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john68
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September 14, 2018 2:04 pm  

Hi Folks, Its nearly a year since I found Vegan Ostomy, and I wasn't even looking for it! It took me a couple of weeks to join and just before I did I sent Eric an email. In his reply he asked what drew an ostomate of 24 years to the site. I think the term he used was "veteran" did he mean "old" (cheeky young pup) :-)  Well the fact was even though I had lived most of my life with a stoma their was a number of advantages. Support form like minded people, information in one place about new products, interviews with groups, individuals and feed back on conferences which I would never know existed. and the chance to see another member post a problem which I could help with. Just a few things as the list is just to long to post. And no matter what I thought I knew and how good a life I have been living with the stoma my ostomy experience has improved. Also I have the ostomy buddies around the World when I only knew a handful of people with one!! This post is my follow on to Eric, s post on his own problems, a chance to give back a small turn for what he has done a chance to reassure and support. I have got over the shock of being called "old" lol. so as they say over here "Keep er lit" :-) 

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


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VeganOstomy
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September 14, 2018 2:49 pm  

Many thanks for the support and kind words, John. 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Zvitusk
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September 14, 2018 3:02 pm  

In the midst of my High Holy Holiday season, I want to wish you all, my friends,  a wonderful, happy , healthy , pain free, leak free New Year. 

I specifically want to THANK Eric for being who he is and for what he does. You are possibly the finest example of a MENTCH that I know. 

( A MENTCH , for those who don't know, is 4 levels higher than a gentleman. )

Keep on keeping on.

Z


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Marcie
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September 14, 2018 4:52 pm  

ahhhhhhhhh my ………..  Z...…. Bless you and your wonderful wife and family and dear  friends..  A successful year and many joys to come !! Thanks You for your blessing to us. Your always so giving to us.   Marcie. 

2014 - 3 strangulations of colon, Ulcerative colitis, removal of colon, illiostomcy named woooh Nellie..


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sjlovestosing
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September 14, 2018 6:42 pm  

John, 

Congratulations on your one year anniversary with VO! You and Eric both have been such an inspiration to me. I have learned so much in the short time I've been on this forum.  Your encouragement and advice have been so valuable. 

Though I may sound like a Pollyanna, there have been times when I've felt discouraged or looked at my "new body" and felt grief. But you and Eric have been so supportive and helpful that I do realize that I am not alone in all this. 

While I am at it - all those I have "met" here have also been a great support to me. 

God bless you all!

Stella

 

 


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Marcie
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September 14, 2018 6:50 pm  

John, I also am one year here...……………  Got o know many personalities and much advise with them..  I too, got here my mistake.. glad I found it-- it made me a whole person!!!!!! again..  that within it self--- worth ???????? cant find the word...….. thank you all. and Eric for being here for me. Truly I felt I was a goner !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your a great family.. I have been blessed again...………………  Marcie.

2014 - 3 strangulations of colon, Ulcerative colitis, removal of colon, illiostomcy named woooh Nellie..


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Robert
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September 15, 2018 12:21 pm  

WOW TIME FLYS . I see  Johns post and where he said its been a year . Wow I can't believe Sept. 12 was one year for me already too went so fast I didn't even realize it . Thanks to Eric and VO for inviting me to the forum when I asked him a question . I have learned so much from Eric and all the friends I have made on here . Like John said friends all over the world that I never would have met and info I never would have been able to get otherwise .

So yes a big THANK YOU ERIC and all my ostomate friends for everything .

And John we are not old we are middle age ! Lol . And I have a couple on ye so ye will always be Lad to me ...................  Haha

Subtotal colectomy and Proctectomy , Ileostomy , Ulcerative Colitis


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Linda Knelsen
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September 17, 2018 4:52 pm  

Congrats John!  I am also marking marking my first anniversary here. I can not say enough what a difference you, Eric, have made in my life. I did not know people talked about these things and the issues we deal with on a daily basis. From the bottom of my heart...ERIC... Thank You a million times over for having the insight, and knowledge into putting all this information and videos together. You are making a huge difference in the life of so many on a daily basis and continue to do so.  I came across the site be accident and I knew immediately that I needed this in my life. It is easy to get around here and to understand the information you give. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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