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I also have a hernia located under/behind the stoma. While having osteoporosis, a double whammy creates a rather large stomach, especially with a 74lb frame. I deal with this by wearing tummy covering clothing. The suggestion of moving ostomy to the right side is not an option! (mine). Surgery has not been mentioned to remove the hernia. I was told it would grow back. Living with an ostomy can have its drawbacks, it certainly beats the alternative. While looking down at my stomach (not far these days), I dig down and bring out my sense of humor….and live with it. So, yes. Lots of chuckles.

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Thanks so much for reminding me to keep my sense of humor! I do have some tunic tops. Colostomies are challenging for sure!

Can I use your comment in my ostomy newsletter that I do for Northern California…You have a great attitude! Sometimes no surgery but coping gracefully with a good sense of humor is best option!

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