I’ve been following Jackie’s blog for awhile now and after her recent post about dating with jpouch and the negative comments she received after it went live, I felt the need to step in and give my perspective on dating as a permanent ostomate. From what I’ve seen and heard, many ostomates, male and female, are concerned about how […]
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So I’m dating. Well, I started dating. Let me rewind. Dating is a HUGE topic in our community because there is a lot of fear around disclosure and acceptance. In the past I’ve written about dating and my opinions, but I have never actually dated since I was diagnosed with IBD. So all of my […]
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Today is World Ostomy Day, and it has brought up some interesting emotions and realizations for me. I want to share some things with you. Intimate thoughts, and unflattering pictures. That picture is me before my first surgery. Very sick. Very overweight from steroids. Very scared. Very VERY horrified I’d have to have an ostomy. VERY embarrassed […]
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I have seen a lot of women talk about how their jpouches go completely out of whack when they are on their period. I, too, am one of those women. I understand that my uterus and my jpouch share the same real estate, but they just cannot seem to get along…at all. They remind me […]
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Man have I been busy. I feel like I’m so disconnected from you guys. Sad face. But here is what I’ve been doing, which is some pretty awesome stuff. This is how the last 10 days went. Fly to Chicago. Meet up with Lauren, volunteer at their CCFA office. Have a great super awesome time […]
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