Difficult to meet someone as they won't let you give out any personal info. We tried to get some info ( not to meet them) but so that we could mail ostomy products that we aren't using and the administrator removed our email addresses.
Just thought necessary to jump in here and clarify.
Of course we allow the exchange of emails and phone numbers (this is the purpose of our website), as long as they are not published in a way that makes them visible to everyone. This has always been our policy.
You can exchange personal information by:
sending messages to other members using the one-to-one chat with other online members (Instant Chat)
We do not allow personal information to be published in the following public areas:
forum profile blogs
The current "relationship" involves a lady who lives in Chicago. She had read some advise I had given another site participant about the ostomy products I use. She had recently gotten an ileostomy & was having a terrible time with leakage & complete failures. She was practically house-bound & thought her life was over as she was having to do wafer changes several time a day. She was miserable. She had never received Ostomy training & didn't have an ostomy nurse to help her learn about available equipment options.We exchanged some messages on the site, then e-mail addresses, then phone #'s. Over the course of several weeks I helped her transition to a completely new system of wafers, pouches & pouch liners. I also helped her learn proper techniques for applying the wafers, etc. She has now gone from multiple leaks & wafer changes every day to going over two weeks between changes, with no leaks. The "relationship" part of this story started on her end, I think due to her gratitude for me "saving" her from her then current life of desperation. We continue to text, e-mail & talk on the phone & have talked of actually meeting sometime in either Chicago or Houston. We'll see what happens.
I have also met a very nice, attractive ostomate lady who lives just two hrs away. We've e-mailed, talked on the phone & met each other once in a neutral place for soft drinks & some good conversation. Maybe this is a preview of a coming attraction.
I met one other girl on the site who lives in the Houston area. Unfortunately, after a couple of "dates" we found that we were pretty much incompatible. Win some, lose some.
I did meet a great lady via the site, however it kind of died on the vine so to speak. Which was my fault, she was a smoker, I can't be directly around people who smoke on a daily basis.
I would love to meet a person on the site. I have contacted a few lady's that I thought were of "interest", it seems they did not feel the same way. Which is sad, I have a lot to offer and I can learn a lot from others.
Lady's if you are out there, here I am and I am trainable, I even lower the seat!
One day she awoke & looked at herself in the mirror to discover she had only 3 hairs left on her head. She simply thought, well, I think I'll braid my hair today. She did & went out & had a very nice day.
The next day she awoke & looked at herself in the mirror to discover she had only 2 hairs left on her head. So she thought, great, I think I'll part my hair today. She did & went out & had a grand day.
The next day she awoke & looked at herself in the mirror todiscover she had only 1 hair left on her head. So she thought, oh good, I thinkI'll wear my hair in a pony tail today. She did & went out & had a most wonderful day.
So you see, attitude is everything.
Keep a good attitude about all the "slings & arrows of outrageous fortune" & you'll surely be a happier & more fulfilled person. Good luck & good fortune Doe.
But Hey..one of my sayings is:: Just because you're on a diet does'nt mean you cant study the menu..!!!