I'm not an Ostmomate but my boyfriend is. I met him 3 years post-op and we've been together almost a year. He and I have been to several social events together and although we both enjoy ourselves, I can see that he is never as relaxed as I am. I was hoping you might shed some light on how your Ostomy has affected your social life. And if you have any suggestions about what I can do to help him, I'd appreciate that advice too.
Do you feel uncomfortable or worried at social gatherings? Do you abstain from eating at events to avoid having to deal with emptying? Do you avoid social gatherings altogether or limit the amount of time you spend there? Or do you even worry at all?