Colo-rectal cancer survivor for almost 30 years. Received a colostomy at age 27. I am extremely active and upbeat. I guard the knowledge of my colostomy with great intensity. It can be exhausting. Would love to learn how to let go. Past experience has taught to people treat you differently when they find out. Not a feeling I like. Just thought it would be nice to chat with others. I have found, and been impressed by younger peoples confidence and carefree attitude about other knowing of there situation. Have even seen pictures on Facebook. Impressed with these peoples character!