Along with thousands of other people, I’m living proof that you can meet someone after you’ve had your surgery and fall in love/be fallen in love with.
No relationship is perfect, but I’ll tell you one thing – none of the imperfections of my relationship have been because of my ostomy.
A lot of people probably think that having an ostomy will cause problems in the bedroom – but that really isn’t the case.
It doesn’t affect your sex life unless you allow it to.
If you are reading this you might be currently dating someone with an ostomy, and you want to have more of an understanding of this person and get an idea about life with a bag or if there’s anything you need to do or talk about before dating them.
So if the ‘what ifs’ and the ‘do I/don’t I’ type questions crossing your mind a lot, here are 11 things you should know before dating someone with an ostomy bag.
It’s a collection of stories told by ostomates and their partners about dating and intimacy and it’s really encouraging.
Earlier this afternoon I was walking along Bay St., here in Toronto, after speaking to a group about Uncover Ostomy.
I was wearing my “This is where my ostomy is” tshirt without a jacket, since it was a nice 18 degrees Celsius outside.
This guy asked me if I been on TV because he had remembered seeing me.
(Yes, I had been and you can click if you haven’t seen it yet).