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Terri
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August 2, 2020 4:19 pm  

Hi!

I had my surgery in May and don't really have a clue.  I'm here to learn.  Haven't found anybody to talk to about this new life with an ostomy.  

A work in progress...
Colostomy - May 8, 2020 due to Cancer


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john68
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August 2, 2020 4:29 pm  

Hii Terri, Welcome Any Any journey starts with the first step. Ask and learn 

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


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August 2, 2020 5:14 pm  

Welcome Terri!  We’ve all been there, and are figuring it out bit by bit. There are years of ostomy experience from the members here,  so feel free to ask questions. Good Luck!  You aren’t alone. 🙂

-Liza
Ileostomy 6/18/2018
“May your day be bright and your bag be light.”


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Lynne
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August 2, 2020 5:52 pm  

Hi Terri and welcome.  Eric's site and all his videos are really helpful!  Only two months after surgery it's totally normal for you to still feel a bit like Alice in Wonderland (per your intro comment :-)).  Have you found a good system, ie one that lets you feel secure and able to start to think about starting to ease back into doing the things that make you happy?


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VeganOstomy
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August 3, 2020 12:31 pm  

Welcome, Terri! 

I'm glad you found us. Nobody should have to go through a surgery like this and feel alone, so we are all here to help and grow together =)

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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sjlovestosing
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August 3, 2020 5:09 pm  

Welcome, Terri. You certainly came to the right place. There is all kinds of info here to get you on the right track. Plus, we are a very supportive group! Eric is a gem and will answer as many of you question as he is able or point you in the right direction.

Do you have an ostomy nurse to help you on your journey? If not, then is there a home health service in your area that can provide one for you?

I have a colostomy as well due to cancer. Please feel free to ask any questions, and I'll do my best to help you.

God bless,

Stella

 

 


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Tony H
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August 3, 2020 5:24 pm  

hey Terri you've landed on the best and ostomy friendly site online , theres always someone on here even if you need advice on most anything stoma related , it takes a while getting used to   an ostomy but once you do nothing will hold you back .


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August 3, 2020 7:23 pm  

Hi Terri.  It really helps to know that others are going through much the same as you.  Glad you are here.  

 

Ulcerative Colitis (1995)
Permanent Ileostomy (2019)

Doing what it takes to enjoy life to its fullest.


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Terri
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August 3, 2020 9:28 pm  

Big "Thank You" to everyone for the warm welcome and support!  

A work in progress...
Colostomy - May 8, 2020 due to Cancer


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LLNorth
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August 3, 2020 11:22 pm  

Hi Terri,

I am glad you found the VeganOstomy site - welcome, and best wishes!

LL

Colostomy 4/30/18
I love the smell of coffee in the morning. It smells like .... victory.


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ChrisandBagpus
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August 4, 2020 6:16 am  

Hi Terri

Welcome aboard the "how did I get here club" sorry mate its a big learning curve, you will discover some of what works for you yourself a stoma nurse will help with some and this forum will help with lots of ideas. after all "we know what your going through" ask a question and members will help where they can 

Colostomy Jan 2020


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dieffenk
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August 8, 2020 12:06 pm  

@tallen

Hi Terri, I had my colostomy in October of last year. I found this site very helpful,along with the right ostomy nurse. But even so, it takes what seems a very long time to come with terms with all the changes. I think it is very much a grieving process. But having said that ,you will fine it does get easier with time, patience, and research. Take care and welcome to Eric's site.You will find help here! I did.

Kevin Dieffenbach


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August 14, 2020 2:53 pm  

Hello Terri and welcome to the forum.

Its a steep earning curve at first but it gets easier. Ask questions here. Someone almost always has a good reply. I hope you are feeling better after the surgery . Just getting your basic health back will be a big improvement.

Onset of severe Ulcerative Colitus Oct.2012. Subtotal colectomy with illiostomy July 2015; Peristomal hernia repair ( Sugarbaker, mesh, laparoscopic) May 2017.


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August 16, 2020 1:33 am  

Terri...Welcome to VO...I'm  sorry for what brought you here but know you are not alone by any means! 

Ask anything you need to know or even just think or wonder about, no question is a dumb question! I stopped feeling alone the day I registered here. Eric had great insight in starting this fabulous site! We are all in this together! No need to feel alone, we were all an Alice at one time or another! lol! 

Linda

Linda


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jacksonn33
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October 7, 2020 10:38 am  

Welcome to you


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