Inspirational Stories Read Some Insiring Stories of Other Ostomates

Karron’s Story

I got an emergency ileostomy just before Christmas in 2017. For 6 months prior I had suffered with a persistent C-Diff infection that very nearly took my life. When I awoke after surgery and slowly became aware of what had happened, I was in shock and denial. I was horrified by this "alien" device and terrified at the thought of ...
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Dee Dee’s Story

Hi. My name is Dee Dee and I have been living with Crohn's for 22 years and have had over 60 surgeries/procedures related to this disease. Has been one wild journey. I was misdiagnosed several times and then once we got the diagnosis it just went downhill. They have been some rare instances where I did not know I had ...
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Jessica’s Story

As I lay in the sterile hospital room, the beeping machines and the faint whispers of the medical staff filled the air. I was recovering from my ileostomy surgery, a procedure that had fundamentally changed my life. I knew that the road to recovery would be long and challenging, but I was determined to embrace this new chapter with courage ...
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Richard’s Story

I came home from work one evening & like every other day, made myself & my wife some tea. After tea, I settled down with my wife & dog for a normal evening. Little did I know that this would be my last "normal" evening for a long time. Shortly after dinner, I started to get stomach pain, I figured ...
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