On the morning of August 23 2015, I woke up with a ostomy. Prior to leaving the hospital, I was shown how to prepare and change my appliance. However this surgery changed my life.
I found an ostomy support group in Springfield , Ohio, The meetings were held in the evenings at 7:30 pm. I attended one meeting and the subject was how great their surgeon was. That"s not what I wanted to hear nor needed at that time. I never went back, the drive was quite far and I was afraid an accident would occur (poop).
By mistake I stumbled upon this site. As I read the stories of men and women, I knew I wasn't alone. Some of my concerns were addressed just reading their stories.
I lacked confidence because of the ostomy.
Would I still be attractive to my significant other?
How could I wear nice things and still conceal my pouch?
Would I still be sexually desirable?
I thought of so many reasons why I joined but the things listed above were some of the concerns.
The bottom line is, I needed support and thats what (MAO) provided for me.
Why did you join?
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