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  • G'Ma's Blog (Willo) - Ostomyland Community
    wonder I was at a low point in my life I was divorced from my first husband and my second husband and I were struggling financially We lived a fairly hand to mouth existence with me padding out his income by selling my artwork Regular airfares were completely out of the question for us and I was working furiously and saving towards an airfare in 1987 in order to go to the UK for my elder son s 21 st birthday his graduation and Christmas Over the years I has suffered regular bouts of IBS at varying degrees so when it increased that year I just put it down to the additional stress I had been in a great deal of pain and discomfort before my younger son s Christmas visit and when I developed other symptoms I thought it was time to see my doctor who referred me to a surgeon Unfortunately he wasn t the slightest bit concerned with my symptoms and fears and I was more than a little alarmed when he didn t even examine me From my notes he declared it was haemorrhoids and didn t recommend surgery as according to him it only had a 50 success rate so he just sent me away with a prescription for some cream to apply to the affected area Going to the toilet had become increasingly painful to a point where I would have my left arm resting on the washbasin and the right hand would be clawing the wall with my fingernails sweat and tears rolling down my face and I seemed to be swinging between constipation and diarrhoea At the time I had a studio in a friend s garage and one day the urge was so great that I just had to dash to the loo ASAP I started work at 7 30am and my friend wasn t yet up and the house door still locked Unfortunately the urge was so great and the pain so excruciating that I just had to go in her garden and hoped the gardener wouldn t see me A lesion had developed just at the edge of my anus visible with the aid of a mirror and I suspected the worst but was determined not to let my son know so that he could enjoy his holiday as usual I would get back to the hospital just as soon as he left for the UK In spite of the pain I tried not to show it during the following month but was probably more demonstrative than usual in showing my love for him and telling him just how proud I was of him and his brother who was spending Christmas with my parents and just how much I cared for them The school holidays holidays over I returned to the hospital in January to see my doctor Indira By this time I could hardly sit on my seat in the hospital waiting room Indira eventually called me into

    Original URL path: http://www.ostomyland.org/ostomyboardipb/blogs/blog/170-gmas-blog-willo/ (2016-04-25)
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  • theostomyblog - Ostomyland Community
    a matter of driving out to visit private clients At first I was quite nervous about whether clients would discover my ostomy due to things like the farting the bag springing a leak or whatever else might happen That day I had folded the bag in half as you can see in the first picture in order for the ostomy bag to take up less space and I had also put an elastic bandage around my abdomen to soften the sound of any farts that might occur This combination turned out to be less than great because I just ended up sitting in my car with feces all over my shirt and pants The first meeting went very well There was no sound and nothing really to worry about although I was able to feel that stool was entering the bag Still it wasn t enough for me to have to run out and get it emptied immediately So after the first meeting I drove on to the next client Once again stool entered the bag but I hadn t considered the fact that when the bag was folded up like in the first image there wasn t room for as much feces in it The fact that the bag was folded and that I had put a bandage on meant that the stool was being squeezed out under the ostomy bag which meant that I was sitting in the car getting feces all over my shirt and pants Of course I had extra bags but I had neither clean pants nor a clean shirt with me Besides that I had about a 20 minute drive home In the end I had to call the client and tell it like it was that I had an ostomy and had had

    Original URL path: http://www.ostomyland.org/ostomyboardipb/profile/6010-theostomyblog/ (2016-04-25)
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  • theostomyblog's Blog - Ostomyland Community
    of driving out to visit private clients At first I was quite nervous about whether clients would discover my ostomy due to things like the farting the bag springing a leak or whatever else might happen That day I had folded the bag in half as you can see in the first picture in order for the ostomy bag to take up less space and I had also put an elastic bandage around my abdomen to soften the sound of any farts that might occur This combination turned out to be less than great because I just ended up sitting in my car with feces all over my shirt and pants The first meeting went very well There was no sound and nothing really to worry about although I was able to feel that stool was entering the bag Still it wasn t enough for me to have to run out and get it emptied immediately So after the first meeting I drove on to the next client Once again stool entered the bag but I hadn t considered the fact that when the bag was folded up like in the first image there wasn t room for as much feces in it The fact that the bag was folded and that I had put a bandage on meant that the stool was being squeezed out under the ostomy bag which meant that I was sitting in the car getting feces all over my shirt and pants Of course I had extra bags but I had neither clean pants nor a clean shirt with me Besides that I had about a 20 minute drive home In the end I had to call the client and tell it like it was that I had an ostomy and had had an accident

