Unfortunately I know no other ostomates, I have never had anyone to share stories, problems or laughs about my situation. I have been very self conscious about my body, not proud of it like I was before. I would love to meet both friends and am interested in a relationship with a man. I look forward to seeing how this setting will help me in those matters. I had a happy marriage with girl/ boy twins. My family was very supportive through all my surgeries. My son lost his life in a pedestrian accident. Our marriage could not survive the ongoing grief that followed. My husband and I split a couple of years later and I have been on my own since then.