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May 14, 2019 11:19 pm  

On a road trip for my job, 4 hotel rooms in 5 days. It is going pretty well - some panicky public bathroom moments but nothing notable happening,thank goodness.  Packed twice the suppliesI thought I would need, just in case. Found an unobtrusive little nylon drawstring bag for the set in my purse. Using a Stoma Cloak for during quiet meetings.  Like the old saying about the fox, the ostomate has many tricks ....

I love the smell of coffee in the morning. It smells like .... victory.

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May 15, 2019 12:08 pm  

That’s Brilliant, love to hear about ostmates getting back to normal life, A post like this gives a newbie encouragement 

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns

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May 15, 2019 12:15 pm  

I love this! I hope the road trip has some pretty sights to see :)

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~

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May 15, 2019 2:11 pm  

Great to hear that you are getting out there again.

Its a wonderful discovery to make. So many of us were not able to travel before our stomas came along to help us out. It really is a case of just doing it, and learning to cope as an ostomate.  And you will get even better at it.

I too take about twice the numbers of changes I think I will need...but I hope to pare that down some as I get better.

Bon Voyage!

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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May 16, 2019 5:42 am  

That is so awesome. I am happy for you. It is such an accomplishment to tackle and succeed at something so planned out as work things can be. Four hotels in five days, that is a lot of travelling and having to be organized, good for you. You know your system well! Have a great time!!!


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