Have just completed my profile -- so won't duplicate it here -- hope you have a look.
So far, I'm coping well with this life change. I don't think the bag/appliance will be a major issue for me (but none of my pants 'work' ... excuse to shop when I'm feeling stronger)
What is getting me down? Than darned anal discharge and the feeling of 'having to go'! I know that with some people it's an ongoing thing ... I'm hoping it settles down. Had to wear pads for years with my Ulcerative Colitis and was assuming that at least that would be a thing of the past. No such luck. Oh well, I do have a big stock of pads that need to be used.
Anxious to hear about travelling with an ostomy (especially in non-metropolitan areas, small towns, places that don't have pharmacies, etc. minutes away). And snorkeling .... I love it and am a bit concerned about being in the water for over an hour at a time. Snorkelers out there ... drop me a line!
Thanks and talk to you soon.