Meet & talk to fellow OstoMates Support | Friendship | Relationships 22,6K + members

AussieOstomy
member

About
Hi there, I found this site accidentally and have already found it to be most beneficial. I am a survivor of stage three bowel cancer who recently underwent a ilestomy after travelling to Ireland and spending time in hospital. On returning home, my Professor and team thought the day had finally come to remove the ‘troublemakers’. As difficult as it has been I remain happy with the decision as it is a lot better than how things were prior with slow transit, the chait irrigation tube and blackages.

I suffer numerous upper G.I issues such as gastroparesis which tends to affect the small bowel. They all refuse to get on at present, hoping that will change in the future. 😃

I have grown children, interested in the arts, and recently returned to uni to complete my PhD, something that ceased due to previous health prior the ilestomy. So it’s good to feel functioning again! 😊

I would love to meet people in similar situations, as in my area they are still trying to get a stoma group up and running.
Other Members
f, 53
I'm happily married for 35yrs I have 3 children and 2 grandbabies. I ...
West Virginia, United States
f, 51
I had stage 3 colon cancer,in 2012,and ended up with the bag thing......
Indiana, United States
f, 32
I’m just a curious mind that is always in search of new experiences...
, United States
m, 72
I'm One year with Ileostomy and still Struggling with everything. W...
Washington, United States
f, 50
Was diagnosed with rectal cancer March of 2020. Finished surgery , che...
Alberta, Canada
Currently online: 21    
3 members & 18 visitors