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f, 58
I had my second colostomy April 26, 20. They screwed up the first one right when COVID wa...
Colorado, United States
f, 47
Love to camp!!!! Love to travel
Michigan, United States
f, 62
I am 62 years old and have a colostomy. Also a parastomal hernia.
Pennsylvania, United States
m, 62
Retired Army, mechanic by trade, live alone, comfortably, like anything outdoors, old roc...
New Mexico, United States
f, 18
I'm hoping to have j pouch surgery in a few years, and my pediatric surgeon told me to re...
Saskatchewan, Canada
m, 64
Recent Ileostomy from Colon Cancer
Saskatchewan, Canada
f, 60
Will share later
Kansas, United States
f, 37
Well I love to have fun and aand my hobby is adult coloring books but I am in desperate n...
Mississippi, United States
m, 73
I am 73 year old male
United Kingdom
m, 61
I want to meet other men with ostomies.I'm having a hard time meeting others who would be...
Illinois, United States
f, 38
I just had a life/death surgery for an ileostomy. Very new and need support. I am 5'4 we...
Massachusetts, United States
m, 35
Ostomy surgery was a shock to me as I was very healthy all these years. Looking for someo...
India
m, 24
I've been living with an ileostomy since birth, I was born without a large intestine. I h...
Indiana, United States
m, 35
Just got my illiostomy about 6 weeks ago. New to this. Would be nice to meet someone thro...
Georgia, United States
m, 63
Hello. I had rectal cancer 6 years ago and have a colostomy bag for life. Would like to t...
United Kingdom
f, 53
Im a 53 yr old mother to a 20 and 17 yr old daughters and a grammy to an almost 3 yr old ...
Missouri, United States
f, 52
Looking for friendship, companionship, relationship. Have ileostomy for year permanent.
United Kingdom
f, 88
Retired teacher. Functionally blind. Curious about the world. New to my colostomy
North Carolina, United States
f, 77
I'm a retired Physiology lecturer living with my Nigerian husband in Nigeria. I had a per...
Nigeria
m, 57
Okay so a bit about me. Love music, life in general.Recently took up learning how to play...
United Kingdom
Zee
f, 39
I'm quiet but friendly.I love reading novels.I love home cooked meals and eating out.I wo...
South Africa
f, 82
Looking for support and to also of help to others with is.
Maine, United States
f, 35
I’m looking to talk to other people how either have an ostomy or are used to dealing wi...
Florida, United States
f, 40
I just like to connect with other ostomates to share tips and tricks and provide support ...
Texas, United States
m, 68
I will fill this in later
United Kingdom
m, 55
Ostomate for 20+ years
New York, United States
m, 56
Am interested to learn how people adapt to their stomas and to hear about any “tricks o...
United Kingdom
f, 46
Had ileostomy operation in January this year and just looking for help and advice when thi...
United Kingdom
f, 69
April of this year I was taken to the E/R per EMS with symptoms of confusion and abd pain...
Kentucky, United States
f, 57
Bowel cancer ileostomy now diabetic
Australia
f, 57
I'm going through a rough patch right now--new ostomy with chronic Crohn's and depression...
Illinois, United States
f, 59
I’ve recently become an ostomate, almost 6 weeks ago (May 2020). Due to Covid there hasn...
United Kingdom
f, 39
Friendly. Just looking to chat
Maryland, United States
m, 57
Just a common man,no more no less.Everything in life has value.
Missouri, United States
f, 60
Ijust want to share experiences and helpful ideas with other people going through what I...
Montana, United States
f, 61
I’m joining to get some information and support for my mom. She had the reversal and is...
California, United States
f, 72
I had emergency surgery 2 March 2020 and after 5 days in the ICU and another several day...
Missouri, United States
f, 35
Looking for tips on how to live with an ileostomy.
Indiana, United States
f, 67
Retired, widow, grandma (more to follow)
Texas, United States
f, 50
I have a continent ileostomy called a BCIR or some may know it as a Kock Pouch. Looking fo...
