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  1. All Ostomyland Announcements

    1. All Ostomyland Announcements

      These forums contain all the announcements we've made about Ostomyland. This includes: announcements for community matters; notification of new features/services; maintenance alerts; known technical issues and more.

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  2. A warm welcome to Ostomyland!

    1. Help with Registration and Signing In

      Are you trying to Register? Having problems logging into the Board? Read here for help.
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  3. Ostomy Support Questions

    1. General Ostomy Support Issues

      The place to ask all your general ostomy queries, be it about products, lifestyle, care of stomas, etc.
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    2. Colostomy

      This is the place to ask your colostomy questions.
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    3. Ileostomy

      The place to ask all your ILEOSTOMY support questions.
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    4. Pain in the butt

      A place to discuss any issues concerning the rectum / anus, whether yours is still in place or has been removed.
      Don't be embarrassed, ask away!
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    5. Urostomy

      The place to ask all your UROSTOMY support questions.
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    7. Ostomy-Related petitions, surveys, sponsorships etc

      Please post petitions, board-run polls, sponsorships etc in this section (and not elsewhere on the board - thanks).
      We do not allow surveys about product research, or which are intended for business purposes. We're a support board, not a flyer catcher for business adverts.

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  4. Further Ostomy Support

    1. Pre-operation / Post-operation / Tests

      Awaiting an operation? Recovering from surgery? Having tests (scans, scopes etc)?
      This is the place to ask all your Pre-Op and Post-Op support questions.
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    2. Irrigation

      A place to discuss and ask questions about Irrigation of a Colostomy.
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    3. Twos Company

      A forum for double ostomates.Ask questions, swop notes...make contact.
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    4. Members Health Updates

      Want to tell everyone the latest news on your health? Here's where you can tell us about tests or operations you're having, waiting for and the results. Maybe you want to let us know a member is in hospital? If it's health-related it belongs in here!
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    5. "Well, this is what happened to me...."

      Everyone has a story about their health which lead to them being here on this board. So why not tell us your health story? Good or bad. You may find people who have through the exact same experience as you, and you never knew it!
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    6. Pouches and Products Reviews

      Which pouches and products do you currently use? And why? What made you settle on that system, or style of pouch, or product etc?
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    7. Ostomy Trades - Wanted/Unwanted Products

      If you have excess products you would like to offer to your fellow ostomates, or if you are after some more supplies for free or a knock down price then this is the forum for you!
      Please note: Any and ALL transactions are direct between the two parties involved and are at your own risk. Ostomyland accepts no liability for any loss or damages as a result of using our Ostomy Trades forums.

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  5. Emotional Aspects

  6. After the Ostomy...

    1. J-Pouch

      A place to discuss and ask questions about the J-Pouch.
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    2. Returning to Work (Or School)

      A forum for people to discuss returning to school/work with an Ostomy or of changing careers post-Ostomy.
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    3. Ostomyland Sports and Exercise

      By popular request, our very own Sports and Exercise section!
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    4. Recipes

      This is where you can discuss recipes and/or diet tips for ostomies with others.

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  7. Community Section

    1. Introduce Yourself & Chat Room User Profiles

      The place to introduce yourself to everyone on the board, or to leave a profile of yourself if you are a chat room user.
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  8. Community Technical Support & Help (Forums, blogs, chat etc)

    1. Community Forums Technical Support & Help

      A place for help requests about how the board works, reporting bugs you may find, and bits n bobs like that.
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  9. Ostomyland Goodie-Bag Zone

    1. Access to the Goodie-Bag Shop

      Details of where and how to buy various exclusive Ostomyland memorabilia such as T-shirts, mugs, mouse mats, caps and much more!
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  • Posts

    • Cleaning
      Try liquid hand soap mixed with an equal part of hand lotion (with paraffin) and a bit of water to be applied and lightly scrubbed with a wash cloth.  Good Luck.
    • Cleaning
      What to use to clean area from the sticky mess. The adhesive remover wipes don't remove it..
    • Double Baggers Support Group Facebook
      I am writing to ask if you could publicise our new group on Facebook. We are a group of people who have for many different reasons ended up with 2 or more ostomy bags often because of cancer, nerve damage or trauma. We are raising awareness of urostomy users and people with 2 or more Ostomies. We have named ourselves Double Baggers. Both Urostomates and people with multiple stomas as groups are little known and face unique medical and social issues. Rachel Jury also writes a blog called Rocking2Stomas where she discusses all issues surrounding having two bags. We are also promoting having better body image in an age where women with perfect bodies get body shamed. Men and women who have ostomy bags often feel ashamed of their bodies we are using the analogy that our scars are part of our road map of life and we should not be ashamed of them. We see ourselves as survivors of our diseases and are promoting having a good body image despite having to wear ostomy bags or/and scars. We would really appreciate if you would make our grour known to your members we would greatly appreciate it. We are starting a campaign to raise these issues and need input from as many double estimates and Urostomates as possible. We are based in the Uk and have members from all over the world. We have only been live as a group for a week and have 62 members already. Please come and have a look and tell us what you think.   Thank you for reading this message. Louise Pearce
       
    • Ostomy shower guards in the UK?
      I realize I am a few months behind on this topic but my husband had a fistula caused by a tumor in colon that grabbed his bladder and his colon & bladder both burst from this.  We were finally able to coordinate our surgeon with an urologist to tackle this 9-10 hour surgery and we now have a permanent colostomy. Actually, this is temporary because we had to have a revised surgery to repair a dead stoma, a dying colon & we are awaiting an ileostomy as soon as he can live through another surgery. We had an ileostomy in 2012 that we had taken down but we have always used Saran Wrap to cover him. Since we don't know how long it will be before the next surgery, I haven't ordered anything permanent but there are belts, etc you can order. Since I don't know about his weight later on, we are using Saran Wrap until we eventually know what apparatus to order. Our 1st ostomy we knew would be taken down so we just wrapped up. Works very well. 
    • Ostomy shower guards in the UK?
      The stomagear link is: https://www.stomagear.com/?gclid=CL_LooKjzNMCFQO5wAodXJgNng In keeping with that link, for the purpose of showering, what if you were to buy an appropriately sized plastic container, cut it to shape and cut slits in it to accommodate a D ring belt being passed through it, pad it and waterproof it next to your skin (top and sides) by affixing one-side adhesive foam weatherstripping to the container perimeter?  Maybe an easy, quick and cheap DIY solution?
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