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Posted by Christian_r, on Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:52 am

hey everyone I’m new to this group! I can say I have never met another ostomate in person 😬

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Reply by Past Member, on Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:41 am

Welcome to the group, Christian.   You're not alone in never having met another ostomate in person.  Neither have I, and I'm sure, neither have a lot of people on this site.  That's one of the things that makes this site so great.  If we can't meet someone in a similar situation in the flesh, at least we can talk to people who totally understand what we're going through. This site has helped me a lot....and I'm sure you'll get a lot out of it too!  Linda

Reply by xnine, on Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:53 am

There are more of us out there then you think.

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Reply by Past Member, on Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:44 am

You're right, xnine.   When I think about it, we've probably all met ostomates before.  We just never knew it.  lol

Reply by mild_mannered_super_hero, on Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:27 am

welcome

Reply by sherileo, on Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:40 pm

Welcome! ❤️

Reply by Christian_r, on Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:56 pm

Thank you! Yeah it’s crazy that there are so many of us and yet so difficult to find an ostomate in person. It’s also because you can’t tell if they dont say anythinf and well I never mention it to random people lol

 

weirdnewlife wrote:

Welcome to the group, Christian.   You're not alone in never having met another ostomate in person.  Neither have I, and I'm sure, neither have a lot of people on this site.  That's one of the things that makes this site so great.  If we can't meet someone in a similar situation in the flesh, at least we can talk to people who totally understand what we're going through. This site has helped me a lot....and I'm sure you'll get a lot out of it too!  Linda



Reply by Christian_r, on Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:57 pm

 

Thank you! Looking forward to getting to everyone! 

 

 

sherileo wrote:

Welcome! ❤️



Reply by Christian_r, on Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:57 pm

Thank you!!

mild_mannered_super_hero wrote:

welcome



Reply by xnine, on Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:01 pm

There are about 100 females in New Jersey and 80 males, you are the only one from Emerson. There are likely more that have not joined this site.

Reply by Arkangeluz, on Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:09 pm

Hi Christian I have a permanent ileostomy; welcome.

Reply by MagicFlute14, on Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:42 pm

Welcome! I haven’t met anyone either. I have a colostomy but no date for reversal yet. My surgery and recovery were hell. I don’t want to go though that again, at least not yet. But in here you’ll find many answers and people understand how you feel...

Reply by vanessa1970, on Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:29 am

Hi Christian,

 

welcome! I’ve met two people on this site. I guess that’s ok. I used to live in NJ. I live in France now but visit NY and NJ quite often.

Reply by Christian_r, on Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:23 am

We should host meet ups then ! Haha it seems most of us have never met another person with an ostomy, I’ve always wanted to go to a little get together 

Reply by Lt. Dan, on Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:38 pm

Hello and welcome to the site. There are probably local meetings in your area that you dont know about. Do a search on your Comunity, I did and was surprised that there were many of us.

 

Dan

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