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  • Please read: Prize draw prize list confirmation, hope to open event by end of weekend but it might be postponed a few weeks. - Ostomyland's Community & Website Announcements - Ostomyland Community
    the event will happen open soon barring the worst with my dad where it will be postponed for a few weeks Share this post Link to post Share on other sites nova 236 Advanced Member 500 The 500 Club 236 546 posts Location California Posted 9 Jan 2013 Sorry to hear about your Dad Jason I hope the surgery goes well Share this post Link to post Share on other sites toniwalsh 188 Advanced Member 500 The 500 Club 188 660 posts Location Hertfordshire UK Posted 9 Jan 2013 That s really bad news for your Dad and for you Jason It sounds like a horrid accident and a long recovery It s amazing that you can focus on anything but your family right now and I m sure we will all understand if everything is put on hold for as long as it takes Having said that the list of prizes sounds amazing You have done sterling work to get Amazon to contribute so generously What did you have to promise them Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Clare Bryant 315 Clare Bryant The 500 Club 315 898 posts Location Idaho USA Posted 9 Jan 2013 Hope we hear some goods news from you soon It s hard times and harder times sometimes Just remember there is laughter after pain and sunshine after rain Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Lynwlt 41 Advanced Member 100 The 150 Bar and Grill 41 184 posts Location South UK Posted 9 Jan 2013 Jason I m sorry to hear this news I hope the surgery went well and that you and your Mum are bearing up under the strain Best wishes to all of you Lynda Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Scarlet Moon 378 Advanced Member 500 The 500 Club 378 556 posts Location Michigan Posted 9 Jan 2013 So sorry to hear about your dad Jason I wish him an uncomplicated surgery and speedy recovery Everyone will understand about the raffle Your family comes first and the raffle is not nearly as important as being able to help your mum and dad out and be there during this difficult and stressful time Love and light to you and your family Share this post Link to post Share on other sites av nz 200 Super Member 1000 The 500 Club 200 1 295 posts Location new zealand Posted 10 Jan 2013 Sorry to hear about your Dad you Make sure you look after family before us family is most important for now hope all goes well for your Dad and big hugs to you all Share this post Link to post Share on other sites paulinenz 346 Super Member 1000 The 500 Club 346 2 294 posts Location New Zealand Posted 10 Jan 2013 Oh no I am sorry to hear about your dad dont worry about anything here we will plod along nicely until you are back just

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  • For your viewing pleasure. Wedding pics! - General Ostomy Support Issues - Ostomyland Community
    babygirl10150 2 Oct 2012 for your viewing pleasure wedding pics 15 posts in this topic babygirl10150 2 Member Members 2 43 posts Posted 2 Oct 2012 Here s the link to a few of our wedding pictures My dress hid my colostomy very well and I didn t have any issues with it I was really hoping I wouldn t have to try to change it while wearing my dress http photobucket com km9292012 Password is michellekyle12 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites loisw 376 Super Member 1000 Happy Helper 376 2 342 posts Lois Cutler Wasserman Location CT USA Posted 2 Oct 2012 Hmmmmmmm I copied and pasted the password and it won t let me in Says Incorrect username or password I d love to see those photos Share this post Link to post Share on other sites babygirl10150 2 Member Members 2 43 posts Posted 2 Oct 2012 Try that I took the password off Share this post Link to post Share on other sites loisw 376 Super Member 1000 Happy Helper 376 2 342 posts Lois Cutler Wasserman Location CT USA Posted 2 Oct 2012 Thanks They re great and you are gorgeous And you were so worried I m so happy for you Share this post Link to post Share on other sites paulinenz 346 Super Member 1000 The 500 Club 346 2 294 posts Location New Zealand Posted 2 Oct 2012 Beautiful photos glad the day went well wishing you every happiness Share this post Link to post Share on other sites nova 236 Advanced Member 500 The 500 Club 236 546 posts Location California Posted 2 Oct 2012 You were ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Share this post Link to post Share on other sites babygirl10150 2 Member Members 2 43 posts Posted 2 Oct 2012 Thank you Share this post Link to post Share on other sites andypig 275 Super Member 1000 The 500 Club 275 1 216 posts Location Yorkshire England Posted 2 Oct 2012 enjoyed looking through the photo s your chap on one knee offering you the moon sun pure