Archive for the ‘Ileostomy’ Category

Take down in 10 days!!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011 9:24 36 Comments

Hey ya’ll. There is a lot of update on so bear with me. As a lot of you know, I was traveling to Cleveland Clinic to have my surgeries, and used to rave about how wonderful they were. Well over the last year, they slowly became less than wonderful. (more details about this on my […]

This was posted under category: Coping/Support, Ileo-anal anastomosis, Ileostomy, positive thinking

MEGA Bag Review

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:23 No Comments

I just did a honkin” bag review over at my blog  Blood, Poop, and Tears For everyone out there who doesn”t have an ostomy (and even those who have a new one), I put in what I liked and didn”t like about the bags I tried. And I tried A LOT. There are so many […]

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Take a walk in my shoes

Saturday, February 13, 2010 22:38 105 Comments

My name is Sara Randall, I’ll be 25 years old next month, and I have been living with an illeostomy bag since September 9, 2009. Obviously my story doesn’t start there. When I was in high school I was energetic, super athletic, always on the go, and to self conscious for my own good. When i first started […]

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Making Ostomys HOT!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 6:46 3 Comments

With the risk of becoming an “over poster”, I was getting a bit freaked out at staring at my face when I logged on to the site. I wanted to share this with you all. I found this website last night (while my UC was preventing me from sleeping) called Uncover Ostomy. There is also […]

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Stoma Retraction (or, changing my flange 8 times in 24 hours)

Saturday, June 20, 2009 4:39 30 Comments

Since I got home from the hospital, my stoma has been somewhat retracted. I have a loop ileostomy now, so I have two pieces of my intestine forming my stoma instead of one. The working part retracted quite a bit, but went to the point of near disappearance a couple of days ago. Because the […]

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The First Surgery: One Month Later

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 22:15 14 Comments

It”s been exactly a month since the divorce. To clarify: Divorcing from my colon. My colon doesn”t phone, it doesn”t even write letters to me. I guess it”s over. The break-up was pretty bad I suppose, considering they had to sedate me for all the pain. So here we are a month later and I […]

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Coping

Thursday, September 25, 2008 22:15 8 Comments

Time to put some of that psychology book-learnin’ to work! Coping is an area where I’ve done some research (primarily in regards to coping with cancer) and is certainly something I’ve thought about lots over the last few months. I’ve gotten lots of comments regarding my lack of complaining and generally upbeat attitude through the […]

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