Meet & talk to fellow OstoMates 20,343 members


Hi, my name is Ireneo A. Olinares, from Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines, a high school teacher (now out of work) and a single father. I have undergone colostomy last March 14. 2016, due to colorectal cancer. They told me that i will now be in colostomy bag for the rest of my life, since my rectum was already closed (i don't know the term). i received no medical benefits from my agency (DepEd). since there is no provision for it. I am now financially broke and can not even afford my medications and the colostomy bags, being really expensive. i have no other source of income and i have no or do not own any properties to sell.
Other Members
f, 58
I am happy to talk with people, share our challenges and successes. I have been very hap...
Louisiana, United States
f, 50
Texas, United States
f, 56
I have a new colostomy and even though I am a Nurse, I still would like to relate to othe...
Alabama, United States
f, 57
I had a reversal on May 22, 2013. And, I still have accidents often - 3 or 4 a week. I n...
Wisconsin, United States
f, 59
I have three children and three grandchildren I like to read and do crosswords I gr...
United Kingdom
Currently online: 13    
2 members & 11 visitors
lovely (f)
Welcome to MeetAnOstoMate - the largest online community for people with an ostomy.
If you have questions or just want to meet and chat with others, join us and enjoy our great community.