Been an Ostomate since colon cancer surgery in 1997, excepted my condition right away (figured I couldn't change it so needed to except it) and have never had a problem living with myself, my spouse or any of my friend and family.
Tell everyone as soon as it fits comfortable into our conversation and have found that I'm excepted by all!
Now live in Minnesota but moving to Bandera, Texas on the 27th of April.
Have raised four great kids, a daughter & 4 sons. Just welcomed our 8th grandchild, 5 girls and 3 boys.
Was made aware of this site by my Ostomy nurse, she thought because of the success that I have had with living with my Ostomy that I might be able to help someone else.
Would you believe me if I were to tell you that I believe that it is easier to live with my Ostomy and it was living normally before my surgery. Ex. don't have to sit over a snow covered rock or stump when I go hunting. No more worries about hemorrhoids.