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My name is Madelynn, I am 47 years old and single Mom to one child , 24 year old Katley.
My colostomy came about as a result of anal cancer, I had the BIG surgery on April 11th and found out recently that there was already veinous invasion and I'll need more chemotherapy. This whole experience has been terrifying and very overwhelming. Along with frustrating, angering, helpless, pathetic, etc... I've experienced it all.
I feel very isolated, I came into the hospital with a large handful of wonderful friends, but after 9 weeks in the hospital, I don't see many anymore. I don't think they know what to say or how to react, but it really caught me off guard. I guess I'm looking to know that I am normal, that as unfortunate as things have been, they aren't unusual. Which is absolutely ridiculous! I'm also looking to meet other people that have ostomies and are being successful at living life. Relationship wise, if a friendship goes there, I'm along for the ride.
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