That's silly. If the term "bag" was ever meant to be negative, then it has been successfully taken back, like "****." I just got the thing and I've been calling it a bag since before I got it. Who cares what people call it as long as they are talking about
it and issues like IBD and IBS can become less taboo? I'd rather be able to say "I have a bag for blah blah" and not get a look like Ive got the plague or a second head than to worry about
stupid things people might refer to my ostomy as.
Edit: well, apparently the people at HW haven't heard that the "Q-word" has been taken back!
Laurenne, 25 Graduate from University of California, Davis. BA-Anthropology
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002. Three abscesses that are now fistulas, with three setons!
On: Zoloft, folic acid, b12
Tried: LDN- Did nothing good, Remicade- allergic, Humira- no reaction
3-9-10: Total protectomy with end colostomy. Trying to get used to this whole new way of "going"
Post Edited (not creative) : 3/17/2010 9:36:37 PM (GMT-6)