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Have never felt the urge to name my stoma, its a bit late now as I have had it over 30 years.
I suppose the nearest it gets to a name is when I say " that damned thing"!!! thats when I get a leak in bed or when it spurts out when i am changing the damned thing and I make a mess in the bathroom.
But yes I read on another site that many people do name it.
I had my stoma made as an emergency December 2006. It was Christmas and there was no stoma nurse around until the 27th December, so the ward sister suggested I named my stoma to help me come to terms with it.
After thinking long and hard, I came up with 'Winnie' (Winnie the Poo), was a bit of a joke at first but just seemed to stick
I know most people don't name their stomas at all and never have the urge to even if it was suggested. For me it helped a lot at a time of emotional distress, I was going through a divorce at the same time too!
Have to say, Winnie is far more reliable than any man I've ever known, lol
The complicated things that lead to a stoma have already happened, so its just time to settle in and make the best of it. If folks can name a car, then my stoma can have its own name too.