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Ostomy show

Living a full life- Colostomy, Ileostomy, and beyond!

Show #155

On October 15, 2014 I elected to take a ride in an ambulance to a local hospital. Around 1 pm that day as I was preparing to leave for the gym, I experienced very severe abdominal pain which prompted the 911 call as I thought I might expire. Subsequently I spent 15 days in hospital, undergoing surgery during that stay. The doctors removed a section of my small intestine that was blocked, and also removed a section of my large intestine that was infected. When I left for home, I had a stoma and a colostomy pouch. The good news was that the doctors were planning on reversing the surgery and reconnecting my ‘plumbing’ in a few months.

Thus the motivation to do this show; to share information, hope and inspiration that life may present unexpected challenges, but living a full life is not only possible, but recommended!

George Martin and David McGee share their stories from a very personal perspective. These are down to earth renditions of life experiences that have not slowed them down, In fact,  they may have inspired even more participation in life on life’s terms.

Please share this recording with any of your friends and family who could use some information and inspiration.

For information visit www.ostomyhelpofcharlotteorg.  You can also contact Carla Mellon, R.N. for information at 704-863-6524.

David McGee has decided to be a conduit to assist folks with buying and selling ostomy supplies. You can reach David McGee at :