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LLNorth
(@llholiday)
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My sisters took me to see Jesus Christ Superstar tonight - it was a touring company, packed auditorium and …. Security on the way in.  A man asked to inspect my purse. And for some reason I wasn’t fazed a bit. “Do you want me to empty it?” I asked. “No, just open and let me look inside,” he said. In there was my wallet, hairbrush, mints, etc., and of course my little ostomy kit (I wrap a couple of disposal wipes, a folded pouch, a plate and a barrier ring inside a grey disposal bag, fold it up and keep it in a ziploc baggie). He just looked while I moved things around, didn’t ask what was in the gray bag (he probably didn’t want to know), then said, “that’s fine; thank you. Enjoy the show.”

I feel like a pro. And we really enjoyed the show.

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


   
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Kirsten
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That's awesome! What a great feeling 😊


   
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VeganOstomy
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That's the way to do it!👍 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
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Chelly
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Same here. They check our bags of you go to the ER here and did not faze me either although they kept my scissors behind thier desk until I was done. It was shift change and the new person had a hard time finding them but eventually found them. The nurses so gracious giving me 6 oz bottles of sterile water to rinse with. 


   
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LLNorth
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@chelly I cut the plate to size before putting it in the little kit, so I don’t carry scissors.

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


   
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Chelly
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@llholiday actually it was my old pouch a few years ago. I'm in a precut now but i miss cutting my own as the stoma changes with any weight loss or gain and i felt I had control for the fit. This one only comes in precut so no more scissors but you brought back that memory of the security gaurd taking my scissors lol


   
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 LK
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Thats a pretty great feeling to sail thru Security! Way to go & big congrats! It can be hard to stay relaxed when someones snooping thru your personal goods but you did great!!  

I felt a bit concerned going thru Vancouvers Airport Security, Canada, in November. But after asking what was in my "go bag"  they had a little peak, it was over as soon as it started & didn't even take my round tipped scissors. No questions were asked thru the xray machine but they did take my adjustable height cane & handed me a wooden one to assist me, then gave me back mine after a thorough cane examination.  I have to admit I was prepared to be searched but none of that happened & no embarassing checks either. 

Linda


   
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That is great, Linda!!  Did you enjoy the show?  I liked that one, though not in my all-time top 10. My hubby and I love going to broadway shows. We have 3 cities all within about 200 miles that have touring broadway show seasons. We just saw Six a few weeks ago. It was really good!

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


   
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LLNorth
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We did enjoy the show, Liza - this is something I never do, though we live in a city that gets broadway shows a couple of times a year. We were in the front row, and could really see the work that the actors/dancers/singers put into the performance. 

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


   
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