Posted 8/18/2016 5:50 PM (GMT -6)
I certainty didn't think that after I had my colostomy reversed 11 years ago that I would be back on this forum again today. But alas, I am. I even have my same sign on name and password! I feel like I am safe in the arms of being HOME again. When I had my first colostomy, of course I was a complete emotional mess! Then I found YOU GUYS. And that's when I began to learn to live again with my friend! I got to cry on your shoulder and ask the same question over and over again....and every time I reached out, there you were. I have often told people that have gone through major health issues like mine, to GET ON SOME KIND of Forum or Blog! Because you are NOT going to get the REAL help from your doctors or nurses. Don't misunderstand me, I LOVE my doctors and my nurses, but unless they have ever experienced having a colostomy, they just cant give what we need in FULL. I would have never made it before with my first colostomy, but knowing that I had you guys this time, I wasn't worried at all before surgery. I had my second colostomy placed because of a ruptured bowel on June 1st. All the tips and tricks I learned from you guys last time, came right back to me and made this time smooth as ice! I will forever be grateful. So, I'm happy to be back and look forward the the awesome support again.