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SmartPill Exam Experience??

  • By ksludwig · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I know some people mentioned having the SmartPill exam before and I was wondering what the test all entailed, what they used it for, and what your outcomes might have been with it? I do not have a colon ...

Post Reversal surgery

  • By codger658 · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • In November 2013 I had emergency to repair a ruptured bowel that resulted from Diverticulitis. After 9 days Steve and I went home and I slowly adapted to my new normal. From what I've read here I had ...

A Tale of Two Leaks...seriously? UGH

  • By Susieb17 · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • Yep, within hours of each other. Sheesh! I kind of expected the first one. I had 7 days out of my wafer and knew it was time. I took a late shower on Thursday night and went right to bed after changing ...

A spring bouquet for all of you

  • By Sarah6705 · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 38 replies
  • These roses are on my fence. They did not produce last year at all but they are awesome this year. I am sending each of you a virtual bouquet for your all your support, courage humor and wisdom. Sarah ...

Am I in the right support group?

  • By GigiGeo · Posted April 18, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • My husband was just diagnosed with bladder cancer. They removed the mass. The kidney's failed and he has nephrostomy tubes draining each of his kidneys. He's starting chemotherapy next week. Once done ...

hi I am new. thanks for the support :)

  • By callyla · Posted April 18, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • My name is cally and 3 weeks ago I had abdominal surgery where my surgeon took out my entire large intestine and colon, my appendix, and parts of my Ilium. I have an ostomy as she also "hooked up" my ...

Checking In

  • By SeeGirlLive · Posted April 18, 2014
  • 22 replies
  • 4/17: I tried just now to stand up and walk to the lamp so that I could turn it off. I got dizzy and started seeing flashing lights in front of my eyes. It’s like in Speed Racer! Now I’m laying back down ...

Happy Easter BCan Buddies

  • By snettie · Posted April 18, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • Wishing all of you a Happy Easter - may all your problems be wee ones and may you have a cheerful and sunny easter - hugs and XX from this side of the pond. Where the sun has got his Easter Bonnet on ...

Busy day Friday

  • By candacepoet · Posted April 17, 2014
  • 18 replies
  • Dear friends and family, Tomorrow you won't see me much on the boards, because I have a busy day. I have to be ready for physical therapy at 6:45, and once I get home I have about fifteen minutes to get ...

I am Alive

  • By SandNSabl1 · Posted April 17, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • Last year at the end of April unknown at the time I was rushed to the hospital in Wichita Falls, I had colon cancer that wrapped around my colon and appendix. It had burst and I became septic. 98 percent ...

Flange Size - What's The Difference

  • By herm4376 · Posted April 17, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I am 5 weeks post op with an ileostomy. My stoma has shrunk from 2” down to 1 ¼”. I use a Convatec 2 piece system. At 1 ¼” I am on the cusp of using a 2 ¼” flange or a 1 3/4'” flange. Can anyone provide ...

Ostomy Support Products

  • By SootyFromDownunder · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 7 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 ...

Meeting someone like me!

  • By lilpeeps · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • A new post for my blog.. meeting-someone-like-me.html Have a good day! Michelle ...

Phillips Fiber Gummies

  • By Mugsy2014 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Does anyone here take some sort of Fiber Supplement to keep from being constipated ? I saw a new product from Phillips called Fiber Gummies . I wonder how these would work for me . Willy produces some ...

You Need Not Be A Golfer To Enjoy This Writing

  • By ageml · Posted April 15, 2014
  • 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 ...

Take a shower as part of appliance change

  • By Al73 · Posted April 14, 2014
  • 9 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 ...

Visit to hematologist & pulmonologist

  • By candacepoet · Posted April 14, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Well, I went for my six month checkup at the hematologist today, and it looks like I have iron deficiency anemia again, so I will be going into the City for two ferritin infusions. No big deal, and could ...

Time for quiet reflection

  • By snettie · Posted April 14, 2014
  • 29 replies
  • It is with great sadness that to day I heard of the death of Fred Bassett (Real name Roy) who silently struggled with this cancer, he was such a joker and a great man to befriend - making light of his ...

Wafer leaking

  • By rodgeo · Posted April 13, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I am about 6 weeks out of hospital after having colostomy, and it is great having a new life. For some reason the wafer around my stoma got a leak and got a small rash so I tried stoma powder and now ...


  • By midtn · Posted April 12, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Many of us have gone through really difficult and dark periods in our life that have tested our resolve, and our ability to simply hang in there and get through this. I pray that you all find strength ...

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