This is an excerpt from my blog at http://nomdenomphotos.blogspot.com about stoma names:
When I first learned that a lot of people name their stomas, I was really turned off by the idea. I didn't really understand why they would do such a thing, my bum didn’t have a proper name before my surgery, so why should my stoma?
Honestly, I still don't know why anyone else names their stoma, but after drama over pyoderma gangrenosum, I did decide to name mine: Veruca Salt, or just Veruca for short. Yes, the Veruca you might be thinking of from the wonderful mind of Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Why Veruca? One might ask. Well, because sometimes, when I look down at that little glistening pink rosette just southeast of my belly button I can almost hear it yelling out orders regarding its proclivities towards golden geese (or squirrels, if you prefer the Johnny Depp version) and bean feasts and whatnot. I can hear it telling all my friends and family what a disappointment I am for not giving it all the attention it so truly deserves. Thus, I decided on Veruca Salt; no cutesy stuff here. Nope, it’s named after the super cute but demanding little girl who was definitely a bad egg (nut). I'm not much for cutesy, anyway. Winky face, smiley face, exclamation point.
Does your stoma have a name? What is it?
If yours doesn't have a proper name, what do you call it? Even though mine does have a name, I've still be known to rant about my "abdominal a*hole" in times of extreme annoyance.
Laurenne, 25 Graduate from University of California, Davis. BA-Anthropology
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002. Was in flare from 2006-2010 with almost no relief from any meds I tried.
Three abscesses that are now fistulas, with three setons!
All gone as of March 9
Tried: LDN- Did nothing good, Remicade- allergic, Humira- no reaction
On: Zoloft, Abilify, folic acid, b12, vitamin c, multivitamin
3-9-10: Total protectomy and Sigmoid colostomy installed. Haven't spent more than 3 minutes on the toilet since- it's fantastic! Now I'm just waiting to get regulated so I can irrigate.
Post Edited (not creative) : 6/15/2010 4:05:47 PM (GMT-6)