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What's the best way of telling someone you have an ostomy?

Hi there, I need some advice please...I've been going to my local nightclub for 5 years, I guy who's also gone there all that time (and longer apparently) is suddenly showing an interest in me. He's very shy, quiet and hardly talks to anyone but his close mate, they're both bachelors, it was my new 'hairdo' (my wig since hair loss due to low dose chemo for my crohn's) that did it, they were lightheartedly arguing whether it was me or not! I started chatting to the quiet guy, I've only ever said ...

Ostomy diet

Is there such a thing as an ostomy diet? I am barely getting any output from my colostomy in at least a month, and I have absolutely no appetite. Last year I was in hospital with what they thought was a partial small bowel obstruction. My "diet" has been small amount of baby oatmeal and some coffee at breakfast: maybe cup of soup for lunch. Small amount of yogurt, jars of baby fruit. I tried to eat small amounts of well-cooked green beans with the carrots today. I've tried to dri...

Is it possible to be regular with an ostomy?

Hello Everyone! Is it possible to become regular with an ostomy? My dr told me to drink Citrucel everynight to become regular. I find its all day long, Is it possible to train your colon?

Recycling ostomy bags???

Has anyone ever heard of cleaning ostomy bags after use? I am all for recycling, but I am also concerned about the health risks.

Disposing of an ostomy bag at a friend's house

I have an ileostomy and i like to use closed end pouches and change them twice a day. I can carry an Ostaway Bag (black, thick, zip-lock) with me and keep a fresh closed end ostomy bag with me in my pocket. Often when I am at someone's house i need to dispose of one bag and put on a fresh one. I really prefer using the closed-ended pouches and i know there isn't any smell if they are put inside the black, thick, Ostaway Zip-Lock Bag. My question is; do you think it is o.k. to throw this in s...

Naming my ostomy

I never thought of naming my stoma. I guess by now I would have to call it "old timer" as I have had it for 40 years now.....

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Links to Web Sites you may find useful:


United States of America Organizations

United Ostomy Associations of America

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Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society


UOAA Affiliated Support Groups with Web Sites

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Support Networks

Ostomy Aid - blog, information and support Ostomy Forum, Ostomy Chat
Ostomy Store (MeetAnOstoMate.com)


Canadian Ostomy Associations with Web Sites

United Ostomy Association of Canada London and District Ostomy Association
Coquitlam Chapter Niagara Ostomy Association
Okanagan Mainline Ostomy Association United Ostomy Support Group, Ottawa
UOA Vancouver BC Chapter Ostomy Toronto
Calgary Ostomy Society Miramichi Ostomy Association
Edmonton Ostomy Association Moncton Chapter
Peace District Ostomy Association Fredericton and District Chapter
Saskatoon Ostomy Association Metro Halifax Chapter
Winnipeg Ostomy Association  
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