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Hello, I will be five yrs divorced soon. Only had one 6-week relationship, I work ft at Solano county and I'm finishing my thesis in masters. I love to make people smile, laugh. I don't like to hang out with rude, negative or selfish people. Checkme aracelia1970at yA-h -00.
In 2005 I was diagnosed with colon/rectal cancer and ended with a permanent colostomy. It's been 7yrs now cancer free, yeeeeee! It never gets easy, at least that's what I think. I'm pretty happy overall but a little depressed or sad that I feel no one understands the colocostmoy life. I do feel embarrassed at times. I've been told beautiful things until they hear I have a colostomy. Then they vanish. I would like to find a person that I can talk and share. I don't feel I fit in the rest of the world at times, because all they see is "your fat" and not that I'm dealing with my bag.

Since I was diagnosed with cancer, I was told by many professionals that I was not alone in this world with a colostomy bag and that I'd get support blah blah.... Well, the support I got was a lady over 60+ yrs that was happy retired and traveling the world with her husband and has never had any problems with her colostomy bag. Then during my chemo treatments I met other people again over 60+ yrs. and not much to help me or give me advise with my busy schedule.
So, when I discovered this site, I'd like to meet people that I can relate and talk to about colostomy and not have to explain again and again what it is and not have a 'OMG, HOW DISGUSTING' look.
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