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Posted by emeraldlady231, on Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:11 pm

welcome to our world , i have both colostomy and urostomy.for over 12 years and never met in person .but did meet a guy from london that had colostomy . it was nice talking to a young person ,that had the same thing i did. and to talk about each others challenges

Reply by Lt. Dan, on Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:36 pm

I'm sure it did For you. Learning how other people do there changes and tips and tricks is so helpful.  We are all very much normal with just a little extra equipment to deal with, lol. I got my ileostomy in 2008 due to emergency from UC. 

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Reply by Puppyluv56, on Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:09 am

Hi Christian,

Welcome to the MAO site! There is very valuable info available here and lots of friends to make for life. I looked in kyntown and they say there is two so not sure who the other is! There are meeting through my local hospital system that meets once a month with speakers. You may want to look there to meet another Ostomate . Good luck and hope to see you on often! Puppy

Reply by Little Red, on Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:49 pm

Hi Christian,  from the Midwest,.  I am pretty new at  this site myself,  I have met several people that have Ostomys,  Because I belong to a support group at one of the local Hospitals .  In fact this coming Monday Feb 11 we will have another get together,   at the hospital   it is run by the ET Rn;s  at the hospital.  we have picnics, christmas parties  and  reps from the different appliance Co  come and talk    a great group.  check with the hospitals in your area and see if there are any support groups.    And good luck and welcome.

Reply by Mrs.A, on Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:10 pm

Welcome and be sure and ask any question you may have. Everyone here is wonderful at expressing their thoughts on how they feel and what they have tried. Always looking to help each other.

Reply by iMacG5, on Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:01 pm

Hi Chris. Our Canadian friend Xnine says there are about 180 people in New Jersey. I think there are more because I had trouble getting a parking space in Costco’s. I wonder how many might be Ostomates. Just kidding of course but I capitalized the word because I feel like we’re special.

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