Never EVER be ashamed of your ostomy - Uncover Ostomy!

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Shaz032
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   Posted 10/9/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Have a look at uncoverostomy.com/

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Jessica is one person who is not ashamed of her ostomy. Like me, she loves to educate people about ostomies. Unlike me, she has the body to show it off with:)

She's my hero!
Ileostomy for 33 years due to UC

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LittleE
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   Posted 10/12/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Shaz,

Thanks so much for sharing! I loved reading Jessica's site, and seeing pics of a young person with an ostomy and not afraid to show it!!

I keep wishing Oprah or someone like her (do you guys know Oprah in Australia? Really popular daytime talkshow host here in the US) would do a segment and have a bunch of people on with ostomies and talking about why they got them, so people can see its way more common than you would think and nothing to be ashamed of.

:)

summerstorm
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   Posted 10/12/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
i think Oprah is everywhere! Ibet penguins i antartica know who she is, lol.
I think the drs should do a segment on it.
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-


Chasblah
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   Posted 10/12/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe you should write Oprah.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


Shaz032
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   Posted 10/13/2009 4:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep, Oprah's everwhere but I wouldn't hold my breath about her doing a segment on ostomies unfortunately. Over the years I've seen several message boards get on the bandwagon and start letter writing campaigns at different times to her requesting consideration, but they rarely even receive an 'answer' (usually a 'we'll think about it' type thing if they do). :(
Ileostomy for 33 years due to UC

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Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 10/15/2009 4:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow...she's gorgeous!! thanks for the link:)

flchurchlady
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   Posted 10/16/2009 1:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Shaz,
Thank you so much for sharing that picture with us. She's gorgeous!

There's a show in the U.S. called The Doctors, where they have a panel of four doctors who talk about a variety of medical subjects. A few weeks ago, they were discussing colons and talked about Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's. I think they would be VERY open to discussing ostomies in a positive light on their show. Their website is www.thedoctorstv.com.

Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.


summerstorm
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   Posted 10/16/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
are you talkign about the show we talked about where they had the huge colon and they walked through it?
I thought about them too, they have a segment called you produce the drs (or something like that) where they do a segment on whatever a viewer chooses.
Maybe we could all come up with a good something to write and one of us send it in?
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-


flchurchlady
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   Posted 10/16/2009 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, that's the same show, and that's a great idea, Leah!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.


esoR
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   Posted 10/18/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Jessica, You are an inspiration. Good for you. The You-tube presentation was well-done and tasteful. Sincerely, Rosemary
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