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I'm 43, still feel like I'm 21 though .... anyway, I've had a rough ride, I had peritonitis due to a burst appendix when i was 19, I survived that even though I was at sea when it all went wrong and never docked for 7 days ... that was a close one. The docs said I was hours away. Well that was 24 years ago & I luckily avoided the Ostomy that time, but this year has seen the end of my recent suffering from diverticulitis. I had a nice fistula across to my bladder too. I could fart through my willy when peeing, that was funny .... but rather dangerous. Anyway, I have had my surgery and have got the bag now, I’m just coming to terms with it, let's see how the next few months pan out. Good to read all the words of help, advice and strength on here.
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