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ileo_chopper
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October 23, 2018 9:34 am  

hello all, my name is robin i was diagnosed with crohns when i was 17 had my first surgery at 20 then i ruptured my bowel playing frisbee golf... yup no joke.  two surgeries back to back and i meet herbie for the first time after i woke up! this website has been very helpful and i would like to thank everyone for contributing i have learned heaps!  if there is anything i can do to help i most certainly will.  still getting used to life with an ostomy... i do live an active lifestyle and i dont see any hinderance with my new situtation there are some definate pros and cons, at the end of the day if herbie is happy so am i! if herbie isnt having a good day...(leaking,seepage,etc.) then im not having the best day.... and i can definatley attribute information on this site to making the majority of herbie and my days happy!

 

many thanks!


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john68
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October 23, 2018 10:10 am  

Hi Robin and Herbie, No that not weird!!! lots of ostomates name their stomas after VW Beetles lol :-) You have a great attitude and would be of great encouragement and help to younger members, look forward to more from you.

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


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October 23, 2018 10:13 am  

Welcome aboard Robin and Herbie! When I have one of those days where I am forced to adapt, improvise, and overcome, I then often feel like I am ready to take on the world!

UC at age 18, 1981. Diagnosed at 20, proctocolectomy with permanent ileostomy at age 23, 1986.


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VeganOstomy
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October 23, 2018 10:59 am  

Welcome Robin and Herbie!

Thanks for sharing your story - do you plan to return to frisbee golf in the future?   :-D 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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ileo_chopper
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October 24, 2018 9:27 am  

thanks for the warm welcome! yes firsbee golf is fun if you havent tried before you should!!


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October 25, 2018 9:38 am  

Hi Robin,

Welcome aboard! It does sound like you have a positive attitude, which is so important. Yes, a good day is when you have not problems with your appliances. Wishing you good luck and God's blessings!

Stella


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Tony H
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October 27, 2018 5:10 pm  

Hey Robin and Herbie , mine is named IGOR and welcome to the forum .


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johnnydi
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October 30, 2018 1:46 pm  

I think that's cool that you named your stoma. I was going to get a face tattooed on mine so it looked like it was throwing up but changed my mind because it's supposed to be reversed so why waste the money. If the reversal doesn't work out I might do it. So anyway, I think you're safe in the weird department :)


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johnnydi
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October 30, 2018 1:48 pm  

Wow. I like my icon! That was my first post.


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