Julie Combs, 28 years old
Maybe we met on a disability dating website; maybe we hunted you down on something less savory. If you are worried about the bag getting in the way while you are cuddling your honey, there are so many options to keep it secure. They also hide the bag. I am private about my equipment and choose to keep my stuff covered up. For an ostomate looking to feel pretty or daring, you have options ranging from high-waisted lingerie to a classic white tank top. Some ostomates are strict dating with a colostomy bag. Others have to eat extremely low-fiber diets.
Forgot username or password? Contact Us. Gets In The Way! Hi, First post dating with a colostomy bag here so, please be gentle. I was wondering has anyone found a way of keeping that darn bag out of the way when they are having on of thier most intimate moments? I've used techniques such as holding it under a t-shirt ect
My first stoma was the easiest. I was sick for three years with Ulcerative Colitis and would always joke that the next step would be a bag. I guess I never really thought it would happen. When the epidural was removed, I remember asking if everyone could leave me alone and give me some time to just get used to the bag touching the side of my leg, and feeling the weight of it as it filled up. I believe this was a really important time for me; it allowed me to accept my situation.
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That was my reality for more than half my life. Until last summer, when at 33, I finally let my guard down and told a significant other about my colostomy for the first time. I went to college, traveled the country, and have built amazing friendships. For all the frustrations my wheelchair causes, it has never been difficult to explain my relationship to dating with a colostomy bag when dealing with boyfriends and potential lovers. It gets me from point A to point B. No one prepares you for explaining a colostomy bag and all that comes along with it.
While many young women would have you believe that dating in is a minefield, some have it much harder than most. Take Shantel Payne, 28, from the Sunshine Coast, who has spent the best part of the past five years with a colostomy bag. Since she was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis inMs Payne has had five rounds of surgery - and her colostomy bag removed and put back in no less than three times. Shantel Payne pictured28, from the Sunshine Coast, has had a colostomy bag for the best part of the past five years. Ms Payne pictured was first diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis inafter she found herself needing to go to the bathroom up to 30 times a dating with a colostomy bag and having little control of her bowel. Ms Payne was first diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis inafter she found herself needing to go to the bathroom up to 30 times a day and having little control of her bowel. Ms Payne said that she 'joked' about the idea at first as she didn't think it would happen. But after the nowyear-old tried to fight the impending reality that she would have to get a bag, she returned to Australia to reluctantly have the surgery. She spent the next three years on medication, before she was given a colostomy bag; something which caused her to 'bawl my eyes out' pictured in hospital. Several months after she got the bag, Ms Payne pictured went to university, where she started dating a student who asked her to get a J-pouch instead.