, a lot of fun things went out the window since its appearance, or maybe Jezebel or Anna after Anna Karenina, if some female ostomates can give theirs masculine names then I can assign mine a feminine one! But really I am not naive enough to not know that it is there because it saved a life. So, let me wait a bit before I call it anything.

Reply by Mggy34, on Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:08 pm

I named mine Lucille....then I had to have another surgery...she got bigger and harder to deal with. Now she is Lucinda or some other choice word when she's acting up. 

I also had an incision from the first surgery that would not close for months...kept me in the hospital for 6 weeks...I named him George. Thankfully he is gone...he was an a*^hole. 

Reply by WIGirl43, on Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:42 pm
Mggy34 wrote:

I named mine Lucille....then I had to have another surgery...she got bigger and harder to deal with. Now she is Lucinda or some other choice word when she's acting up. 

I also had an incision from the first surgery that would not close for months...kept me in the hospital for 6 weeks...I named him George. Thankfully he is gone...he was an a*^hole. 


My last surgery the incision couldn't be closed.  I had a wound vac. And even after they took that off it was months before everything closed. I hadn't thoght to name the incision but somehow everyone started calling the wound vac Goober because of all the goo in the tubing. He was an asshole too.  Kept me up all night with his breathless whipsers. 

Reply by acmcgee33, on Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:07 pm

When I had my surgery it took mine a long time to heal. I had a wound in the backside that took months to heal and an incision on my abdomen that kept coming apart but they both finally healed thank God!!!

Reply by Padfoot, on Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:16 pm
WIGirl43 wrote:
Mggy34 wrote:

I named mine Lucille....then I had to have another surgery...she got bigger and harder to deal with. Now she is Lucinda or some other choice word when she's acting up. 

I also had an incision from the first surgery that would not close for months...kept me in the hospital for 6 weeks...I named him George. Thankfully he is gone...he was an a*^hole. 


My last surgery the incision couldn't be closed.  I had a wound vac. And even after they took that off it was months before everything closed. I hadn't thoght to name the incision but somehow everyone started calling the wound vac Goober because of all the goo in the tubing. He was an asshole too.  Kept me up all night with his breathless whipsers. 

WI Girl,

 I can relate to having a wound that won't close. My surgical incision took two and a half years to close! The tissue was damaged by radiation (I have an ostomy because of cancer) and it was horrible! I finally found out about hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and that is what made the difference. It finally closed. Whew!

 

Laurie

Reply by WIGirl43, on Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:36 pm
Padfoot wrote:
WIGirl43 wrote:
Mggy34 wrote:

I named mine Lucille....then I had to have another surgery...she got bigger and harder to deal with. Now she is Lucinda or some other choice word when she's acting up. 

I also had an incision from the first surgery that would not close for months...kept me in the hospital for 6 weeks...I named him George. Thankfully he is gone...he was an a*^hole. 


My last surgery the incision couldn't be closed.  I had a wound vac. And even after they took that off it was months before everything closed. I hadn't thoght to name the incision but somehow everyone started calling the wound vac Goober because of all the goo in the tubing. He was an asshole too.  Kept me up all night with his breathless whipsers. 

WI Girl,

 I can relate to having a wound that won't close. My surgical incision took two and a half years to close! The tissue was damaged by radiation (I have an ostomy because of cancer) and it was horrible! I finally found out about hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and that is what made the difference. It finally closed. Whew!

 

Laurie

I'm so glad you found something to help! I can't imagine 2 years with an open incision, I was struggling after about 6 months! 

Reply by WIGirl43, on Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:38 pm
acmcgee33 wrote:

When I had my surgery it took mine a long time to heal. I had a wound in the backside that took months to heal and an incision on my abdomen that kept coming apart but they both finally healed thank God!!!


Oh my gosh! my abdomen skin took forever to close around my belly button! It's such a relief when it all finally heals isnt it?

Reply by Padfoot, on Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:43 pm
WIGirl43 wrote:
Padfoot wrote:
WIGirl43 wrote:
Mggy34 wrote:

I named mine Lucille....then I had to have another surgery...she got bigger and harder to deal with. Now she is Lucinda or some other choice word when she's acting up. 

I also had an incision from the first surgery that would not close for months...kept me in the hospital for 6 weeks...I named him George. Thankfully he is gone...he was an a*^hole. 


My last surgery the incision couldn't be closed.  I had a wound vac. And even after they took that off it was months before everything closed. I hadn't thoght to name the incision but somehow everyone started calling the wound vac Goober because of all the goo in the tubing. He was an asshole too.  Kept me up all night with his breathless whipsers. 

WI Girl,

 I can relate to having a wound that won't close. My surgical incision took two and a half years to close! The tissue was damaged by radiation (I have an ostomy because of cancer) and it was horrible! I finally found out about hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and that is what made the difference. It finally closed. Whew!

