Does your Stoma have a name??

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Roddiesgirl
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   Posted 1/7/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought it might be fun to see how many of you have given your stomas a name.  I noted Shaz's Harriet and wanted to share mine as well...I call her Lola and she is my little buddy.  I am looking forward to having my ileostomy reversed (don't know when yet) and think it will be neat to know that at that time, little Lola will be inside me.(my little secret) ..sort of like an invisible imaginary friend.....lol tongue ...Cheryl

summerstorm
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   Posted 1/7/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
No i haven't figured that out yet. To me it's like men naming their man part. I just dont get it!

dangdonkey
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   Posted 1/8/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I wasn't aware that ostomates named their stomas until I visited this forum. So.... When in Rome...
I call mine Stoma Steve;-)

Brian

Shaz032
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   Posted 1/8/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Some of the best names I've heard are Oscar the Pouch, Little Willy (cos that's what it looks like) and Vesuvius (cos it erupts without warning). But my favourite of all time is 'The Stoma Formerly Known As Anus' lol


I have had an ileostomy for 33 years now due to UC.
 
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slim18996
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   Posted 1/8/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Since I have four children and ileostomy is not the easiest word to say we call it Leo (i LEO stomy). I have found that having a name gives it more significance and acceptance with my children and even with myself. As far as men naming there man parts, what kind of men do you hang around with Summer? Most guys kind of loose that fascination around the third grade.

John

Total Colectomy with End Ileostomy May 27th, 2008


summerstorm
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   Posted 1/8/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL slice, the kind of men that still think they are in 3rd grade! Actually i dont know any personally that do that, or if they do thank god they don't share, i just see it on tv

flchurchlady
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   Posted 1/8/2009 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
My stoma's name is Paloma, because she loves Italian food! (I couldn't eat it when I was sick)
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


Chasblah
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   Posted 1/8/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
So far we are just calling mine "Little Chassity" or Lefty (it was on the right and had to be redone to the left). But I really want to come up with something else......Just not feeling anything yet.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had subtotal colectomy 12/19/08 resulting in ileostomy; emergency surgery to redo ileostomy 12/25/08; cipro, flagyl, pred., pepcid (temporarily....?)


Bennie
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   Posted 1/9/2009 1:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Bratcat called her colon "Annie Moore" as in "is there anymore coming?" So it was only natural for her to name her ostomy "Seymour" as in "I see more". This way they are related. She's still trying to come up with a 3rd name for her j-pouch.

--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (19 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect!
 
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp


badbaggirl
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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine is Janet, after Janet in the Rocky Horror Picture Show. When she doesn't behave it's like the song "Dam@ It Janet!"
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


Shaz032
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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I LOVE The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Great name!
I have had an ileostomy for 33 years now due to UC.
 
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badbaggirl
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   Posted 1/9/2009 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow Shaz ... this dates us! We must be in a "Time Warp!"
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


flchurchlady
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   Posted 1/9/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Bennie, maybe Bratcat can call her j-pouch "Jane Seymore" smilewinkgrin


Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


pepperann27
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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I never understood the whole naming the stoma thing.....I guess I'm not that attached to it to name it
thanks, Dusti

Diagnosed with colonic inertia at 13 years old, had my colon removed.
Diagnosed with rectal inertia at 16 years old, had my rectum removed and had a jpouch made.
Diagnosed with small bowel inertia at 18 years old, and got an ileostomy wich I still have. I am 27 now.

If you want to know more, just ask me!


peggy113
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   Posted 1/9/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm with the Rocky Horror P:icture Show group (Shaz, BBG) --- When I get upset with a leakage, which is rare, I tend to spout off, "Dam* IT JANET too!!!! And, yes, I guess that does date us!!!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


vintageman
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   Posted 1/10/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I call mine "you little ****** " when it moves while I'm changing my pouch....other than that, no name at all.

Ohio43
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   Posted 1/19/2009 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
When I talk to my family and they asked me what I've been up to, I'll say, oh I just took a shower and changed my little monster!

Wade457
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   Posted 1/19/2009 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Winnie the Poo comes to mind.... ;)
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