I Celebrated My 4th “Stomaversary”! (w/ video)

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August 21, 2017 – It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since I had my ostomy surgery!

The live stream with a huge success! Thank you all for participating! If you missed it, you can see the reply below.

To celebrate, I’ll be live streaming on YouTube to share my thoughts, answer questions, and to say thanks for all the support you’ve been giving me these past several years!

I’ll be live on Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 8 pm EST. You can watch the stream on this page, or by heading over to my YouTube channel (no account required).

If you have a YouTube (Google/Gmail) account, you’ll be able to chat with me live through the chat box (if you’re viewing the stream through the YouTube site)!

I’m looking forward to celebrating with you!

P.S. If you have any questions you’d like me to answer, please leave them in the comment section :)

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Marcie
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Susan, from the waist down IS considered A bacterial area. From my experience with the water to bag thing, causes leaks.. When I change my pouch, I have many white wash cloths (so I can bleach them after) I clean my stoma area with a white wet, wash cloth, keep tissues to collect any deliveries-haha-true tho- take another cloth and pat dry-and hop to let this area air dry. then slap on the dress!!! If your not into showers yet, (I do baths) unless I get a leak at night then the shower.. I did sponge baths for many months… Read more »

Marcie
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Susan, I was like you 3 years ago-then last year I became malnourished. Totally!! I didn’t want a blockage either. But I got worse! No blockage, but I sure was sick with no proper nutrition! Well honey, I eat everything now!! (no corn, raw veg-u have the list)-(Eric has done a great job on this and everything else) Get the home made soup in, fish (I hate fish) chicken,salads, breakfasts, rice, mashed potatoes, gravy, steaks go for it!! You have a stomach that can aid in digestion.. chew WELL and enjoy!! Don’t be afraid-that is your problem now-just like me..… Read more »

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Sorry for the typos. I use an iPhone and it is not always correct.

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In your response to my post, my Surgeon told me to take Metamucil 2x a day, one TBS & it helps to thicken my output. I am not always liquid. I have not been able to figure out the hours it takes from when I eat until it goes into my bag. I think the less “stuff” the better and being on a very low income, most items are cost prohibitive for me as I live alone so I have to keep it simple. If my folded bag gets wet oh the shower it QUICKY dries with patting it on… Read more »