    Original URL path: http://www.ostomyland.org/ostomyboardipb/blogs/blog/168-theostomyblogs-blog/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Aliceinostoland's Blog - Ostomyland Community
    many favorites It is a you tube video called God of Heaven it is from Greg Howlett Hope you enjoy it spiritual music Read more 2 comments 74 views Coloplast two piece samples By Alice 29 Jun 2013 Yes finally I received samples from Coloplast Two piece system Yay I have been looking forward to checking out this sample because it has the snap on locking plastic rings The samples are three pouches and three flanges They are clear but that s okay I m on vacation and don t have to concern myself if anyone would see They are cut to fit as requested with roll up velcro closure at the bottom that you open to empty from There is also a nicely kinda thick flap that will be good support when in use They also have an added velcro dot to use to tuck the complete velcro closure up into which should keep it from sliding out when you move about As well as poke or rub against the upper thigh Day one putting on the flange was a breeze but I also asked for the cut to fit ones and they were slightly difficult to cut b c my scissors seemed a bit to long It was an easy fix but little extra work in cutting them close enough to meet my size The flange is a full plastic adhesive mount to your skin but it is also shaped differently then my usual Hollister one piece which is round and these seem smaller and somewhat oval They hide nicely behind the pouch itself Snapping on the pouch was easy and felt quite secure with the locking ring on the pouch I tried removing it to see how it worked and it was no problem to push against the locking system and unsnapping it from the flange Emptying was quite easy with the thicker flap b c it was an easy aim and nothing collapsed or stuck together where I had to use my fingers before to reopen the flap with other pouches Day two not feeling so well but all is great with the output and no leaks or feeling like the pouch would come off Husband and I have been doing some painting and I have been kneeling and bending alot and my stoma sits right above my pants line so I am thinking if this doesn t make it come lose then I m going to put in an order for these Day three I think I have a blockage within me b c I am most uncomfortable and feeling pressure and bloating but the pouch system is working well Day four definitely have a blockage so I called out of work but will continue to test the system Day five well the blockage has caused my stoma to swell so I removed the pouch and flange and will have to continue when things pass Day seven feeling much relief and the swelling has gone down Things are still passing ever so slowly but I can put on a new flange and pouch and see how things progress Day eight I think the blockage has clear up so it s off to work to see how the two piece system does after all the stress the job will apply Well today was a very busy day Still feeling sore inside but no issues with the two piece system Took the pouch off of the flange and managed a good rinse out and used a q tip suggested from a post from Clare thank you to take care of the details needed close to the stoma and yup I am sold calling and ordering a 90 day supply of these today Woo hoo finally got a two piece I like Read more 13 comments 175 views Samples By Alice 29 Apr 2013 Well I received some sample pouches from Cymed and have tried the two piece drainable system At first I though I will wait till I go on vacation because these just do not look like they will work They felt thin and with no material overlay I just knew the noise of the plastic was going to be something I was not use to I was also thinking that they will be uncomfortable and stick to my skin as I sweat The pouches are all cut to fit as requested The flange is know as a floating flange It is not completely attached to the seal that goes onto your skin They are also a press and seal type of system which is not what I was expecting or have researched I assumed that they were the tuppe rware type that I have heard so much about in the past Well for whatever reason that possessed me I showered and applied the clear one first as I was off from work the next day Saturday Strange to see my stoma but okay Putting the flange on was easy enough but cutting this one with the thicker inner part was not a smooth cut It left scissor jagged edges that I had to smooth out with my fingers after heating it up for a few moments with the hair dryer Now the pouch hahaha that was a challenge Since it was clear I had to line the floating flange up with this red circle around the pouch Not very easy the first time so I pealed it off and tried twice more before i thought it was okay The day went well and I didn t find the noise unbearable and no leaks The hydrocolloid seal which is on the flange was wonderful It is thin and gave me very good movement Well I got up a bit later that I should of Sunday and had no time to change to the tan pouch so I put my homemade pouch cover overtop and off to work Of course I had a change of everything already

