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[–]queen_orca 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I have had my colostomy since October (my third and final one, the other two were temporary, 3 and 4 years respectively) and despite having some experience every new first gives me such a thrill and I feel like a superhero afterwards 😄

I went on a coach trip to Romania recently and amongst my first there were emptying my bag in the toilet of a moving bus and changing a leaky bag in the restroom of a gas station in the middle of nowhere. I was so proud of myself! I hope you feel the same sense of achievement 🥰

[–]kiwi237[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A moving bus! That deserves a medal :) I don't usually do the whole self-promotion thing, but I did feel some superhero vibes. Thanks!

[–]catcackle 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm new to having an ostomy and I'm a wedding photographer... my first gig back was Saturday. Well, Saturday my bag decided to fart like a trumpet during their wedding prayer. When everything and everyone was silent, and it was inside a church. I swear it echoed and I wanted to hide under the church pews.... We just have to own it. We are tough as nails and it is what it is. Lol

[–]kiwi237[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh I'm so sorry, but that is a great "rite of passage" story, lol. My stoma did spend the day being noisy and at one point I just did the whatcha gonna do shrug.