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dreamer06
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   Posted 10/30/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my first day at a new job. There were a bunch of new hires for the season and we were having orientation. As we sat down in the back to start I let out this hug loud fart into my bag. It was so embarrassing! It was in that akward don'k now anyone else silence and everyone just turned to stare at me. It was my worst fear come true. I was like oh its my stomach I havent eaten today. Everyone just kinda gave me a look. I havent had an ostomie for long and this was one of the first times I put myself out in public with people I didn't know. It was kinda funny in the irony of it, but it was still mortifying.
Diagnosed with Crohns Oct. '07.  Have had 9 abcess/ fistula surgeries.  Colostomy 20 March 2009.
 
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vette guy
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   Posted 10/30/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
And the world didn't come to an end!  Imagine that! 
 
Good luck at the new job!

nene205
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   Posted 10/30/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Looks like you are relatively new to this drill. Hopefully you can adopt my attitude--whatever. I actually feel better about the noise coming from the bag instead of from the bottom end, like I had to endure for so many years. Not eating causes my stoma to spurt.

Why have you had so many abscesses?? I just had my first since my 07 colectomy. It was and still is awful.

Good luck with the job .You are one of the lucky ones. Around here, jobs are hard to come by.

esoR
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   Posted 10/30/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I have just adopted the attitude of saying "scuse me." BUT, I feel your embarrassment. Usually there is a bit of background noise that these things blend in with. Sounds like there was dead silence then the fart. But, like someone said, world is still turning. I've heard if you put your hand or if you are carrying a sweater or something, if you just position it over the stomal area it may muffle the noise a bit. Best wishes on your new job. Good for you. Rosemary

summerstorm
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   Posted 10/30/2009 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
How embarassing! im sorry! but you lived, lol
Tonight at the movies, in the only quiet part, mine made a fart noise! luckily, i had on a shirt and a hoodie and had my hand in the pocket of my hoodie so it was over it, i dont think anyone heard it, lol.
But i was like, OMG how awful!
And good luck on your job!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


yellowdaisy
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   Posted 10/31/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   
nono I HAD TO LAUGH AT YOUR STORY... BECAUSE IT HAPPENS TO US ALL WITH THE BAGS. I WAS OUT FOR A MEAL WITH 6 FRIENDS WHEN IT HAPPENED. I JUST LOOKED ACROSS THE TABLE AT MY HUBBY AND SAID, "BLIMEY! ARE YOU SURE"? AND HE DENIED IT - CONSEQUENTLY EVERYONE WAS SNIFFING AND BLAMING THE PERSON NEXT TO THEM. I JOINED IN (OF COURSE) - EVENTUALLY I COULD LOOK UP, BUT IT TOOK A WHILE! X

damagedgoods41
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   Posted 11/1/2009 12:33 AM (GMT -6)   
cool  hello,
I just read ur post and it gave me a great laugh!!! The way you explained it was very funny. This also happens to me when it's quite and i still cant get used to it after 8yrs now. I admire your spirit!!!
 
best wishes to you,
 
beverley.c. smilewinkgrin
diagnosed with C in 2001.
colorectal anastamosis 2001.
surgery went horribly wrong,swab left inside,emergency surgery 2001.
total colectomy & ileostomy 2001.
surgical complication's-abcess,more surgery 2001.
more complication's-stitches come apart inside and ended up having more surgery and blood transfusion. 2001.
infection at lap site,another abcess. 2001.
i spent 12mths in Cabrini Private Hospital in Melbourne.
1993 diagnosed with endometriosis,then age 27yrs had radical hysterectomy then 2 mths later lost both ovaries.
2005. bi-lateral mastectomy,heart attack on the table,also contracted MRSA in coronary care unit,had staph for about 12mths. pic line for 6 mths for venus access,for daily antibiotics.
march 2009. op on a parastomal hernia & re-fashioning of stoma. Then complications,huge abcess in small bowel & peritinitus,emergency laparotomy to remove,icu for 5 day's. I think that's enough, no more.
Am taking AVANZA for my depression & ocd!!!!!!!!!!!


Amey
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   Posted 11/1/2009 3:01 AM (GMT -6)   
This happened to me at church during a prayer....Oh My Goodness, I wanted to crawl under my seat and hide.
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
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esoR
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   Posted 11/1/2009 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

This is a tiny bit off subject but the theme is keep sense of humor. I have to have all my food pureed. Once on a cruise, the chef didn't puree it enough. Instead he ground up some vegetables and made it look like a plop of poo from a person with a totally intact digestive system. When it arrived on the plate looking like a plop of poo, I just about died of embarrassment. Everyone just looked at it with mouths dropped open.. (Of course it was our first night together as table mates on a cruise, always a bit awkward.) I sooooo wanted to take a picture of this (as I'm sure others did too.) I just sort of pushed the plate slowly aside and went on with polite conversation about our day at sea, while I'm sure I blushed.

Over the next few nights as we all got to know eachother, we all were laughing hysterically about the appearance of my pureed food. We all admitted we really wanted to take a picture. We all got to be very close friends and to this day are still in touch. One never ever knows what may make for interesting connection among people. Sense of humor absolutely essential to us all, huh? Rosemary

Alittlelighter34
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 11/2/2009 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
My idea is to always look around like it was someone else. So far that's worked great!

Frank R.
10 years of Indeterminate Colitis, and total procto-colectomy with ileostomy on 10/16/09! SO far so good!


damagedgoods41
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 377
   Posted 11/2/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
cool  hi to all,
Hope everyone is well!!!!! I'm going to ask a stupid question and here it comes. How do we still Fart "lol" with an ileostomy and why is it so noisey?? Sorry i'm very curious about this very embarrassing problem.
Any feed back would be appreciated.
 
best wishes to all,
 
beverley.c. blush blush blush blush blush blush
diagnosed with C in 2001.
colorectal anastamosis 2001.
surgery went horribly wrong,swab left inside,emergency surgery 2001.
total colectomy & ileostomy 2001.
surgical complication's-abcess,more surgery 2001.
more complication's-stitches come apart inside and ended up having more surgery and blood transfusion. 2001.
infection at lap site,another abcess. 2001.
i spent 12mths in Cabrini Private Hospital in Melbourne.
1993 diagnosed with endometriosis,then age 27yrs had radical hysterectomy then 2 mths later lost both ovaries.
2005. bi-lateral mastectomy,heart attack on the table,also contracted MRSA in coronary care unit,had staph for about 12mths. pic line for 6 mths for venus access,for daily antibiotics.
march 2009. op on a parastomal hernia & re-fashioning of stoma. Then complications,huge abcess in small bowel & peritinitus,emergency laparotomy to remove,icu for 5 day's. I think that's enough, no more.
Am taking AVANZA for my depression & ocd!!!!!!!!!!!


Liza D
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 166
   Posted 11/3/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Things like that just remind you how some of this is just out of control. I'm not afraid to lift my shirt and show my bag if anyone doubts me! :)

Congrats on the new job!
UC (Pancolitis... 90%!) December 2001
Arthritis (2003)
Upper GI Ulcer (2006)
Osteopenia (2008)
Depression/Anxiety (2002)
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