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kissmyostomy

Concord, North Carolina
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2003, I struggled with the disease for 6 years. I had the first step of j-pouch surgery on June 23, 2009 and the reversal surgery reconnecting my new plumbing on September 15th. I hope that by sharing my experiences it will help others suffering from the... Full Bio
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Weathering another storm by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health With my last update I had started back running when I was set back by an achilles tendonitis injury. So with practically no training I was able to complete the Cooper Rive ... Read on »
I realize its been a while between posts by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health The last time I wrote was over a month ago. At that time I had been dealing with some pain along my incision line, which had just subsided but was still in some discomfort ... Read on »
Feeling Better by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health As the year comes to a close and I look back I realize its been quite a year. Unfortunately I spent over a third of it at home recovering from surgeries. Hopefully the up ... Read on »
Surgery and Recovery by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Its been a couple of weeks and quite a bit has happened since my last post. Unfortunately I've been in a great deal of pain and discomfort and really have not felt ... Read on »
Abdominal Reconstruction by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Abdominal Reconstruction is just two days away and I realize its been nearly a month since my last blog post. I've really just been too busy and too fatigued as of late. ... Read on »
Swiss Cheese by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I wanted to update my previous post. Since getting the results back from my CT Scan last week I've been just a little confused. First of all what does this mean for the s ... Read on »
Diastasis Recti by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Last night I got the results from last weeks CT Scan at DUKE back. It turns out there doesn't appear to be a parastomal hernia after all. The diagnosis was "diastasis rec ... Read on »
Thanks Coloplast by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I've mentioned several times before what a wonderful experience I have had with coloplast and don't ever see myself using anything else. My experience isn't relegat ... Read on »
Beach Trip and Duke! by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I did not realize how long it has been since my last post. As I alluded to in my post at the end of July I've been extremely busy. Work is picking up as I'm finall ... Read on »
Trying to fight through the gloom by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I've been particularly down as I've been finding it increasing difficult to remain positive lately. Before I get to far into my rant I want to acknowledge that life while ... Read on »
Sailing through rough waters by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Unfortunately, life and training isn't always smooth sailing. Based on my life experience I'd have to say that more often than not it isn't. The key is learning ho ... Read on »
Gus Gear Spotlight. by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Its been a while since I formally posted a product review/recommendation. The last time I believe was with the discovery of my current pouching system. Every now and agai ... Read on »
A Walk in the Park by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Things have been going rather well as of late and this past Sunday was no exception. After spending the first half of the day studying for my upcoming FINRA Registe ... Read on »
Just do it! by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Its been a while since my last post and that's probably a good thing. It means I have been busy, which I most certainly have. I'm focusing more on living my life now than ... Read on »
Normalcy by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Its been several weeks since my last post and felt the need to report how things have been going. I've been so busy as of late I haven't had time to sit down for a moment ... Read on »
Getting my feet wet by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health This weekend was another big step in my return to normalcy. My wife and I decided to cash in on our free night's stay at the Great Wolf Lodge and waterpark, which is just ... Read on »
High Anxiety by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I've been feeling quite a bit of anxiety lately and not as much over my ostomy, though a contributing factor, as it is my family situation. Lately I've felt a bit overwhel ... Read on »
Gonzo and house arrest by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health Its been a difficult past two days beginning with a bag change yesterday. Something actually seemed off as early as Sunday when I noticed some bruising and hardness around ... Read on »
Return to Work by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I returned to work last Monday and was relieved to get things back to normal or as normal as they can be right now. I'm still in the process of adapting to my new life. W ... Read on »
Product Reviews by kissmyostomy Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Digestive Health I have now tried to waistbands/support garments since returning to the ostomy world. I first tried the ostomy secrets classic wrap and was very pleased with the wrap as ... Read on »