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Hi I'm from a tiny place called New Zealand, it's beautiful, however where I live is constantly shaken daily by earthquakes, so life is kind of exciting at times and survival has become the norm.

I have a medical background as well as education, I recently stopped work to return to finish my education degree.
I have three teenage children, two left still at home, although my son is independent, they keep my life interesting:) I have been doing it on my own for six years and I'm absolutely o.k with that. I love technology, I am a bit nerdy as love to research and expand the mind, I'm passionate about music and musicals including theater.

I'm an independent type and don't fall easily in spite of adversity. I like to give anything a go, well most things. I'm non judgmental and have a quirky sense of humor. I have a passion for animals and see the beauty in nature, no I'm not a hippy so don't go there:) that's about it.....

I have a Urostomy or urinary diversion. I have had this new one for just over a year and wow what a difference!!!

I had this one made just a week before our beautiful city was hit with a major earthquake, so it's been an interesting juggle of health and earthquakes :)

I had a Neo Bladder formed in 2008 and it was unsuccessful so a few more ops to correct it didn't work, now I'm very happy with what I have:)

I'm looking to meet other people who may want to share their experiences, have a laugh or just a chat.. We are a unique group and sometimes it's just great to connect with others whom really do know what this journey means...
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