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Okay, so, I guess I'll start out by telling my story. Sorry about the length but it's been a crazy year. I'm 21 years...
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boognellNov 23, 2011
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By LoriL1956 Blank
I just recently started using. I am a small lady, petite, 55 yrs old 117 lb. 5'3". Very active. Ride horses lots. ...
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By jenniferr220 Blank
I was given an ileostomy due to acute UC in august this year and after a few months of recovery I am faced with the d...
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worried878Nov 14, 2011
Nancy04Nov 11, 2011
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By cora16 Blank
why there is complications like wound infection, anastomotic leakage,intestinal obstruction, urinary retention and in...
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worried878Nov 14, 2011
CaryopterisNov 06, 2011
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By mercy7889 Blank
I just got an iliostomy bag. I am extremely depressed. I can't even look at it. It grosses me out. The bleeding, the ...
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worried878Nov 14, 2011
godsextrarectumNov 12, 2011
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By mamag23 Blank
I have a pressure wound around my stoma from wearing a convex wafer. Now they have put me in a flat wafer and I am u...
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chiwackOct 21, 2011
peacelove43Jun 01, 2011
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By JilH Blank
Until last tuesday, I was doing great! Had my op in Jan, 2011 caused from acute diverticulitis. I was babysitting my ...
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CaryopterisOct 12, 2011
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By jenher72 Blank
I had a reversal two months ago and complications with blockages and sharp pains and diarrhea and now lots of gas eve...
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CoWriterSep 28, 2011
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By misssandyfcc Blank
I had my Ileostomy for 19 years now never had problems with it until here lately. I got a lot of bumps around the sto...
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worried878Sep 16, 2011
Mar206Jul 09, 2011
KatijanaeJul 02, 2011
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By Mar206 Blank
does the uncomfortableness ever go away? I am so uncomfortable every day Had this done about a month ago When do y...
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worried878Sep 16, 2011
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By grannyhotwheels Blank
Hi All, I'm new to the forum but so glad I found a place where I can come and get information and ask questions... I...
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worried878Sep 16, 2011
DzkhAug 17, 2011
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By Dzkh Blank
We used the holster one piece and now are trying one piece with the vent. The one piece with vent has an extra 'ba...
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worried878Sep 16, 2011
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By bellardr Blank
I am asking for help for my Mother-in-law, she has had colon cancer and we are having trouble with the bag causing he...
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worried878Sep 16, 2011
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By grannyhotwheels Blank
I was just wondering if there is anyone out there who reads this forum??? It hasn't moved in a long time so I'm just ...
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KatijanaeJul 01, 2011
Marcella55Jun 08, 2011
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By melissa2005 Blank
Hi, I have a five year old son who recently had colostomy surgery on Feb. 1 of this year. We are trying to find help ...
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By ostomymalta Blank
What is the medical term for a J pouch or internal pouch surgical operation ? Can a permanent colostomy be reversed ...
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Marcella55Jun 08, 2011
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By Mikey2u Blank
After three months of an ileostomy, my bowel movements are getting more offensive, still have a drain bag attached t...
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By Marcella55 Blank
Hello :) I have 2 stomas, an Ileostomy 22 years and a Urostomy 2 years. I was taken ill with what I thought was flu...
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peacelove43Jun 01, 2011
kocherizeMay 11, 2011
JilHMay 19, 2011
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By peacelove43 Blank
I am a 43 year old female and I had emergency colostomy surgery after my colon ruptured on March 19. I am supposed to...
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By dan219 Blank
I am writing on behalf of my husband who is in dire need of relief. He has had painful anal excoriation since his rev...
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