As you can well see we are a tight group on here and have great support as evidenced by Gus, Hey gus, and wounded doe, Hi Laura..............Till next post.....Michael
Hi Michael! ....yes, we can definitely be a good support to each other....and after living the first 33 years of ostomy life 'alone' without contact with other ostomates, I can agree whole-heartedly on how important ostomate support is......
Take care everyone!
|Doe, I was impressed to see you have lived with your stoma for 34 years...gives me encouragement. Just wish I didn't have so much leakage, as it worries me to go out in public. Would hate to have it happen when I'm out and about!|
I have probs with leakage every once in-awhile as well though thankfully not often, also depends on what I'm eating sometimes lol ...forinstance I'm a "kraut-head" lmao and we all know what sauerkraut can do hehee ...I eat lots of things I shouldn't but ah well...but I have never let that ostomy or any worry of leakage stop me from doing things...keeping in mind I've had to deal with it since I was ten so I learned to do all the things everyone else was doing at an early age, not really thinking about some of the concerns we have as adults....sort of 'grew into' my ostomy in some ways....I have had a very active life and still do ..... hugs to you! Try not to let it stop YOU from doing what you want to do, it will all be fine ...and keep checking in with this site because there are SO many good tips from other ostomates on here that I have found helpful as well....I have learned some very valuable things / tips ...and cannot put into words how grateful I am!
~Love from your Doe