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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.
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