Florida, United States
m, 57
I have a urostomy and recently decided to stop hiding and come out and enjoy life. Looking...
Kentucky, United States
m, 53
I just expect to visit and learn a little from people in this group.
Oklahoma, United States
m, 35
Hey, I'm Ryan, I'm 35, gay, I'm fairly new to having Ostomies... I have an Ileostomy and ...
Oregon, United States
f, 74
Had ileostomy surgery 7 months ago and struggling with this new way of life. Trying to ge...
New Jersey, United States
m, 60
Ileostomy since 2007. Married to husband for 26 years together
Indiana, United States
m, 50
I've been living with an ileostomy for about 17 years. I still feel pretty alone with thi...
California, United States
m, 61
Hi,having just joined MaO ...I'm asked what I'm Im looking for from this site...It would ...
United Kingdom
f, 56
Looking to connect with others who “get it” :)
New York, United States
m, 40
I have little doubt that I can manage to approach a relationship now that I have a colost...
British Columbia, Canada
f, 32
I just want to read the damn forums.
Tennessee, United States
m, 84
I AM a retired age pensioner, divorced about 15 years ago, as we both moved in seperate ...
Australia
f, 22
im Kennedy I’m 22 I’ve had my stoma Ever since I was born it’s hard for me to get i...
Florida, United States
f, 59
Not now
Nova Scotia, Canada
f, 56
Just looking for someone to talk to, who understands.
Michigan, United States
m, 42
Never try befor to talk about my health condition to anyone .. interested to know people ...
Saudi Arabia
m, 22
I've just recently got an ileostomy and am curious how other people deal with theirs.im al...
Illinois, United States
m, 26
Honestly I’m just checking this out for right now. I’ll update it later.
Vermont, United States
f, 80
8 wks post surgery
Montana, United States
f, 28
Weight lifting
Colorado, United States
f, 63
Private
South Africa
f, 66
I am 66 years old. I have Crohn’s disease since I was 26. I became steroid dependent ma...
Florida, United States
m, 30
I'm here because I want to be a good brother to my sister. She has an ileostomy and I wan...
Colorado, United States
f, 26
I'm an ostomate that has just moved to a new country. i've been diagnosed now with other ...
United Kingdom
m, 50
New ostomate
Florida, United States
f, 22
I'm a biochemistry student at the University of Utah and I work as a nursing assisting. I...
Utah, United States
f, 54
Learn from other peoples experiences with ostomies. Sharing any knowledge or tips I have l...
Texas, United States
m, 30
Looking to meet like minded others. Any questions feel free to ask, I don’t bite...
United Kingdom
f, 33
Looking for community, friendship, fun. I love music, travel, and coffee! Ileostomy 201...
Oklahoma, United States
f, 30
Here for a good time not a long time
California, United States
f, 57
Looking for advice or hoping to offer some
Maryland, United States
m, 57
I am a recent ostomate after 45 years of avoiding same. Adjusting to the new normal.
Florida, United States
f, 74
GET GENERAL INFORMATION,DID THEY EVER HAVE THE ISSUES THAT I MIGHT TALK ABOUT!
California, United States
f, 48
Underwent total proctocolectomy with ileostomy in October 2019. Had been suffering from u...
India
f, 56
1 year with a stoma, due to emergency surgery for a burst bowel which I later found out w...
United Kingdom
f, 55
I am interested in meeting new people to see how they manage with their ostomy. I have...
Ireland
f, 38
Hi I'm new to this site, came across it on Twitter. I will fill in more soon...
United Kingdom
f, 32
Well I have been an ileostomy patient for 6 years. I had a very supportive spouse for 17 ...
Texas, United States
m, 21
Why noy
Rhode Island, United States
f, 37
I’d like to connect with people to help them feel better and more confident.
United Kingdom
m, 52
Adventurous, honest guy looking for someone to share my life with. Enjoy traveling, campi...
