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Posted by The Bag, on Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:24 pm
just found about this site as i am a lifetime member as of 3-30-09.
had uc in 93 wore THE BAG for 11 months. now ive turned 40 and for my milestone b-day. i was blessed with crohns and THE BAG! just wanted to get on here and chitchat with you folks that are walking in the same shoes i am. talk shop you know all the things we ostomates deal with on a daily basis. anyone out there id love to talk. i am cleveland, ohio had my surgergy at the cleveland clinic. actually right now im still on the mend. the doc's put a suprapubic tube ( for urine ) in me as well so there is no activity out the back or front. go back 9-18 to get opened up again to remove my "J"-pouch  from 93 make sure the healing is complete take the "P"tube out staple me back up and only have deal with the ostomy bag.

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Reply by Dromulis, on Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:42 am
hope things go well for you, i was diagnosed with UC in 04 found out i had it when i went to emergency room, cause i didnt have enough strength to walk, doctors said well you have to have surgery and put a bag on ya, so i was like well what are my other choices... he said we can send ya home and let you die cause your colon is about to explode, after that i was in hospital for couple of weeks then they released me without even showing me anything about my new friend except for one nurse who said " I think this is how it goes on". so since then i have had no stoma nurse or anything like that just kinda learned on my own, having no insurance is a bummer.
Reply by The Bag, on Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:47 pm
sounds like we both been through hell and back again. that uc got a hold of me and knocked me on my caboose. i was pale from loosing blood especially the red blood cells. ive never been a big person but at my weakest moment b4 surgery 114 pounds. i was knocking on deaths door.
had all 3 op's 11 months later i had to learn how to crap again from my rear.
then hit yet again with crohns and a lifetime member of THE BAG club.
keep in touch dude ill be lookin for you
Reply by Loopin, on Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:50 pm
Oh goodness - keep smiling y'all - will be thinking of you across the pond - it's always reassuring that there are others - chin chin XX
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