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Weddings

I’ve been to a wedding this week, but I haven’t been to a wedding this week. Let me explain. My niece got married on Sunday at the third time of asking because of Covid cancellations. Originally, there were supposed to be about 90 people, but with restrictions being lifted, the happy couple were allowed 30 and had to disinvite around 60.....of which, despite being an uncle, I was one. However, a week away was made of it and I was invited to come along. My brother felt terrible that I couldn’t attend the wedding and kept apologising, despite me telling him there was nothing he could do, and I was just pleased that my niece could finally get married. I did see a lot of them so, that wasn’t too bad and it has been nice where we have stayed especially as the weather has been amazing. I’ve even got a sun-burnt nose. My whole point though is that I was both relieved and disappointed about not going. I’ve had my ileostomy a gazillion years, but it has still made me awkward around people who d…

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Happy Easter

Hi everyone, I wanted to say that I hope your holiday weekend is going as wonderfully as possible..A special thank you to Ostodate Administration for all of their hard work and everything they do for all of us. We love you all and we're so grateful for this wonderful community and for your kind hearts in the administration department. You're all terrific! I'm new to this community and just wanted to well, introduce myself. I've had my ostomy most all of my life. I grew up with it and for the better part of my life, it's always been a part of myself. It's so amazing to get to meet so many who can relate to what I've went through. Thank you everyone for being here, your kind words and being so wonderful.

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Moral of the story

Me again, the pesky Irishman who rambles on and on and on....The thing anyone who reads it will / might get from my story , Saga, tale of Woe etc. is as my Kitty would be saying right now , "Don't let the grass grow under your feet and don't let life's shitty bad jokes get you down ". If nobody answers you back or shows any interest just be patient , it's never too late , where there's life there's hope ...all the Cliches ( ...clicheeeeees , I mean lol. ) apply here . We don't know how much time we have walking around on this blue marble so try and try again .All the best to all the Best ...Eamon .

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Never give up !!!

Hi there ,As I probably said before , some of the stuff I write lately may be distressing or not encouraging for people who are looking for their Soulmate , Lover or best friend but I think it may be useful as a Cautionary Tale so I hope you can bear with me XO Several months have passed since I lost my lovely Kitty and I find myself still in shock and I need to write as it may be cathartic and pain relieving to some degree . I still get those moments when I think .." I have to tell Kitty "...this or that story or tale I might have seen on the internet or we have to watch this or that movie when she gets back . This illusion lasts only moments but it is like a sledgehammer to the head . I think of Kitty's smile and laugh , her words of wisdom and encouragement , the loving and caring way she spoke about her two kiddies , her unending patience with me , with her kids and with people in general . I keep thinking how well she handled Breast Cancer which she defeated success…

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Hello there Fellow Baggers .

I'm really writing on here to keep myself sane and on an even keel . I feel a bit lost and rudderless without my best friend and sweet lover , Kitty . For a while there I thought I might be losing the will to put up with day to day life shit , just seemed like a useless endeavor , treading water just to keep it at my chin , a bit more and I would just quietly sink under the waves and find some peace. I always told Kitty that I did not want my happiness to depend on one person because that person could disappear from my life , either either of their own volition or just be snatched away by fate , by death . It took me a while to come to know that I had put all my eggs in Kitty's basket , for better or for worse and admit that I loved her more than life itself . I told her lots of times that I loved her , after she would tell me that she loved me . That was not enough , I know now . I should have told her just how much I loved her , that she had made my life worth living again…

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Overcoming loss and one foot n front of the other .

Hi there , I hope my blog contribution has not been too depressing . It has been a terrible experience fo me ( all of us ) but I meant it to be a " cautionary tale" . Whatever degree of happiness you may have achieved do not take it for granted . Live every day as if it is your last day or your last day of Bliss . squeeze out every bit of joy , happiness out of life . As always in these situations there is so much I want to tell the one I Love , things I should have said and done for my Sweetie. I always told her that I loved her body , told her she was beautiful . I told her that I needed her and only her , I needed nobody else to make me happy . . I told her that I loved her weirdly long toe ..lol.. and then kissed that toe . I told her I loved the weird scar on her lovely belly and kissed it . I did not commit too early in our relationship . I didn't want to have all my happiness depending on one person , I guess I was afraid at first . I did tell my sweet Kitty that…

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Hi there , Magoo again .

Maybe I should have been clear in my last post that there was another shoe to drop in my happy story.To be absolutely clear I have no regrets about my wonderful , romantic , once in a lifetime experience . It was a totally new experience for me to be loved so deeply by a woman . Our sexual experiences would make me blush . When both people have a bag ( Ileostomy) it makes the process so easy and soooo much fun . One night we both woke up at exactly the same moment , sat up and simultaneously saying ...." Oh..Oh ...leak ..." We just looked at each other in the 4AM moonlight and started laughing . Being a perfect gentleman I grabbed a handy towel and gave it to my Lady , "ladies first .." I said as I checked my own tee shirt to see how bad it was. About a half hour later we were hopping back into bed , still giggling and laughing . Since we were both awake and feeling pretty lively we did the obvious !!!! I kissed her lovely lips and got those knickers off lol....afte…

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Grab life by the balls and live every minute like it' your last

Hi , First thing ...I met the Love of My Life on this site . It began as a long distance friendship ( Ireland vs San Francisco ) . We lost touch for a while until one day my Love called while I was headed to Reno for Hot August Nihhts . We were on WhatsApp for the entire trip from SF to Reno. She was fiesty , funny , sweet , honest and she giggled so sweetly I thought I was in Love . We went for Sushi and a movie and by ten PM we were snuggled under the sheets at her house . It was the Most Natural progression ...the most natural next step . Fact is I had not been with a woman , up close and personal for literally years !! I had not kissed a woman or touched a woman romantically in Years . I had given up hope because of my Ostomy and some inner Demons , self conciousness , anger at my Stoma...my health providers , the world in general . She accepted me just as I accepted her , we fit each other like a key fits into a lock , she GOT me and I GOT her , instantly . I was very shy and my l…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR..

I say this with so much admiration because being and ostomy recipient we are responsible for our own happiness in a sense.. okay I'll break it down for those that are puzzled by my statement.. We are responsible for our mental and physical up keep... why do I say that ok ... everyday we have to pep talk ourselves that each day will get better um for some it does and for others well it jus sounds good to say.. we have to have an inner cheer of accomplishment if we can change bags without further issues(poop explosion lol)... not to mention jus getting thru a group meeting without that hideous noise like your stomach is about to explode lol... everyday is a adventure we have to sike ourselves out that ... NO ONE CAN SMELL OR SEE THE RISING OF YOUR BAG IF WE EAT IN PUBLIC OR DRINK SOMETHING WE KNOW WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A 30 MINUTE INTERVENTION WITH THE BATHROOM... YEPPP YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE PEOPLE ...WE EAT ARE DRINK TOO FAST TRYING TO FIT IN AND THERE IT GOES STRAIGHT THRU LIKE A…

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Post lockdown outing

I have a prolapsed disk in my lower spine that needs surgery but for reasons I won’t go into now, surgery is deemed too risky. Because of this I was housebound long before lockdown. In the last few weeks I have become more mobile and today I went with my daughter to Waterstones the book store. I have missed it so much I ended up buying 8 books and this gave me reason to remember what I enjoy and am grateful for in life. I am grateful that I can afford to buy books and for the great enjoyment reading brings to my life. Came home to overactive Stoma but I just don’t care today. Stay well everyone