Kate’s Story

Hi there, My name is Kate and I live in Australia with my husband and our daughter. I’ve had a permanent ileostomy for 5 years now and my life is a far cry from what it was back then. You see, I’d spent the majority of my adult life, trying medications, treatments, and medical trials…

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Lakecia’s Story

I was diagnosed with anal cancer on 2/17/2021. I went through chemotherapy and weeks of radiation. At the time, It was the hardest thing I had ever been through. After weeks of treatment, the tumor was still there, so I had to have surgery to remove the cancer. On 1/27/22 I had Abdominal Perineal Resection…

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Richard’s Story

I came home from work one evening and had a bacon roll for my tea. During the evening I started to feel sick & unwell, which I put down to a bad batch of bacon. I then made my way up to the toilet for obvious reasons. From there I went steadily downhill & my…

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Stephanie Marie’s Story

  I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 10. I’m now 38 years old and living with an ileostomy. I tried all the crohns meds over the years, but 3 years ago I had a horrible flare up that ended in an emergency total colectomy. I struggled a lot the first year with…

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Paty’s Story

  My Name is Paty Jiménez I am from México and am survivor of 3 stage rectal cancer I have a permanent colostomy bag. I was diagnosed 15 years ago when I was 36 years old. At first everything was chaos, but little by little was accommodating my new ostomy life. I recently found out…

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Virgie’s Story

Hi friends! I am a 62 year old female. I have had my ileostomy since I was 18 due to severe ulcerative colitis. I have had many ups and downs through the years, but I am happy to say no problems with my Ostomy! I have had to change appliances and wafers over the years…

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Ashley’s Story

I started having symptoms when I was 17. Then I was diagnosed with Crohn’s when I was 18. I tried every medication out there and tried so hard to live a life. It got so bad and so hard, and when I was 25 I had my entire large intestines removed and have had my…

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Brendan’s Story

In December 2012, I had major cancer surgery for colorectal cancer. I was given a temporary ileostomy for a 4 month period. In April this was removed and I was placed back in so-called normal bowel operational mode and the pouch removed. It was then my real nightmare began. I was very fortunate that I…

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Ava’s Story

After suffering from Crohn’s Disease for 15 years, I had to have a complete colon and rectum removal in order to both save my life, and restore quality to my life. A fellow ostomate shared her thoughts about Na’Scent, and after one use I knew it was something I couldn’t be without. I’ve tried other…

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Rachaél’s Story

I had emergency surgery on 10/8/21 due to a ruptured colon. The worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life. This was my 22nd surgery in 12 years. I woke up to find I had a new addition to my body- a colostomy bag. While spending 5 weeks recovering in the hospital, I joined an…

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