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RE: Hiatal hernia

I’ve been referred to the surgery department. I told the NP that I would like to avoid another surgery; she told me that before making a decision I sh...

3 weeks ago
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RE: Hiatal hernia

Thank you; I am feeling better today - not great, but the pressure in my chest has really decreased as has the discomfort and pain. Is my stomach “sli...

3 weeks ago
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RE: Update on sickness

Wow, that is great news that the vitamin C supplement is helping! I haven’t gone to all the trouble of removing membranes from fresh orange segments...

1 month ago
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RE: Rectum stump removal

@john68 You had a big day today. And now you have a course of treatment. I have heard people say that the medical folks are “angels” - in my experie...

1 month ago
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RE: When to Change Your Ostomy Appliance

Hello Lesley, A stoma nurse will have knowledge and experience that can be of great help to your partner. It might be a good idea to write questions...

1 month ago
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RE: Rectum stump removal

Awwww, he’s sweet, and all those people in the audience singing along …. John, if you have him on your headphones you maybe you will be singing along,...

1 month ago
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RE: Rectum stump removal

During my radiation treatments I had to lie on a table for about 15 minutes each time while the technicians stayed in another room (with an intercom; ...

1 month ago
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RE: Any suggestions on how to prevent M9 leaks...

I use Hollister with the velcro ends, and for the last couple of years have been also using one of those springy little metal paper clamps, just in ca...

2 months ago
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RE: Rectum stump removal

John, I hope that things are going as well as possible for you. For what it’s worth, I have had chemotherapy and radiation, and in my experience yes, ...

2 months ago
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RE: Rectum stump removal

John, you are a positive support here at VO, and I wish the same back to you! Your good humor and suggestions have my life as an ostomate better. May ...

2 months ago
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RE: Seeking Pouch Deodorant

@tony-h I looked at the link and would certainly consider buying these and trying them out. Do you use a new one each time you empty, or do they last ...

2 months ago
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RE: Seeking Pouch Deodorant

@gardengypsy I just order Hollister M9 drops from my medical supplier. I use about 10-12 drops when I first put a pouch/barrier/ring on, and 10-12 dro...

2 months ago
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RE: Seeking Pouch Deodorant

M9 has worked well for me - and the blue color does have an advantage: it helps me see just how much I am putting into the pouch. It has not permanent...

2 months ago
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RE: Stealth Belt - REVIEW

Good luck, BigMike! I usually get around 72 hours on a pouch/plate/ring, sometimes more, sometimes less.

2 months ago
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RE: Stoma Golf

Not personally, but before I had my surgery a friend told me that the manager of her local golf course, who is a longtime friend of hers, has an ostom...

3 months ago
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RE: Didn’t faze me a bit

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...

3 months ago
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RE: Ostomy after gallbladder surgery

Laurie, I am so happy for you and your son that you are both on the mend - goodness, what a December! Best wishes as your recoveries proceed on the ro...

3 months ago
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RE: Didn’t faze me a bit

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

3 months ago
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