Inspirational Stories Read Some Insiring Stories of Other Ostomates

Damien’s Story

Hello, My journey happen to start in 2006 with severe abdominal cramping and pain. The doctors first thought it was appendicitis before running so many different tests to find out the problem was Crohn's disease. Honestly at that time, I was 23 and I had never heard about such a thing and never gave it much thought after being in ...
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Rebecca’s Story

I was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 1997. My Gastroenterologist (oncologist) stated I needed emergency surgery. He stated that I would probably be going home with a bag. At that time, they had you admitted for surgery the night before so you would know what the bags looked like and they had me put on a bag. Anyway, when ...
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Staci’s Story

I started having GI symptoms right before Covid turned our world upside down. I was losing weight, food went right through me, and I usually had a short 10-15 min window after eating to find a bathroom quick!!! I was a busy wife, mom, and small business owner so I didn't have time for this. I put myself on a ...
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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 to attempt a better quality ...
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