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My first social outing

Sun Jun 05, 2022 4:43 pm
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I went on my first ‘real’ social outing today and I would say it was successful! 🥳 I went to see a Bluegrass band, lots of people, talking and dancing. Since getting my ostomy (March 2020) I had only socialized with family and a few close friends... family game night, coffee dates and the occasional lunch out. I know for some of y’all this would not be a big deal... but for me it was a BIG deal! LOL 😍 I left a backpack in the car that had everything needed for a pouch change and a change of clothes just in case.  During the break I went to a nearby gas station to use their restroom (the one at the event didn’t have an industrial size fan LOL 🙄). I just might be getting my groove back. 😎 Next, I am going to a full blown dance (singles & friends) with a band and lots of people on Saturday. 💃🕺

What was your first outing? I would love to hear your stories.



Last edited by SallyK on Wed Jun 08, 2022 12:50 pm; edited 2 times in total
Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:00 pm

That is awesome. You will get back in the in it before long. Once you take that first step it won’t be long. I have had my Ileostomi for 25 years.

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Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:01 pm


Looking66 wrote:

That is awesome. You will get back in the in it before long. Once you take that first step it won’t be long. I have had my Ileostomi for 25 years.

Oh thank you so much Looking66 for the encouragement! ❤️

Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:34 pm

Good for you. 👍 All that anxiety and nervousness was for nothing. It’s funny how these bags stay on, they don’t explode, nobody smells you or anything else while in public, just like when you’re home alone. 😁 Well, the dog may look at ya weird when ya fart but that’s the dog’s issue on trying to figure what the hell that odd noise is. 😂 

Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:38 pm

Oh, and the video says it’s private so it doesn’t work for me. 🤷‍♂️

Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:43 pm


AlexT wrote:

Oh, and the video says it’s private so it doesn’t work for me. 🤷‍♂️

Thanks! I fixed the video....I think. LOL Would you test it for me?

Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:46 pm


SallyK wrote:

Thanks! I fixed the video....I think. LOL Would you test it for me?

Nothing, still can’t click on it

Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:46 pm


AlexT wrote:

Nothing, still can’t click on it

I just reloaded it. If it doesn't work this time, I will give up. LOL It is not that exciting anyways. 

Sun Jun 05, 2022 6:32 pm


Looking66 wrote:

That is awesome. You will get back in the in it before long. Once you take that first step it won’t be long. I have had my Ileostomi for 25 years.

You live in Sweden?

Sun Jun 05, 2022 6:43 pm

Good on you Sally !  Get out there and have some fun.


The video came thru on my iPad ….Happy music makes me smile - thanks

if you are nervous about a leakage problem, perhaps you might consider taking a longish sweater or  jacket along with you on your outings.  That way you would have an available “cover-up” as you plan your escape route in time of need.  Just a thought. JB

Sun Jun 05, 2022 6:50 pm


AlexT wrote:

You live in Sweden?

I was born and raised in Sweden but have lived in the states for a long time and I am now moving back.

Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:16 pm


Justbreathe wrote:

Good on you Sally !  Get out there and have some fun.


The video came thru on my iPad ….Happy music makes me smile - thanks

if you are nervous about a leakage problem, perhaps you might conside...

Thanks JB! It was so much fun! And that is a great tip! 🥰

Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:17 pm


Looking66 wrote:

I was born and raised in Sweden but have lived in the states for a long time and I am now moving back.

Journey well. 🥰



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Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:22 pm


Looking66 wrote:

I was born and raised in Sweden but have lived in the states for a long time and I am now moving back.

Ok, I’m not going nuts. 🤪 I thought you had a different location before under your forum name. 😁 Back to the Sally’s First Outing……

Mon Jun 06, 2022 2:04 am

Congratulations Sally! I wish I could have been there to cheer you on. I’m sure you were radiant. ❤️

Mon Jun 06, 2022 2:10 am


RaenotRay wrote:

Congratulations Sally! I wish I could have been there to cheer you on. I’m sure you were radiant. ❤️

I bet she was twerking like 20 year old. Probably threw a couple hoots out too. 😁

Mon Jun 06, 2022 4:02 am


RaenotRay wrote:

Congratulations Sally! I wish I could have been there to cheer you on. I’m sure you were radiant. ❤️

Thanks. ❤️ It was a lot of fun.

