Have any of you heard the term “phantom rectum?” I mean, who hasn’t right? ; ) According to http://www.ostomy-medical-supplies.com/ostomy-surgery/surgery-what-to-expect/ … Phantom Rectum: A “phantom rectal” sensation is when the body feels as if it needs to evacuate—even though the rectum is no longer connected to the bowel. This is a normal, if disconcerting, occurrence similar to the […]
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Part 3: Intimacy with an Ostomy
In two previous posts My Love Life as an Ostomate & How Having an Ostomy Affects Relationships, I spoke out for the first time about what it was like for me to have an ostomy in relationships. The physical aspect of intimacy is a little different when you have an ostomy but in all honesty, […]
I Tend To Overcomplicate Things…
I got an iPhone on Tuesday and have been having so much fun with it. I have been trying to resist the whole constant technological changes but it was definitely time to make the switch. I was actually pretty nervous because I was so used to my blackberry but it ended up being fine like […]
My Friend is Sharing His Battle with Crohns Disease!
Hi everyone! When I initially thought about sharing my story, my friend Sara put my very first entry on her blog. It was a HUGE turning point for me. The feedback and responses I got from her loyal readers was one of the things that gave me the strength and courage to put my story […]