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A rough tough day

  • By Newlywedstomate · New reply 4:03 am
  • Discussion in Coping after ostomy surgery · 4 replies
  • Today is a bad day. My tears come and go. I saw my therspist today and it helped to get stuff out...but the tears keep coming and going. I spent the last year under the impression and hopeful that my ...

nighttime blowouts because of gs

  • By prisM · New reply 3:53 am
  • Discussion in Leaks · 12 replies
  • Forgive me if this was discussed already. I am a naturally gassy person..always have been. I have so many night time leaks caused by gas that I am ready to pull my hair out. I tried watching what I eat ...


  • By SKBILLS · Posted 2:59 am
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Hi i've decided to give dating another try or just make some new friends so here go's . I'm a beautiful single disabled mom of a beautiful 6 yr old lill girl .I was injured in a car accident when I was ...

Canadian tax payers, Did you know?

  • By ButtJustForShow · New reply 2:50 am
  • Discussion in Feeling good about yourself · 2 replies
  • I'm applying for this disability tax credit. Essentially if you take an "inordinate" amount of time to deal with your bowel (and if you have an ostomy, you do) then you qualify for a significant tax credit ...

DMSO - The Real Miracle Solution?

  • By Katuha · New reply 2:32 am
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • DMSO - The Real Miracle Solution? My wife has arthritis pain in her knees and hips on occasion. Neighbors who retired from Merc Sharp and Dohme some years ago offered a home-remedy solution that absolutely ...

Breathing well but went suddenly blind. A true story

  • By Katuha · New reply 2:15 am
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • Our friends who live up the creek from us about half a mile are 75 years old and coping with the typical age-related issues we all (or most of us) have to eventually face. Bill has COPD, a heart condition ...

Sill Having Fatigue

  • By Cindy-Lou · New reply 12:53 am
  • Discussion in Coping after ostomy surgery · 7 replies
  • Six months after my ileostomy surgery I still require SO MUCH SLEEP! I never did this before. As an example I was out and about all afternoon yesterday and did not get a nap. I easily could have taken ...

Take a shower as part of appliance change

  • By Al73 · New reply 12:18 am
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • In 1975, when I was recovering in the hospital after Crohn's wiped out my colon and I got an ileostomy, I was really lucky because the ENT nurse had an ileostomy also. She told me that while changing ...

You Need Not Be A Golfer To Enjoy This Writing

  • By ageml · New reply yesterday at 11:53 pm
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • This is a well-written piece, even for non-golfers - I hope you enjoy it. The Old Men and The Tee: For the minutes it takes to read these lines, our culture's enduring obsession with youth is officially ...

Can we still eat hot dogs?

  • By CandleStick · New reply yesterday at 11:52 pm
  • Discussion in Diet and exercise · 27 replies
  • I have seen hot dogs on the list of foods that we can eat but have read before that the hot dog casing can cause an obstruction? Does anyone eat hot dogs and not have problems? I really, really want to ...

Apple cider vinegar kills yeast on skin

  • By Happygirlnow · New reply yesterday at 11:33 pm
  • Discussion in Rashes and skin problems · 3 replies
  • Hi everyone I know there are several of us out there that suffer with yeast infections on our skin. I myself have been suffering for quite a while with bright-red, weepy, itchy skin under my wafer!! I ...

Ostomy Support Products

  • By SootyFromDownunder · Posted yesterday at 11:27 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Hi, Whilst surfing the Net, I discovered another site which I thought had some very cool products. Living in Australia, there are no manufacturers of Stoma Guard. I recently bought 2 Stoma Guards by Stomaplex ...

Blessed Easter To All.

  • By AUSI · New reply yesterday at 11:00 pm
  • Discussion in Feeling good about yourself · 6 replies
  • I would like to wish everyone a Blessed Easter. Love Ann ...

Much awaited pic of my service dog

  • By survived2000 · New reply yesterday at 10:35 pm
  • Journal · 20 replies
  • Here is my 150 pounds of love ...

Having reversal surgery after two months

  • By whammy · New reply yesterday at 10:23 pm
  • Discussion in Coping after ostomy surgery · 22 replies
  • Hi everyone. I hope I'm posting this on the correct topic link. I'm brand new and I wish I would have found this site a long time ago. My story is, in a nutshell, severe case of diverticulitis, went to ...

Brand spankin' new ostomate from Canada!

  • By Accushla · New reply yesterday at 10:21 pm
  • Discussion in Welcome · 26 replies
  • Hi everyone. My name is Jennifer and I am a brand new ostomate. I live in Canada with my two young boys (6 and 3) and my wonderful husband. I was diagnosed with stage 1 rectal cancer back in November ...

No Idea Why I've had three seals give out

  • By mksmia · New reply yesterday at 8:55 pm
  • Discussion in Coping after ostomy surgery · 9 replies
  • I've had my illeostomy for almost two years now, and I guess I can count myself lucky. I've read so many posts from people who have experienced leaks and felt bad for them, but also lucky that it has ...

Anyone else have trouble sleeping?

  • By Lashygirl76 · New reply yesterday at 7:08 pm
  • Discussion in Coping after ostomy surgery · 14 replies
  • Hey all. Just wondering if anyone has trouble sleeping since surgery and has any suggestions. Pre surgery I wasn't a great sleeper until my health an anemia got so bad I couldn't stay awake. Post surgery ...

Prednisone and Humira

  • By HannahS19 · New reply yesterday at 6:15 pm
  • Discussion in Taking medication · 13 replies
  • I was diagnosed with Crohn's in January and started my first treatment plan for it on March 3rd with Humira. So I've been on Humira a little over a month and so far it was the only medication I have taken ...



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