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I was happily divorced with sole custody of my son. Stopped smoking and very quickly developed Ulcerative Colitis. It became severe over time. All medications stopped working last year. Recently underwent a colostomy with ileostomy at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. Getting used to this new way of life. The inconveniences pale in comparison to the pain I experienced from the inflammation from the Ulcerative Colitis. Also, I met a lovely lady while on one of those on-line dating sites. We married a couple of years ago (with my son's approval, of course). Now looking forward to road trips, restaurants and bicycling again...
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Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer woman with nicely-placed permanent colostomy. Estimated life expe...
Virginia, United States
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I was born and raised on kitsap lake in Bremerton,wa. After high school I spent ten years...
Washington, United States
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Hi everyone I've had my ileostomy since May 2017 so I'm a newbie to this! Was diagnosed...
United Kingdom
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Pennsylvania, United States
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I had ulcerative colitis and after struggling with it for years and having a J pouch for ...
Mississippi, United States
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