MrMan365, Man 40  Gillingham Kent

Does anyone attend any Stoma Support groups?

Does anyone attend any Stoma Support groups?I attended my first one this week after months of feeling too anxious to go. But a huge thanks to Elliot for coming with me! I found it interesting so a thank you to the organisers, Tracey & Helen at MOGS.We are not alone with our daily struggles, pain, discomfort, adversities and general life difficulties. Some people have it worse than others and everyone copes differently. Some have a myriad of daily problems, health and non-health related. I ha…

 paulyvous690, Man 44  Liverpool Merseyside

What do we lose?

Hi Everyone,I've had an ileostomy for 15 years now and a general matter that I've come across is that a lot of Ladies have spoken about losing their Femininity since having to wear a stoma bag. This, of course, is very understandable amongst other insecurities and adaptations that We've all had to face. As far as Men losing any sort of Masculinity, I can, of course, comment that this is also true. I've had numerous rejections from able-bodied Ladies in the past because there…

 ddesignz, Woman 61  Ottawa Ontario


I wanted to blog about prednisone, the best drug ever for flare ups if you have UC or Crohns, the deadliest drug ever, long term side effects. I was on this drug for close to 8 years, the weight it puts on is incredible depending on your dosage of course. I was always a slender teen and when my doctor started me on it i put on 30 pounds. Keep in mind though when your weened off prednisone you lose all that extra looking weight. Furthermore, after surgery over the course of 8+ years my hearing st…