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   Posted 9/12/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
does anyone name their stoma?.....i am thinking about naming mine fisher....cause i love to turn

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   Posted 9/12/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I named my stoma Paloma, because she gets so happy when I eat Italian food! blush (probably because I couldn't eat it before when I was sick with Crohn's)
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/13/2008 1:52 AM (GMT -6)   
And I thought someone was having a baby!!! No real name for mine.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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   Posted 9/13/2008 2:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine is named Harriet because it's the best name my 10 year old mine could come up with :)
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
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   Posted 9/13/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
i dont' really understand the naming thing. Seems sort of like how men nametheir parts, lol.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 74
   Posted 9/13/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
My stoma's name is Seymour. I see more with the temporary ostomy. When I had UC my colon's name was Annie Moore because you never new if there was anymore left.
Diagnosed with UC 10/12/06
Daughter of Bennie
17 years old
Flared 3 times in a year and a half tried almost all medicines
Current Meds:None!!
JPouch Step 1 of 2 on July 3

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 99
   Posted 9/14/2008 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   

I named mine Leo taking it from iLEOstomy.  The reason for naming is because I have four children ranging from 13 down to 4.  It is a lot easier for them when we discussed my disease to say Leo instead of ileostomy or stoma.  Also making it more of a person helps with my children understand it as saving my life instead of just being some sort of disabling surgical solution.  By doing this they seem to really accept it for what it is instead of looking at me like I am some sort of poor disabled old man. 

Naming your ostomy seems to be a form of acceptance of having it. 


Total Colectomy with End Ileostomy May 27th, 2008

vette guy
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   Posted 9/14/2008 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I sometimes call mine "Stimey".

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 9/15/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   

Mine is "Stanley" since it rhymes with stoma...

Cecelia--did you see that if we get to the "P's" for hurricanes it's...Paloma!!!

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   Posted 9/15/2008 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
OH MAN!!! I sure hope we don't. Esp since Cece lives on the gulf coast of FL!
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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