brilliance well taken and all the best for the future Share this post Link to post Share on other sites av nz 200 Super Member 1000 The 500 Club 200 1 295 posts Location new zealand Posted 3 Oct 2012 You looked stunning lovely photos of you all Best wishes for a health happy futer all together Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Petal 127 Super Member 2500 The 500 Club 127 3 589 posts Location West Yorkshire Posted 3 Oct 2012 Fabulous Your dress looks amazing Thank you so much for sharing Petal Share this post Link to post Share on other sites jambo 61 Advanced Member 100 The 150 Bar and Grill 61 498 posts Location Dorset Posted 3 Oct 2012 Thanks for the pics you would grace any wedding magazine and be the envy of all I love the two of

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  • travel insurance - General Ostomy Support Issues - Ostomyland Community
    personal experience Thanks Sign in to follow this Followers 0 travel insurance Started by mikea 28 Feb 2011 stoma insurance work 8 posts in this topic mikea 0 Newbie Members 0 7 posts Location Aberystwyth Posted 28 Feb 2011 Hello I took out extra travel insurance last year although i have insurance with my bank in September for two weeks in Madeira which was about ten months after my operation I had no problems with my stoma Iv e back at work full time for six months and everything is fine would you recomend I take out extra cover going to Spain in Septenber for seven days Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Lynwlt 41 Advanced Member 100 The 150 Bar and Grill 41 184 posts Location South UK Posted 28 Feb 2011 I d give my insurance company a call and ask them I had my surgery as an emergency whilst I was on holiday and would never risk being under insured You can t put a price on peace of mind Lynda Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Doug 132 Doug Ostomyland Team 132 964 posts Location Riverwood Sydney Australia Posted 3 Mar 2011 Lynda is right If you can get it yes indeed No one will insure me anymore too many pre existing Issues Doug Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Sarah73 160 Ostomyland Junior Admin Ostomyland Team 160 2 365 posts Location Witney Oxfordshire Posted 3 Mar 2011 I was always advised to read the small print about bank holiday insurance if they are free they are often no where near as good as normal insurance We tend to have a family annual worldwide insurance and have stuck with Insure and Go since my surgery I have my condition and surgeries named on the policy but it didn t actually change my premium luckily I think this is mostly as I could say no to all the underlying reasons diseases for having the stoma I would defo hate to end up in hospital abroad without insurance Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Jimbob 116 Super Member 1000 Oland Team 116 1 026 posts Location Pensacola Florida USA Posted 4 Mar 2011 Not being properly insured is like playing Russian Roulette Share this post Link to post Share on other sites mikea 0 Newbie Members 0 7 posts Location Aberystwyth Posted 6 Mar 2011 Not being properly insured is like playing Russian Roulette Not being properly insured is like playing Russian Roulette I do have full travel insurance through my bank but as the last time I travelled abroad was less than a year after my operation 3 months after finishing chemo they wouldn t cover me What I am saying is that now all the treatment is finished would I need to get extra cover as I have no problems with my stoma at all Share this post Link to

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  • Advice on travelling please? - General Ostomy Support Issues - Ostomyland Community
    a fantastic time Sarah x Share this post Link to post Share on other sites lolapergola 7 Advanced Member 100 50 posts plus 7 143 posts Posted 17 Aug 2008 Ok thanks for all of that everyone There was good stuff and the general message have a great time which we intend to do It s our 3rd anniversary and my hubbys never been to L V so I can t wait to drag him round all the hotels shops casinos and bars Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Doug 132 Doug Ostomyland Team 132 964 posts Location Riverwood Sydney Australia Posted 17 Aug 2008 Bev and I have virtually travelled the world without a problem 8 times to Canada while our eldest daughter was living there in Calgary an overnight trip across Alaska by train and coach then a cruise on the Dawn Princess to Vancouver from Seward UK Europe and New Zealand and have experienced all of the various customs and immigration situations You have very little to worry about I assure you One of our Canadian trips was one week after that terrible September 11 disaster That caused a few delays in Honolulu due to the extra security Australia is very remote from the rest of the world and every