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Why it is Important to NAME your stomas?

Why it is Important to NAME your stomas?

I usually get the same reaction when I tell people about ‘Bob’ (my ileostomy) and ‘Squirt’ (my urostomy). That look of blankness then laughter. However, there is a method to the madness for naming them.

First thing is first...why should we name our stomas?

Well I encourage every new ostomate that I meet to name their stoma’s. We name pets...cars...nicknames for partners. So why not something that is part of us?

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Introducing Bob and Squirt!

Introducing Bob and Squirt!

Welcome everybody to rocking2stomas and we have lift off....!! 

I cannot explain how much this means to me to share my story and finally achieve my dream after years and years of talking about it.

Over the last 9 years, I feel I have a degree, masters and PhD in dealing with my illness and appliances that have kept me alive! If just one person identifies….then I have done my job! I have found that only another person who lives with a stoma can fully understand the trials and tribulations we face on a daily basis. 

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