 

Laurie

I'm so glad you found something to help! I can't imagine 2 years with an open incision, I was struggling after about 6 months! 

Yeah, I was just about ready to strangle my surgeon with my bare hands. Not really - I actually quite like her, and I know she felt bad for me. All good now, though. 😊Glad you were able to resolve your stubborn incision too.


Laurie

Nurse
Reply by Azdancer, on Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:53 pm

Yes, her name is Arsy, (pain in the arse). 


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Reply by jimmyfizzy, on Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:04 pm

I named mine Stewart

Reply by paulaAZ, on Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:18 pm

I was fortunate in that I knew my surgery was coming 6 months before I had it and through other boards and talking with others I decided to name my stoma.  I named him "Sheldon, the Super Smart Stoma" after Sheldon on Big Bang Theory.  He has definitely lived up to that name, too!  Very smart, knows when to give me signs that I have not hydrated well enough before it is too late ... and actually over the years has allowed me to eat pretty much whatever I want (I have an ileostomy). 

Paula

Reply by Collieflower, on Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:21 pm

My friend named it for me  - Louis Vuitton 😆 get it? Cuz it holds a bag 😂 But my sister likes to call it Stanley. Except I once had a jerk of a boss named Stan so he's ruined it for me! 

Nurse
Reply by Azdancer, on Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:23 pm
paulaAZ wrote:

I was fortunate in that I knew my surgery was coming 6 months before I had it and through other boards and talking with others I decided to name my stoma.  I named him "Sheldon, the Super Smart Stoma" after Sheldon on Big Bang Theory.  He has definitely lived up to that name, too!  Very smart, knows when to give me signs that I have not hydrated well enough before it is too late ... and actually over the years has allowed me to eat pretty much whatever I want (I have an ileostomy). 

Paula


Where in Az are you?


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Reply by paulaAZ, on Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:47 pm

 

Azdancer wrote:
paulaAZ wrote:

I was fortunate in that I knew my surgery was coming 6 months before I had it and through other boards and talking with others I decided to name my stoma.  I named him "Sheldon, the Super Smart Stoma" after Sheldon on Big Bang Theory.  He has definitely lived up to that name, too!  Very smart, knows when to give me signs that I have not hydrated well enough before it is too late ... and actually over the years has allowed me to eat pretty much whatever I want (I have an ileostomy). 

Paula


Where in Az are you?


I am in San Tan Valley (Queen Creek area) ... southeast valley.  What about you?/  

Nurse
Reply by Azdancer, on Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:44 am
paulaAZ wrote:

 

Azdancer wrote:
paulaAZ wrote:

I was fortunate in that I knew my surgery was coming 6 months before I had it and through other boards and talking with others I decided to name my stoma.  I named him "Sheldon, the Super Smart Stoma" after Sheldon on Big Bang Theory.  He has definitely lived up to that name, too!  Very smart, knows when to give me signs that I have not hydrated well enough before it is too late ... and actually over the years has allowed me to eat pretty much whatever I want (I have an ileostomy). 

Paula


Where in Az are you?


I am in San Tan Valley (Queen Creek area) ... southeast valley.  What about you?/  

I'm in North central Phoenix. My grandtr lives in Mesa. 


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Reply by paulaAZ, on Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:08 am
Azdancer wrote:

paulaAZ wrote:

 

Azdancer wrote:
paulaAZ wrote:

I was fortunate in that I knew my surgery was coming 6 months before I had it and through other boards and talking with others I decided to name my stoma.  I named him "Sheldon, the Super Smart Stoma" after Sheldon on Big Bang Theory.  He has definitely lived up to that name, too!  Very smart, knows when to give me signs that I have not hydrated well enough before it is too late ... and actually over the years has allowed me to eat pretty much whatever I want (I have an ileostomy). 

Paula


Where in Az are you?


I am in San Tan Valley (Queen Creek area) ... southeast valley.  What about you?/  

I'm in North central Phoenix. My grandtr lives in Mesa. 

My oldest daughter and my grandsons live in Gilbert.  

Reply by collie123, on Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:11 am

Mine is called Enigma.

An emergency operation:unplanned.

I call her Enigma because I never know what she will do.

C

Reply by JudiA, on Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:15 am

I have always called mine "the spout"

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Reply by SharkFan, on Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:20 pm

I named mine Eddie after Eddie Haskell of the old "Leave it to Beaver" show.  Eddie was prime, proper and polite when adults were present then would cause tons of trouble when alone with friends.  

I originally wanted to call it Debbie after the wife in "Everybody loves Raymond".  Cute, small and sweet until you upset her.  She'd then blow her top. Problem with this name is that it's the name of my Sister in Law.  My wife didn't see the humor.......  

Good luck and health to all, 

 

SharkFan

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