flight is a long one Calgary or Heathrow was around 23 hours flying time from here my thoughts on your questions are 1 Do I carry my irrigation set in my hand luggage I didn t because security here in Australia told me it can be interpreted as a ligature possibility They said that to be safe don t have anything like long cords in your hand luggage plus of course no sharps I don t carry anything with electrical cords or my irrigation gear but I DO take at least 2 weeks supply of everything else in my carry on bag 2 I will carry some spare bags in my hand luggage and some in my suitcase just in case what else will I need With your Ostomy bags take some drainable maxi bags Not many but if you DO have a rush of diarrhoea they will be a life saver I took some wet and some dry wipes too I also suggest that you let your flight attendant know that you need a toilet with a baby nappy change waste bin You MUST NOT put bags in the toilet bowl Yes I am aware that you would know that but it does explain why I tell the flight attendant 3 Is there anything I need to be aware of going through security I mean that long hose on my set looks a bit weird They might or might not seriously look at it and is why I have always put it in the main luggage Risk of loss sure but then there is the risk of confiscation not a big risk but a risk none the less Weight them up and follow your instincts 4 I have got a travel certificate with me which explains what my condition is should all my medication be labelled All medications should be in their original containers Tablets in foil should remain in their boxes and if there is a sheet of instrutions in there leave it there too Most likely the customs people won t even look at them but make it as easy as you can then they won t bother you 5 I suppose Im nervous as I ve had 2 previous travel disasters once my bag set off the alarm there was a tiny bit of metal in the filter The second time I just got a huge rush of the runs mid flight I set off the alarm every time I get near the machine My knee replacements are solid surgical steel and I have screws and rods in my back The security people are familiar with these things remember you are NOT the first Many others pass through having the same difficulties every day The runs in flight were probably caused by excitement Adrenalin and the stirring of our gastric juices can and often do create this so before you leave put on a drainable just in case 6 I am worried about the huge gaps in between flights as I know it ll take me over the 24 hour irrigation time Can you ever irrigate one extra time if you have to I don t know what you mean by that I irrigate every 48 hours need it or not BUT if you are in a situation where you need to irrigate or else fill bags then it depends upon exactly where you are If you can find a toilet for Disabled and it doesn t seem to be a problem if you lock in there for 45 minutes thereabouts then you can irrigate in there There will be warm water available plus the privacy and usually a nappy disposal bin HOWEVER You will need a means of hanging the water bag Just as you will need a means of hanging the bag in hotels etc Recently I have bought a Camera Monopod I made a handle to screw on it and it becomes a walking stick I screw on an extension to it and extend the telescopic leg and it becomes an irrigation mast It also gets used for its intended purpose I put my camera on it I have made a mast but I need a walking stick too and this has reduced the number of things that I have to carry Hanging the water bag is probably your biggest challenge Have you thought about that None of this is insurmountable I have had a wonderful time on these holidays SO WILL YOU just wait and see Doug Share this post Link to post Share on other sites lolapergola 7 Advanced Member 100 50 posts plus 7 143 posts Posted 19 Aug 2008 Thanks for that

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  • Rogerp123 - Ostomyland Community
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  • laurence - Ostomyland Community
    Issues Hi Lori I take it you re using a one piece system because if you were using a two piece then you would just affix another bag onto the wafer flange after your shower Also I am assuming that your main concern as far as wetness goes is with water entering under the wafer flange resulting in its diminished adhesion Here s a suggestion ALP Global Sure Seal Rings These go over your wafer flange extending beyond its perimeter and forming a water tight yet breathable seal Put one on when you change wear them continuously and they ll protect from external water and act as a failsafe against internal leaks As to the bag on a one piece system itself well that s why soft hand towels exist Good Luck and welcome to Ostomyland Best Laurence 6 January 2 replies Illiostomy hell laurence replied to