Mon Jun 06, 2022 5:22 am

That song looked like a lot of fun, I’m so happy you enjoyed yourself Sally. Maybe next time I’ll be able to just teleport myself across the pond to NB 🤪 

Mon Jun 06, 2022 5:45 am


Meadow Snow wrote:

That song looked like a lot of fun, I’m so happy you enjoyed yourself Sally. Maybe next time I’ll be able to just teleport myself across the pond to NB 🤪 

I would love that! ❤️

Mon Jun 06, 2022 6:06 am


SallyK wrote:

I would love that! ❤️

I’m concentrating, focusing, teleporting … uhh … ((looks around at my surrounding)) attempt at teleporting apparently failed. I’m still here in my home in the UK. 

Mon Jun 06, 2022 6:19 am


Meadow Snow wrote:

I’m concentrating, focusing, teleporting … uhh … ((looks around at my surrounding)) attempt at teleporting apparently failed. I’m still here in my home in the UK. 

Keep trying Meadow! 🤩 I am lining up some fun for us this summer... Bluegrass Festivals 🎸🪕🎻 ... walking with Llamas on the beach 🦙🦙🦙 ... our annual hot air balloon festival is a go this year again! 🔥🎈  And who knows what else I will find! LOL 😄

Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:07 am


Meadow Snow wrote:

That song looked like a lot of fun, I’m so happy you enjoyed yourself Sally. Maybe next time I’ll be able to just teleport myself across the pond to NB 🤪 

Be careful. You know what they say….Once you go New Brunswick, you never go back. 😂

Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:34 am


AlexT wrote:

Be careful. You know what they say….Once you go New Brunswick, you never go back. 😂

Well, off I go then!  🇬🇧🚶🏻‍♀️✈️ 🇨🇦👭🏻

(Side note, I really want to be able to turn the walking emoji around so that it looks like I’m walking TO the plane and not AWAY from it! 😂)

Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:36 am


Meadow Snow wrote:

Well, off I go then!  🇬🇧🚶🏻‍♀️✈️ 🇨🇦👭🏻

(Side note, I really want to be able to turn the walking emoji around so that it looks like I’m walking TO the plane and ...

Put the plane emoji first. 😁 oh, you youngins’ nowadays.  Or, just put a side note saying you’re moonwalking to the plane. 

Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:39 am


AlexT wrote:

Put the plane emoji first. 😁 oh, you youngins’ nowadays.  Or, just put a side note saying you’re moonwalking to the plane. 

Yes, I’m definitely moonwalking (not mooning, mind out the gutter Meadow 😂 )

Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:55 pm

I had a day pass from hospital to wife's family reunion. I was still very sore, but got by.

Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:12 pm

Congrats Sally!  You will find pretty soon that you won't even think about the fact that you are carrying a pouch around with you.  My first real outing was a New Year's Eve party at a friend's house, a huge house with about 80 people, a band playing, and lots of dancing.  I partied and danced along with everyone else, and no one knew my secret, except for my husband and our host, who just happened to be a registered nurse.  That was only about two months post surgery, and about two months before Covid hit, so I didn't really go out again for another two years!!

Terry

Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:14 pm


delgrl525 wrote:

Congrats Sally!  You will find pretty soon that you won't even think about the fact that you are carrying a pouch around with you.  My first real outing was a New Year's Eve party at a friend's h...

Thanks Terry. ❤️  Covid certainly didn't make it easier on us trying to get out with our new 'friend'. 

Mon Jun 06, 2022 5:46 pm

Good for you Sally. 

Mon Jun 06, 2022 5:49 pm


xnine wrote:

I had a day pass from hospital to wife's family reunion. I was still very sore, but got by.

xnine  I must have missed the post about you being in the hospital. Hope you are ok.

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