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I had a colostomy on October 25,2015 and it has been very difficult dealing with everything since then concerning the surgery. Just the appearance of the stoma itself is something I am not coping with in that I feel horror in the back of my mind yet I live with this daily. The associated complications from this surgery has been overwhelming and the financial cost is exorbitant. As far as this site I am not yet aware as to what it has to offer other than hopefully others here who have these same common concerns. I am living in fear of being in public and having a leak occur. So far I have had a skin infection and recurring issues with leaks. The filters on these pouches do not help me at all as my pouch stays full of air. How does anyone ever learn to be at ease with this? My surgery was spur of the moment and since then I have not been able to handle it with any kind of confidence.
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