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It's been over 8 years since my emergency ostomy surgery. Had to have a second surgery to make everything permanent 8 months later. Then Prednisone destroyed my hip joints and I had a double hip replacement in February 2014.

Somehow through it all I still have my job but everyday is a challenge to fight through the fatigue, pain, and psychological challenges. My marriage has had some serious ups and downs over the past few years from all the health issues but is currently best described as functional co-parenting under one roof. Intimacy is pretty much non-existent.

I enjoy traveling, camping, outdoors, watching soccer and auto racing, cycling, an Islay Scotch, a good cigar, not being religious, and interesting conversation. I would like to meet people from all over the world.

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