Hello BigDre. I believe we have messaged before. There so are many that have had tragedies, that led to the surgery. Hey, your not alone, there are thousands that are members. This is a site that supports one another. In this great big world , there are so many who don't understand our anatomy, thus makes us feel left out. Fortunately for us, the site provides somewhat of a refuge. Perhaps through the site, you will locate another from Delaware. Hang in there!
P.S. President Eisenhower had an ostomy, imagine how isolated he felt at times it didn't start just now. It's millions that have had tragedies that led to the change in anatomy. Hope I somehow lifted you spirits. You'll be ok.