2b Colon Free: Wow....it's funny, I'm trying to get with a local ostomy group near where I live...being a small town, it's kind of hard...I've been to two other ostomy groups - One in Orlando and one in Ormand Beach, Florida.....they have been great, but I'd much rather be in one closer to home...I've finally found a name/number for a possible group, but even they may be 30-45 minute drive away.
It's good you've started an Israeli forum.....I hope and pray it grows and grows and gives you and everyone in it the support they need!
Travel to IsraeL?! Wow! That would be one great trip! I've always wanted to visit the holy sites in Israel....maybe that can be a goal in a few years....right now, I'd just like to be able to get out and drive first..then, do some shopping...then, return to work (that will be a challenge in itself)..of course, getting recovered is the number one goal now..and, that will take awhile..will be recovering and taking on the goals mentioned above over the next 2-4 weeks.
Sorry to hear about how your intestines work...I was worried about having lots of liquid output before I had surgery....my colon was so far gone, everyone is thinking my small intestines were already taking on some functions of the colon before it was removed....I was outputting within 12 hours of surgery.....it pretty much shocked me and everyone else....only issues I am having noe concern the skin around the stoma.....I left the hospital doing well, and things seem to slipped a bit with regard to the skin....luckily, I have a home nurses coming by...they can look at it when they are here next time and we'll see what they say....
God Bless! You live by the ocean? Well, where I live in Titusville, the ocean is only 20 minutes away...actaully, we have water between the beachside and the ocean that is considered brackish so they don't count it as the open sea..but, it's ocean water nonetheless.....
2b ColonFree said...
hey there enigma :)
feel free to ask any questions you want, i really don't mind :)) i'm grateful to have found this site 2 1/2 yrs ago, and to be able to talk to all of you folks. this site has helped me tremendously, since there was no isralie supposrt group on the net for ostomies, or ppl who gone through intestinal surgeries. inspired by this site and how it's been such a life saving for me, i now took the intiative and only a month ago opened an israelie ostomy forum, in hopes it'll be as active, supportive and informative as this one :)) it is starting to be very active and i'm so happy about it(not nearly as this one, but also can't compare the US + other english speaking countries's population to israel's one). but anyway i can never leave this site, this site is like.. i don't know, i just love this place :))
i live in Hertzliah, which is really close to Tel Aviv (north to Tel Aviv). it's a town by the beach and VERY humid in the summer, more than 80% humidity! not very wafer friendly place either :p mountainous cities like Jerusalem, Carmel (in Haifa), Zichron Ya'ackov and many other mountainous cities are much cooler in the summer :)
you eat bannanas?? wow.. i could never eat those. can't eat rice either. i don't think you have the same problem as mine. in my case, even if i eat only liquids all day, it will hardly come out to the bag unless i drink 250 ml of prune juice. also fresh squeezed pear juice has the same laxative affect on me as prune juice. but even with drinking these juices, i still have to keep away from thickening foods, like: rice, pasta, potatoes, bananas etc. i can eat those once in a while, but not every day, otherwise even the juices won't help. so i assume (and hope) your smalls are not as bad, right?
in any case, we should always keep drinking lots of water. and hey, if you ever come to israel, let me know :) i'm already meeting Rosemary (esoR) on the 16th in Haifa YAY, very excited!!