7 Years Strong: Celebrating Life with an Ostomy!

Nov 16, 2019 6:26 pm

7 years ago today my life changed forever... I realize now that I probably wouldn't be here today without the lifesaving surgery I had on November 16th, 2012! It's been a long road filled with plenty of setbacks and challenges. But I have learned to live with and accept my ostomy and move forward and be happy and grateful to be alive. Even though my life has changed, I still try to enjoy it just as much as I did before my surgery. I know a lot of my family and friends will never truly understand what it's like living with an ostomy, but it's nice to know that I have a community full of people like all of you that do. I hope you are all doing well and that you are feeling just as blessed today and every day to be alive because of your lifesaving ostomy surgery!

Nov 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Hello cruiseguy.
Thanks for your very positive post and I hope a lot of people get inspiration from it.
Best wishes and Happy stomaversary!
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Nov 16, 2019 8:36 pm

Happy Stomaversary, cruiseguy!

Nov 16, 2019 11:40 pm

Hey Marc!
Happy Stomaversary!! Will get a mail message off to you this week. Cruise was great!

Nov 17, 2019 4:54 am

Happy Stomaversary. I feel the same way.

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Nov 18, 2019 8:18 pm

And from me: I wish you many more of them, because life is good! (Especially when you consider the alternative LOL!)

Nov 18, 2019 8:59 pm

Loved your post. I am writing this from my cabin while on a cruise. It is fabulous to travel with really no worries at all since 11.10.2015 for me.

Nov 19, 2019 4:04 am
Happy Stomaversary!
Nov 21, 2019 8:31 pm

Thank you everyone for your kind words and well wishes! You made my day!