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    I’m Your Nurse, We Have the Same Disease

    Many of my friends here online know I shout about my disease to the world. Very early on after ostomy surgery, the fear of what people thought of me subsided and I became very proud that I owned this bagged belly. I tell everyone… pretty much every friend, friend-of-a-friend, coworker, etc. knows I have this. It makes it much easier to explain the odd noises coming from my stomach this way. You may wonder how I handle working with children (and parents of these children) being diagnosed with the same disease I have lived with for over 13 years. I feel as though I have great advice to share, especially…

  • Ostomy Care

    He Sticks With Me Even When My Bag Doesn’t

    Here’s a cutsie story to prove love exists, even with a bag. I can’t even count how many times people have come to me, asking how someone could ever love them with a bag on their side. Ostomies and relationships are a common worry. Zak and I had been dating for maybe a couple of weeks the first time I slept over. We were still in that phase where we didn’t quite know where it was going, but we enjoyed each other’s company and spent as much time as possible together. He knew about my ostomy and I was very open with it. I never felt shy telling someone I…