Closesu s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Mike You may want to look into Convatec s Moldable Durahesive offerings available in flat and convex This is a two piece extended wear system You can also sanitize and reuse the pouches Also Tincture of Benzoin available through ebay is a good antibacterial adhesive I ve had good results with these products I believe that constipation and Imodium are contraindicated Have you consulted anyone on your medical team about this and about your diet and eating habits Certain foods may be better for you than others and I ve found that eating smaller meals and snacks more often works best for me in managing my ileostomy Remember For us food is medicine You ll eventually figure out what works for you Keep at it and good luck Laurence 16 Dec 2015 21 replies 1 Illiostomy hell laurence replied to Closesu s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Mike Eating only once a day and in the evening to boot Is that the best idea given your condition Perhaps you should ask your doctor about that Good Luck Laurence 19 Nov 2015 21 replies 1 Odour help laurence replied to emeny1 s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Mary Turner Odours are gaseous leakages Your first step is to determine from where in your apparatus the gas is escaping Could it be from the wafer the bag between bag and wafer two piece system filter clasp other Then stop the leakage with seals paste adhesives whatever works Not rocket science this is Good Luck Laurence 26 Oct 2015 5 replies Ostomy Problems laurence replied to Jluni s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Well If I may Either you require a colostomy or you don t If you don t then your questions as above are irrelevant to you If you do then you have no choice and will learn to live with your stoma because you will have to And you will deal with any noise and many other concerns because you will again have no choice to do otherwise And then you can re ask your questions and I suspect many more besides and hopefully receive answers that will make some difference for you 22 Oct 2015 1 reply Why must we renew a prescription annually laurence replied to dnworkman s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues It sounds like you don t need a prescription as long as you don t mind not complying with your government s regulations to continue being able to receive your needed ostomy supplies I suppose that the prescription requirement assures an annual review for accountability and to mitigate improprieties so that only people who need the supplies get them I suspect that it is a minor inconvenience for you to keep the government subsidies insurance payments coming P S Consider yourself lucky I live in Canada and don t need an annual prescription but the government stipend that I receive covers but a quarter or so of the ordinary total cost of supplies Care to trade places 21 Oct 2015 1 reply Pain next to stoma laurence replied to MariaBlack s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Maria Glad you had your situation checked out for more serious possibilities by competent medical personnel You may be experiencing a partial blockage very liquid like effluent you describe would support that hypothesis Accordingly I suppose that you ll try what my previous post suggested but in addition to that you may want to switch now to a liquids only diet consisting of watered down yogourt plain soup broths mint tea for some reason this feels good for the digestive tract and electrolyte mixtures That s generally worked for me Please do keep us apprised as to your progress Best Laurence 18 Oct 2015 3 replies Pain next to stoma laurence replied to MariaBlack s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Hopefully it s nothing more than a blockage Try lying in as hot a bath as you can manage lying on your back or side no bag stoma submersed Gently massage area around stoma squeezing any overly firm areas to dislodge any obstructions Then have a shower put on a fresh appliance and have a great day I too have an end ileostomy and when I get blockages rare it s the area to the right of my stoma where that usually occurs And if that doesn t work visit your nearest hospital emergency room without delay to determine what is causing the pain Good Luck 16 Oct 2015 3 replies Plastic nozzle chafing laurence replied to Secondchance s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Well Firstly you can stop thinking of your appliance as obnoxious it probably saved your life so you may want to look upon it a bit more positively Secondly Clare s idea of a baby bib is a good one but I think there s an easier way to create a soft barrier between your skin and the bag What I have done for my ileostomy so that I don t develop a

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