Michigan, United States
m, 47
New to this whole thing
California, United States
m, 24
Hey there. Was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2018 and recently had a total col...
Kentucky, United States
m, 47
I recently lost my girlfriend of 11 years. She was with me when I had surgery for conditi...
Florida, United States
m, 29
Acts of Service
New York, United States
m, 21
I go to UCLA. I have a bag for a little while till my jpouch is complete. Figure might a...
California, United States
f, 65
I have had my colostomy for about 9 months and just looking to communicate with others.
Nevada, United States
m, 60
Advice and experiences
United Kingdom
m, 58
Answers and help with questions. Views on different subjects pertaining to ileostomies.
New Hampshire, United States
f, 48
Just roaming around with common interests/problems
Arizona, United States
PKB
m, 81
I am trying to find solutions for frequent leaks.
India
m, 53
I'm uncomfortable using these sites but this one is perfect for me as a cancer survivor. ...
Illinois, United States
f, 58
Hi call me Ettie. I was looking for information re ostomies and lack of gall bladder when...
New Zealand
f, 71
I am a divorced 71 year old lady from the United States. I had an emergency ileostomy in ...
Pennsylvania, United States
m, 39
I'm a diesel mechanic that's lived with UC for 7 years. No more large intestines.
Arkansas, United States
m, 35
Interesting in meeting new people who are dealing with an ostomy.
Michigan, United States
f, 51
Hi my name is lynn i am a retired and mother of 3 grown up children. It would be nice to...
United Kingdom
m, 43
I have had two ostomies for almost my entire life. Never really had any friends or acqua...
Pennsylvania, United States
f, 54
Loving caring Christian
Illinois, United States
f, 61
I am new to this ileostomy bag and getting frustrated and annoyed I need help with ap...
Ontario, Canada
m, 74
Just talking about problems and normal living with stoma
United Kingdom
m, 51
I like music.
Russian Federation
m, 65
Looking for a companion for a long term relationship.
Massachusetts, United States
m, 61
Newly diagnosed and looking for support.
United Kingdom
f, 56
Xxxxxxx
Iceland
m, 68
looking for a new friend , lover , travel partner. I lost my wife of 47 years to cancer 2...
California, United States
m, 33
Hey there! I've made this account for my family as my father has recently had a severa...
Florida, United States
m, 41
I would like to meet someone who understands the daily struggles of life. I was diagnosed...
Maine, United States
m, 47
I've been kind of down on myself since my surgery. Realized that no one wants a relations...
Massachusetts, United States
f, 35
I had a subtotal colectomy in December 2018 followed by an anus and rectum removal in Mar...
United Kingdom
f, 66
I have Autoimmune Diseases and it is hard for me to get out especially with this Virus goi...
New Jersey, United States
f, 68
Hi, I am 68 years old, have had quite a long history of surgeries and illnesses. I have ...
South Africa
f, 57
Would like to meet other osto users for chat & friendship
United Kingdom
f, 33
Looking for community for advise with helping husband to adapt to new colostomy
Alabama, United States
m, 36
not yet
Arizona, United States
m, 56
I'm an easy going guy that's lonely and would love to meet a good person to become friend...
South Carolina, United States
m, 26
I have recently had stoma surgery and im looking to meet people to talk to for support an...
United Kingdom
m, 35
Ileostomy surgery March 2020 and never felt better. Looking forward to living life 😎
United Kingdom
f, 45
Newly placed ileostomy
Pennsylvania, United States
m, 58
Yep! Just another guy sporting and ostomy, trying to find his way through this life. I...
New York, United States
m, 51
had an ileostomy 1 year ago and looking for dieting advice
United Kingdom
m, 82
I have a new ostomy (January) and I'm le a ening how to cope with it. I've developed a he...
Michigan, United States
f, 55
I had an ileostomy in November 2019. It was an emergency (matter of life or death), I;m...
Ohio, United States
f, 62
My sister has had MS for 20 years. I am actually trying to locate a friend of hers that I...
