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I’ve had IBD for almost 50 years. I was able to live my life with flare ups here and there. Into thousand and 12 I became incontinent and didn’t leave my house for five years. In 2016 I moved to Baltimore to be near my children and got very very sick lost 25 pounds went through infusions and finally made the decision that I wanted a life other than being at home by myself. Before I made the decision I spent many months in therapy and many Appointment with the surgeon and had my ileostomy on December 23.
I would say my reason for joining the site would be for support, tips And just being able to talk to people that understand. I’m also going to join a local support group.
Even now after only six weeks with a lot of complications I am not sorry that I made this decision. It’s not easy there’s a big learning curve but I am looking forward to the next chapter.
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have just had an iliostomy done in july this year,just looking for people to talk to that...
United Kingdom
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Hi, I have been an on ostomate for 5 years and have four revision surgeries. I also have ...
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My name is Khadija I'm 64 I have really bad depression since my surgery. I have no one t...
Ohio, United States
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I would liketo offer support and be able to share my experiences and answer questions. ...
Colorado, United States
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i am looking for friendship with other ostomates
New York, United States
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