Finding Love After Ostomy: A Heartwarming Success Story!

Van guy
Jan 03, 2022 6:05 am

Just want to say that, as a confirmed bachelor in his 50s at the time of my ostomy in 2009, I was doubtful I'd find the love I'd always wanted. Well, I did, at the young age of 62, and we've been married for 6 years now. She'd only ever met one person before, a co-worker, with an ostomy, and was apprehensive. But we hit it off, and have a wonderful life together, and yes, the intimacy is very good. I'm a very lucky man.

All the best in the new year, and while I almost never sign in to this website these days, know that I'm cheering you on.

Jan 03, 2022 6:27 am

Wonderful!!! Six years and many more to come!!!

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Past Member
Jan 03, 2022 6:55 am

Good for you, Van, and your true love!! Live every minute of your time together, don't just exist, savor every moment, and never take this gift for granted. Enjoy every minute as if it's your last.

Congratulations on finding the one.


Jan 03, 2022 7:51 am

Hello Van guy.

Thank you for your post which is appreciated on many levels.

Congratulations on finding what you wanted in life. As others have said-never take it for granted and enjoy every moment.

Best wiahes


Jan 03, 2022 9:32 am

Hi Vanguy

Congratulations on finding your true love. This gives us all hope that someday we will find the same magic you have found. You never know what or who is just around the corner. Never say never. Good luck with the rest of your married life XX

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Past Member
Jan 03, 2022 12:01 pm

How wonderful! Gives us all hope.

Jan 03, 2022 8:31 pm

Thanks for sharing. I know it gives others hope. Hope this coming year is good for you.

Jan 03, 2022 8:56 pm

I'm so happy for you, Van guy! As others have said, your post will give hope to others. I never forget how lucky I am that my ostomy came many years after I had already found "the one". I can only imagine the challenges of being a new ostomate and dating.

Make every moment count, and never take your good fortune for granted. Also, hello to a fellow Vancouverite! (Well, born and raised in Vancouver, but live in Delta now, close enough!) I hope to see you on the site again.



Jan 05, 2022 5:21 am

What a nice story. Many congratulations. Hope gets stirred anew among the hopeful.

May 24, 2022 3:23 am

Wonderful! Very happy for you!