    Original URL path: http://www.ostomyland.org/ostomyboardipb/blogs/blog/141-aliceinostolands-blog/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Contact Us - Ostomyland Community
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    Original URL path: http://www.ostomyland.org/ostomyboardipb/contact/ (2016-04-25)
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  • All Activity - Ostomyland Community
    unwanted 13 April 9 Nima54 replied to Ricky maska III s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues I feel unwanted 11 April 9 JueBug23 replied to Ricky maska III s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Illiostomy hell 11 April 21 Tina Kindrex replied to Closesu s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Tina Kindrex liked a post in a topic Closed ostomy pouches 11 April Tina Kindrex liked a post in a topic Ostomysecrets 11 April Tina Kindrex changed their profile photo 11 April I feel unwanted 11 April 9 Tina Kindrex replied to Ricky maska III s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide 5 April 11 Meemie replied to Meemie s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide 5 April 11 JueBug23 replied to Meemie s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide 4 April 11 laurence replied to Meemie s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide 3 April 11 Meemie replied to Meemie s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Ostomysecrets 3 April 2 lostsoul replied to Queensgirl 52 s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Trekkie Monster started following Ostomysecrets 3 April Ostomysecrets 3 April 2 Trekkie Monster replied to Queensgirl 52 s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Trekkie Monster started following Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide 3 April Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide 3 April 11 Trekkie Monster replied to Meemie s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Ostomysecrets underwear swimsuits 2 April 2 Queensgirl 52 posted a topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide 2 April 11 Meemie replied to Meemie s topic in General Ostomy Support

    Original URL path: http://www.ostomyland.org/ostomyboardipb/discover/?view=condensed (2016-04-25)
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  • All Activity - Ostomyland Community
    Trekkie Monster started following Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide 3 April Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide Trekkie Monster replied to Meemie s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Well as it s basically a proof reading stage and currently non profit making I m OK with this request and wish you luck with the final product However on the commercial side of things as Laurence correctly picked up on if this were a post to sell the final published product I d likely remove it especially if permission hadn t been sought first as it s not a non bias recommendation for it which I feel is important and something I ve always tried to make Ostomyland I do have one suggestion about your guide speaking as someone who did their own Ostomy lifestyle guide from the pages of Content on the Ostomyland main website make sure you have permission to use any images before putting them into a product you intend to make money from Whilst it s not happened to me as I sought written permission from the relevant companies I have seen friends end up in legal trouble for not seeking permission first or not paying for the stock photo rights Whilst an apology sufficed it still cost legal fees for the letters to be sent to sought the problem out Ouch Anyways best of luck with it Meemie 3 April 11 replies 1 Ostomysecrets Queensgirl 52 posted a topic in General Ostomy Support Issues This is probably old news to many but I m so excited I wanted to share I just stumbled on a website for Ostomysecrets a company which makes underwear swimsuits and other products for men women and children For those who are not familiar the underwear and swimsuits have cloth pouches to support and conceal the real pouches I found panties on sale and I m thrilled My husband and I are going away next month for the first time since my surgery and one of my concerns was the visible bulge I would have should I be unable to get to a bathroom right away as the pouch was filling up It also solves the problem of the plastic against my skin which I can t stand I was looking forward to having a real fun time in the hot weather 2 April 2 replies 1 underwear swimsuits Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide Meemie replied to Meemie s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Hi laurence Thanks for your comment Forums are about exchanging of information and members contribute by doing so My intention with my post was to give members the opportunity to contribute to a project that they and others like them may find useful Although yes I may one day profit from this book I can always dream right I am not selling anything here nor am I forcing members to participate If my post is considered inappropriate in any way then

    Original URL path: http://www.ostomyland.org/ostomyboardipb/discover/?view=expanded (2016-04-25)
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  • MVS - Ostomyland Community
    Twitter Sign Up All Content All Content Advanced Search Browse Forums Calendar Gallery Blogs Staff Online Users More Activity All Activity Search More Website More More All Activity Home MVS MVS Members View profile See their activity Content count 0 Joined Yesterday at 2 02 AM Last visited Yesterday at 2 39 AM Community Reputation 0 Neutral See reputation activity About MVS Rank Newbie MVS has no recent activity to

    Original URL path: http://www.ostomyland.org/ostomyboardipb/profile/6346-mvs/ (2016-04-25)
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