I had a colostomy 9/21/11 so I am still adapting. I don't think I'll every be happy about it, but I have learned to deal with it.
Have not been in a relationship since 2002. Not looking for one, but certainly wouldn't mind being friends. Should be more for us women. Maybe we can start something.
I admire your courage 61smiles and compassion for caring for your 90 year old Mother. No easy task. As an only child, I took care of both of my parents until the end, so my heart goes out to you, but there are many rewards and you'll never reget it.
Best wishes to you love. Wishing you the very best.
Thanks for writing back!!
61Smiles, I've had a urostomy since I was 9 y/o, way back in 1978. I honestly have never found it to impede my ability to have a relationship. The bigger problem for me has always been my own self-consciousness, which gets in the way of emotional connectedness. It's a lifelong project to let it go, but every stride I make is worth it.
I'm assuming you were born in 1983. Wow! I had surgery and became a permanent ileostomate in 1982! Good grief! I am a happily married Lesbian! However, I only had the courage to come out when I was 32! (So, you, at age 29 - are way ahead of the game in the bravery department as far as I am concerned! Good for you!)
I have been with my love since 2000! We are very happy and my ileostomy has NEVER been a problem in our relationship! She loves me for me!
*I'm fairly new to this site, but I'm sure there are lots of lesbians out there in ostomyworld!
Nice to meet you!
And we are not allowed to post contact information that would allow us to connect on other social networks that are more user-friendly.
Don't get me wrong - I think this is an amazing service, and I am so glad that it's here. I just wish a few things were easier and more convenient to use.
I am glad to hear that we're all mostly doing well. I really haven't had any problems with my bag and dating. I just don't make it a big deal, and so nobody else does either. The woman I'm with, who I hope to marry in a few years, doesn't mind at all. In fact, she thinks it's funny a lot of times. I know that my bag is always there, but it just has so little to do with ME, that I don't even worry about it. I figure, I never got a girl with my sexy stomach (or lack there of) before, so a bag really won't matter all that much. I think to some extent, we are lucky to date women, as they're typically more understanding of things like this. It also makes us more empathetic to other peoples' ailments. Anyhow, it's all good, and that's my point. At least we're all still kicking. Don't get me wrong, there are days when I hate it, and I get irritated by different things about it, but for the most part, I'm glad to have my bag. That's all for today I suppose!
i am from down under and i am new on here so when i found this topic i thought i went from hell to heaven, so it makes me feel yeahhh not the only lesbian with a bag. i was with my love when this happened and she and i just never happened after it so i am not very confident in meeting anyone else. not right now, but would like it if we could all have a chat thing going on to swap stories and just chat. anyway ladies good to know you all. now i wont be a stranger as it has taken me a long time to even get up the courage to get on here. hope to chat soon waytogo lots love to you all
waytogo here wow what a duet lol hope to have some chats with you i am going to be a regular visitor from now on , and is nice meeting you and the other lesbians wow. i will go to bed soon with a smile on my dial and that has been missing for a long time now, so thank you all so much hope to chat soon
finally a comment thank you very much, i think the rest of these girls may have given up the chase so to speak. ok so we just talk now???? so how are you. i too was very surprised at the amount of girls who was in that chat. yes i was a very happy lesbian when i saw that i was not the only one in the world lol. some of them were living very well with their better halves and say that the bag was of no concern. i was separated after my emergency op. was in that relationship for 18yrs she said she hated it well that went down a treat and i have been so scared to even think of another relationship after that. How about you are you with someone n if so how do you both cope with it. i hope you chat back
I think it would be great to have a closed FB group for us! With a "closed" FB group it comes up in searches, members are public, but all the content (posts, updates, all communication between members) is private.
You can have a "secret" FB group but it doesn't come up in searches, so "closed" is a better privacy option...that way all the lesbian ostomates googling or searching FB for others can find it.
If anyone starts one let us know so we can search for it.
what a great idea, you are a genius. I do have a FB account and I will try my hand at getting one up n running. If or when I do I will let you know ok. I am in 2 closed groups on FB re Farm Ville, so i can inquire as how to do it. hope to get back to you soon waytogo
i have tried to get one going but i can't do it i have asked friends n all seems to fail i am supposed to have a certain amount of ppl to become members lol how damn stupid is that as this is why we want to do it???? sorry but i will work on another idea will let you know when n if. in a couple of weeks i will be getting a total knee replacement so i have put this at the back for the moment hope thats ok with you ??? . i hope you all had a great Christmas and stay safe talk again soon
I too are on FB I sure hope that this lady is the one for you. I am going ok, I am back on my feet after my knee replacement n now hoping I can get around a bit better in another few weeks. Have a great day
I am up n running thanks to my knee replacement a lot of ppl on FB got me through a rough patch but all is well. That heading you once gave me before I went to Hospital. I hope you had a great Holiday. We will have to try to get onto live chat to chat pmsl if you could let me know what time by replying to this. I got over the glitch that I told you about before. Ok have to go, oh by the way how do I get an upgraded acct as would like to email you. ok now I am going lol
all the best waytogo 3
I forgot to mention a new title for all of us how about "Gay Colostomy Support Group" try or "Gay Ostomates Support Group" I have been working on it while I was in Hospital on FB. ok I am going as someone is calling lol
hope to hear back waytogo
wishing lots of happiness in your new relationship. I've never had a gf that had an issue with the bag...they were all wonderful about it. 3
@waytogo sorry to hear about your knee replacement and the rough patch you went through...but very happy you've turned the corner and are on the mend! Answer to your question...you should see "Upgrade" in the top menu bar when you log in, that's where you can upgrade your acct.
Nice hearing from you... hope we can connect again soon.