How do you handle negative reactions to having a urostomy?

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vpl
Jun 27, 2014 6:47 am

When told that I have a urostomy, some people's immediate reaction is, "Oh yuck! Fancy peeing into a bag!" My reply is, "Oh yuck! Fancy carrying pee inside your body. How unhygienic is that!"

How do you respond when people act in this way? Apart from telling them to "Foxtrot Oscar."

When you have an ostomy, you have to keep your sense of humor (SOH).

moonshine
Jun 30, 2014 4:59 am

Well, I have an ileostomy.......so your internal large bowel carries around 5 feet of 'crap', while my pouch carries only 5 inches of 'crap'........so who is really the one that is full of it (sh*t)

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SheliaBaby
Jul 04, 2014 9:56 pm

Just tell them that you don't fancy peeing on yourself or dying either.

mario10zeus
Jul 04, 2014 11:43 pm

Just tell them to foxtrot oscar

Casey & George
Jul 06, 2014 3:05 am

As Shrek said, "Better out than in." Tell them to piss off.

 
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beatrice
Jul 17, 2014 3:53 pm

Same category of peeps as those who have said "a bag ... I'd rather die than have that". Morons ... insensitive morons at that. Not worth an answer as far as I'm concerned. Raised eyebrow is all they get from me.