- 20,337 members
- 165,621 private messages
- 87,394 forum posts
MeetAnOstoMate was launched in 2006 and is maintained by a team of people who devote their time and energy to the website.
MeetAnOstoMate is not a typical ostomy website, but rather a vibrant multi-topic community, where people have fun, discuss various things, laugh together, cry together, and give each other plenty of love and support.
One of the greatest features on MeetAnOstoMate is the ability to search for other members by location, gender, age, interests, and other criteria. Members use this feature all the time to find someone to talk to or to even start a relationship (we actually had quite a few relationships born on this site over the years).
You will also love our forum, member blogs, chat room, private chat, private messaging, photo gallery, events section, classifieds, and more.
MeetAnOstoMate is one of the greatest, although small in global terms, online communities. The best part is that people here care for each other. MeetAnOstoMate's ideology is that if we can reach out to those few who would feel more comfortable sharing their story (and life) with someone who understands, then we have achieved our goal.
"It has been a treat for me to be a part of this site and to share and read and laugh with you all. I do wish we all could live or be closer to one another but since we are not, this site makes it feel as though we are all neighbors and in some cases like family. How cool is that!"
"This forum is extremely valuable. I had my first date with a gal with an ostomy this past week ..."
"I appreciate the support & understanding more then you know!! ... I am thankful I have this forum & you great friends!"
"First let me say this is a fantastic site! A WOC nurse led me to you and I've learned so much from here in the past few days."
"Whoa (ET nurse)....you're the greatest....we are so lucky to have you here ..."
"Complain, vent, scream, cry....WHATEVER! We are here for you! ..."
"And when you need big arms for a hug -- that's here too ..."
"I have to say I have only been on this website for 2 weeks and you are all so nice and helpful ..."
"I just got my colostomy in October '08 and I am learning more from this site than from the professionals ..."
"Love this site ..."
"I've met some great people from this web site and thank them with all my heart for their support ..."