I started a new job at the Lions Hearing Institute last week. One of the cool things is that I was sitting at the computer one lunchtime and looking at my site when the girl who was training me that day, glanced over and said 'THAT'S where I know you from!" Turns out she had temporary ileostomy surgery last year and has visited my site several times and even knows some of the people I chat with from an Aussie Crohns Colitis site :) She's having the second part of her j pouch surgery this week. Now I know why my two interviewers turned to each other and smiled knowingly when I was telling them about my ileostomy and my site, but of course they couldn't tell me why rofl.
Even though I live in a city of 3 million people, it does seem to be a really small world. If she hadn't had seen me looking at my site, neither of us would have known the other was an ostomate!
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
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