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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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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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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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This is the place to ask your colostomy questions.

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The place to ask all your ILEOSTOMY support questions.

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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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The place to ask all your UROSTOMY support questions.

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Ostomy Information

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Ostomy Information

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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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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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  1. I'm going to start Irrigating!

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

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Twos Company

A forum for double ostomates.Ask questions, swop notes...make contact.

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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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"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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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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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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  1. Pouch Operation Stories

A place to discuss and ask questions about the J-Pouch.

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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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Ostomyland Sports and Exercise

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

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

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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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General off topic chat

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The place to hold off-topic and non-support based ostomy chat.

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Community Forums Technical Support & Help

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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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Access to the Goodie-Bag Shop

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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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Recent Status Updates

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      28 Oct
    Trekkie Monster

    The Halloween 2014 Event is now live folks! Can you find Pumpkin the Cat?! It looks like Fuzzbutt has changed the board theme too!

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    I see the changes beginning, Autumn is on the way~

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      25 Sep
    Michelle in Ohio

    Just joined -- four year permanent ileostomate and had a nonmechanical ileus (bowel stopped moving) and no GI doc at my local hospital. Finding it hard to have energy 2 days later. Does anyone have experience with ileus in an otherwise healthy person? It just came out of the blue....Should I get tested for c.diff?

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    I have had 2 parastomal hernia repairs and am having trouble again.

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All ostomy support questions must be posted on the board please as we no longer offer ostomy support via email.

Senior Admin: Kathy S.
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The Ostomyland Network:
Ostomyland.com: Our flagship website (often referred to as the "main site"). Featuring our famous colostomy lifestyle guide, manufacturers listings, up to date ostomy news, Oland community news, and much much more!
Ostomyland Wiki: It's like Wikipedia, but full of Ostomy and bowel health related articles. It's a constant work in progress and already features over 200 pages!
24/7 Ostomyland Chat Room: Just click on the CHAT tab at the top of this forum to chat now using our browser based java client! Or for full details, including IRC server info, click the link.
Facebook Ostomyland Support Group: Our Facebook-based ostomy support group, and the best place for Ostomy support on Facebook!
Facebook Ostomyland Network Fan Page: Become a fan of the Ostomyland brand and network! Read the latest news about the Ostomyland network and more behind the scenes stuff. (NB: This Fan Page does not cover ostomy support, please join the Oland Facebook Support Group [above] instead for that!)
Twitter: @ostomyland - all the latest news from the main site automatically shared, and other little tidbits of info that we can squeeze into 140 characters!
Twitter: @olandchat - all the latest Oland community news!
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