Florida, United States
m, 51
I am a 50 year old Colorectal Cancer survivor with a permanent colostomy. I previously ha...
Florida, United States
f, 50
I had stage 3 colon cancer,in 2012,and ended up with the bag thing... I am 50,and have a ...
Indiana, United States
f, 54
I am a widow for 7 years. I am now ready to jump back into the the dating world and hope...
Massachusetts, United States
m, 63
Hi I am brendan I have a stoma bag only two months I find it hard to cope ,would love s...
Ireland
f, 64
New ostomy
California, United States
m, 61
I’m a retired lawyer born on Chicago but have spent the last 20 years in Miami, Florida...
Florida, United States
f, 43
Hi! I’m just looking for people that understand what it’s like to live their lives af...
Mississippi, United States
m, 42
Hi my name is Peter I’m from South Wales I’ve had a j pouch for about 20 years due to ...
United Kingdom
f, 31
Hey I am Rachel. I had an ileostomy in May 2019. Would like to chat to some Other ostomate...
Australia
f, 50
I had emergency surgery in March 2020 to remove a cancerous tumour and my bowel. Stoma new...
United Kingdom
f, 60
I am a double Ostomate of five years and I am looking for Ostomate’s friendship. I also...
Arizona, United States
f, 50
I am a single mother of a wonderful 10 year old girl. I had cancer ten years ago and aft...
New Hampshire, United States
m, 41
I want to meet someone who is a personality match and is looking for romance. I am happy w...
Ontario, Canada
m, 36
Had UC when I was 15, my Colon perforated causing emergency removal of the entire colon. ...
Texas, United States
f, 55
i have had my soma for just over 6 mouths .and finding it hsrd to come to trmes with i do...
United Kingdom
f, 66
I live alone with my cat, Sally.
Texas, United States
f, 64
I am a married retired nurse who has had an illeostomy for about 5 years Since I have h...
United Kingdom
m, 61
I'm hoping to meet friends and hopefully a special someone for a long term relationship. ...
New York, United States
m, 68
Had a ostomy since 1984 and could help others with questions .
North Dakota, United States
f, 34
Ostomate, ileostomy due to crohns since December 2018. My little stoma is called Donald! ...
United Kingdom
m, 64
Primarily interested in sharing problems and solutions others have relating to being an o...
Virginia, United States
m, 46
Looking for friendship and possible relationship.
United Kingdom
f, 48
Im an ostomate
New Mexico, United States
f, 48
Colo-rectal cancer survivor (twice blessed!) I am a walking medical miracle, thanks to my...
Ontario, Canada
m, 69
Looking forward to meeting new friends!
Kansas, United States
m, 56
New to ostomy.
Texas, United States
m, 65
want to learn from ostomate experiences
Mexico
m, 30
I am simple guy who want to care and want to be cared
India
f, 66
I’m a fairly new Ostomate... (Sept 2019) soon to hopefully have a reversal... scheduled...
Florida, United States
m, 60
Information
Ontario, Canada
f, 35
Single mom not looking for anything specific. Just wanting to pass the time, get to know...
Ontario, Canada
m, 37
Professional male, outgoing person who like socializing, friendly and looking for lady wi...
South Africa
f, 52
I am only looking for friendship not relations as sometimes I just need to chat to ppl wh...
United Kingdom
f, 65
I HAVE A ILEOSTOMY, JULY 24 2020 WILL BE TWO YEARS. HAD MY ENTIRE COLON REMOVED, LEFT ST...
Georgia, United States
f, 37
Single mama of 2. Just looking for others who have an ostomy a d may have advice or tips o...
Arizona, United States
f, 55
Looking for Support
Indiana, United States
m, 63
I’ve had my illeostomy since 1986 due to ulcerative colitis. I was on several drugs and...
North Dakota, United States
f, 61
61 ostomy since ‘84. Love to meet positive person, interesting of horse , politics, ppl...
