Meet & talk to fellow OstoMates Support | Friendship | Dating 21,173 members


Diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis at age 19 (1997) had colon removed & j-pouch surgery at age 33 (2010) permanent ilieostomy 37(2015). With all these health issues my life was placed on hold. Since my last surgery I have started to go to college for my Associates in Graphic Design and Fine Art. Currently, I'm in my second year of college and work part time on campus. As much as I despise having an ostomy it's the only way I can survive.
I am here if anyone would like to talk or chat. Email me at acookjr at icloud dot com.

(Oct 2018 update: Just had surgery to have a intestinal resection and stoma enlargement. Just recovering again. It’s been a busy year in and out of the hospital. Also I haven’t finished college. My plan has been put on hold yet again.)

(March 2019 update: Just moved to Frederickson, WA. Need to find friends. I feel lost and alone.)

I’m up to meeting for coffee, tea or such. I enjoy talking about my health to those that will listen. Maybe we can help each other. It doesn’t always have to be about our health it can be about anything really.

Have a great day!

Alan :)
Other Members
m, 79
I am a easy going type and easy to get along with, like to have fun. I love music, concer...
New Jersey, United States
m, 50
An extremely active 6 year colon cancer survivor...avid cyclist, runner, hiker, audiophile...
Washington, United States
f, 27
Hello, my name is Sarah Rae, I currently live in NC but I am originally from Syracuse, NY....
North Carolina, United States
f, 52
UPDATE!!! 9-8-16 had a second ileostomy surgery 7-6-16 due to kinked up bowels. home ...
New York, United States
f, 38
Just someone that can relate
Mississippi, United States
Currently online: 9    
5 members & 4 visitors
lovely (f)
w30bob (m)
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.