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?