Tennessee, United States
f, 44
Hi, I am an ostomy patient since Oct 2017. Its something that I am still adjusting to but...
Texas, United States
m, 67
no expectations
Israel
f, 44
I'm a VERY happily married lady with 5 fantastic kids. I love my jobs and love my life. I...
United Kingdom
m, 18
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2004 at the age of 4 and Gad my colon removed in 2009 an...
Michigan, United States
m, 63
interested in talk and affection. Have had ostomy since 07. Since then wife has not been ...
New Hampshire, United States
m, 45
Well this is all new to me .. I am still learning and am looking to talk to and make new ...
Iowa, United States
f, 23
I’m gaining a lot of weight since my operation
United Kingdom
f, 56
I will tell you more once I’m home and feeling better.
Ontario, Canada
f, 70
I lived in France over 20 years. I am interested in the arts, cooking, wine. I had diver...
Washington, United States
f, 51
Hello, I am a easy go lucky lady that like people. I will talk to anyone just out of the...
California, United States
f, 46
I have a permanent ileostomy. I am after friendship and support for myself and to give ot...
United Kingdom
m, 61
I had UC for over 20 years learned to make the best of . About 10 ago having my yearly co...
Wisconsin, United States
m, 65
hello i'm howie i had surgery in 2012 an recieved an iliostomy its ok but i've had had an...
Arizona, United States
f, 59
Enjoy motorcycles and outdoors
Texas, United States
m, 49
Recently separated after 12 years.with 2 kids. Colitis survivor and ileostomy owner since...
United Kingdom
m, 54
I am a 54 year old gay man who just got out of a 27 year relationship I'm smart, have a h...
New Jersey, United States
f, 28
Hello y’all! I am Ashli 😊 I love Jesus, sweet tea, sweet dance moves, and even sweet...
Oklahoma, United States
f, 61
I’m actually in need of support for my mom who is 89 and just had colostomy surgery abo...
Ohio, United States
f, 23
I expect to meet a loyal, honest, guy who is career focused
New York, United States
m, 57
(Same one I wrote for another site. I spent a very long time on it, so don't feel cheated...
Florida, United States
m, 27
About ileostomy
India
f, 38
I would like to talk to other people that are going through the same thing I am and help ...
Rhode Island, United States
f, 41
I find this requirement to enter so much info invasive.
North Carolina, United States
f, 71
After some tecent issues and hospitalisation,I have had leaking ostomy bags overnight and...
Australia
m, 70
i am a double ostomate i hve colostomy and urostomy bg ..... i would like to speak t...
New York, United States
f, 66
Just looking for information & support.
United Kingdom
f, 68
I have been living with a colostomy for five months and am now preparing to have a loop i...
British Columbia, Canada
f, 47
I am a mother of 2 great kids. I am heavily tattooed so if you don't like that please mov...
Florida, United States
f, 47
Hi I’m Danielle, a single mom of 2, now young adult children. I am 2 months new to an...
New Jersey, United States
m, 57
Looking to find friends to talk with
Pennsylvania, United States
m, 74
I'm a retired engineer looking to connect with people in same situation as me. Possible l...
Illinois, United States
f, 42
Greetings from central Illinois. Im a 42/f and a new ostomate (2/3/2020). I live in a ver...
Illinois, United States
m, 40
40 year old Male with a stoma.
United Kingdom
f, 57
Meet others going thru same issues. Get support and companionship. My son suggested that ...
Pennsylvania, United States
f, 24
Hello! My name is Abby Elphick. I was diagnosed with chronic constipation and Pelvic...
New Jersey, United States
m, 25
Ileostomy as of June 2019 due to severe UC. Super active, ride harleys, workout daily, wo...
California, United States
m, 57
Love to play golf and play with granddaughters. I have two.
Kentucky, United States
f, 64
I have had my ileostomy since 2004 due to Crohn's.
California, United States
f, 23
My name is Natasia I became an obstinate after I had my children. I have an end ileostomy...
Ohio, United States
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