I have a full sleeve tattoo and as such, am ALWAYS "randomly selected" for screening. Even last year on our way to my wedding in Las Vegas, I had my mum, 79 y/o grandma and a bunch of family, not to mention my WEDDING dress with me and I was "randomly selected". Needless to say they always ask "do you have a medical appliance?" as part of the process and I always anwser "no." Now, I will be able to say "yup" and show off Oscar (my ostomy!) proudly. Im a strange bird though, I am inordinately proud of my ostomy and the life it has given me and I have no issue showing him to anyone who is curious and even those who aren't! LOL. I think years of pooping in my pants and making excuses as to why I can't go to a concert/movie/dinner has made me realize Oscar is the best thing that could have possibly happened. If being "randomly selected" is to happen to me, and trust me, it will, I will not be humiliated or ashamed but will hold my head up high, pull up my shirt with my tattooed arm, look the security guard in the eye and show off Oscar to all who dare to look.
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."