Girlfriend wanted to know why its called a "stoma"

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coloCan
coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I told her its because they took the "ache" out of stomach (therefore "stoma")Hope all (trying) to enjoy the warmer weather while it lasts: Happy Springtime......steve

PS:actually, the "ache" was really somewhere else.....

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  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576 Member
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    steve
    poooh....spring is gone .....cold here today....well round 34 degrees but after the recent heat wave it feels cold....:)

    mags
  • coloCan
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    maglets said:

    steve
    poooh....spring is gone .....cold here today....well round 34 degrees but after the recent heat wave it feels cold....:)

    mags

    We're supposed to drop to normal by Monday,
    meaning the fifties again. As long as it doesn't snow anymore!!!!34 is winter to NYers

    Also learned something in my walks today:I wear long shirts to cover ostomy bag but noted in a wind or breeze, shirt (like a woman's dress) will blow up, exposing part of bag, as I wear it outside of my loosefitting pants but under shirt.Hmmm.something for me to ponder.....steve
  • RickMurtagh
    RickMurtagh Member Posts: 587 Member
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    because
    In 1934, Doctor Brian Daniel Stoma performed the first operation where an opening was made from the intestines to a location outside the body, and the "Stoma" was born.

    or if you prefer the lame-**** definition wiki gives:

    In medicine, a stoma (Greek - pl. stomata) is an opening (a direct translation of the Koine Greek would be "mouth"), either natural or surgically created (artificial), which connects a portion of the body cavity to the outside environment. Surgical procedures in which stomata are created are ended in the suffix '-ostomy' and begin with a prefix denoting the organ or area being operated on.
  • RickMurtagh
    RickMurtagh Member Posts: 587 Member
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    coloCan said:

    We're supposed to drop to normal by Monday,
    meaning the fifties again. As long as it doesn't snow anymore!!!!34 is winter to NYers

    Also learned something in my walks today:I wear long shirts to cover ostomy bag but noted in a wind or breeze, shirt (like a woman's dress) will blow up, exposing part of bag, as I wear it outside of my loosefitting pants but under shirt.Hmmm.something for me to ponder.....steve

    Steve, Steve, Steve, you
    Steve, Steve, Steve, you must stop wearing shirts that look like a woman's dress.
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576 Member
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    Steve, Steve, Steve, you
    Steve, Steve, Steve, you must stop wearing shirts that look like a woman's dress.

    haha
    haha Rick...you have a Fine sense of humour....poor steve....that's a drag with the bag!

    let me tell you about my fair appearance....first an appendectomy, next child delivered by c-section, then the colon surgery, add a breast biopsy and top off with with two major liver re-sections.....Yikes then try to find jeans or pants that fit comfortably around that older-middle-aged-middle-infested with scar tissue...you really do have my sympathy trying to adjust to wearing your bag.....:):):)

    hubby insists that jean over-alls are the answer and I bought a pair but I just don't seem to adjust to the 63 year-old daisy-mae look

    hugs, mags
  • coloCan
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    because
    In 1934, Doctor Brian Daniel Stoma performed the first operation where an opening was made from the intestines to a location outside the body, and the "Stoma" was born.

    or if you prefer the lame-**** definition wiki gives:

    In medicine, a stoma (Greek - pl. stomata) is an opening (a direct translation of the Koine Greek would be "mouth"), either natural or surgically created (artificial), which connects a portion of the body cavity to the outside environment. Surgical procedures in which stomata are created are ended in the suffix '-ostomy' and begin with a prefix denoting the organ or area being operated on.

    I've gotten used to somewhat loose at the waist, drawstring
    pants (havenot worn pants with a belt or jeans since op).Never wore coveralls before and feel they'd be too confining above waist. Surgeon thinks after chemo ends I might eventually have my stoma develop somewhat of a production schedule-as of now it produces output whenever.....If there were somewhat of a schedule, I might feel more comfortable putting bag INSIDE pants or folding it but right now feel ok with it just hanging out.

    ("Whats ya doing?"
    "Hanging out with my bag")

    When I can laugh at this you know I've come to accept it. There was a time where I couldn't look at it or I'd only let doctor see (no nurse,aide,doctoral/research student,etc). Now I don't mind showing new nurses, students, if asked at cancer center.As for all others, its my secret (vulnerability-Achille's heel,so to speak)....steve
  • maglets
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    coloCan said:

    I've gotten used to somewhat loose at the waist, drawstring
    pants (havenot worn pants with a belt or jeans since op).Never wore coveralls before and feel they'd be too confining above waist. Surgeon thinks after chemo ends I might eventually have my stoma develop somewhat of a production schedule-as of now it produces output whenever.....If there were somewhat of a schedule, I might feel more comfortable putting bag INSIDE pants or folding it but right now feel ok with it just hanging out.

    ("Whats ya doing?"
    "Hanging out with my bag")

    When I can laugh at this you know I've come to accept it. There was a time where I couldn't look at it or I'd only let doctor see (no nurse,aide,doctoral/research student,etc). Now I don't mind showing new nurses, students, if asked at cancer center.As for all others, its my secret (vulnerability-Achille's heel,so to speak)....steve

    laugh
    aHHHH steve....it must be very hard....

    mags
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
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    maglets said:

    laugh
    aHHHH steve....it must be very hard....

    mags

    I buy the tall men T-shirts and extra long tall dress shirts .
    It covers the end of the bag that likes to show itself . It is almost not a bother to me anymore. Its part of me now and accepted as such. I really do like the time it saves me when fishing. Never ever have to stop and hit the bank ...Little short story while we wait here....While I was in Alabama fishing we were back in the back of a bay and there were 4 boats of us in a circle catching fish and talking and carrying on when all of a sudden I hollered out "Will everyone please be quiet, I'm trying to take a dump here !!!"..Well, 3 of the 4 boats knew about my bag and that I go whenever it wants to so stopping and going to bank is a mute point for me. They erupted in laughter and we all laughed about it for a while, even after the day was over there were still comments made about what I said. It is something that I have learned to be happy with. It helped save me and I owe it the decency to at least accept it as part of me. Gotta laugh to keep from cryin'....Life is sooo sweet............Love to you all, Buzz
  • coloCan
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    Buzzard said:

    I buy the tall men T-shirts and extra long tall dress shirts .
    It covers the end of the bag that likes to show itself . It is almost not a bother to me anymore. Its part of me now and accepted as such. I really do like the time it saves me when fishing. Never ever have to stop and hit the bank ...Little short story while we wait here....While I was in Alabama fishing we were back in the back of a bay and there were 4 boats of us in a circle catching fish and talking and carrying on when all of a sudden I hollered out "Will everyone please be quiet, I'm trying to take a dump here !!!"..Well, 3 of the 4 boats knew about my bag and that I go whenever it wants to so stopping and going to bank is a mute point for me. They erupted in laughter and we all laughed about it for a while, even after the day was over there were still comments made about what I said. It is something that I have learned to be happy with. It helped save me and I owe it the decency to at least accept it as part of me. Gotta laugh to keep from cryin'....Life is sooo sweet............Love to you all, Buzz

    You're right to laff to keep from crying (remember the Blues Pro
    Remember that by the Blues Project? Especially now that most of the pain has subsided and I can laugh without hurting I find with more acceptance its easier to crack jokes about being attached to a dangling bag but it keeps me alive and thats the bottom line. Can be dumping my brains out while I'm walking down the street while others are scrambling to find a bathroom. Of course, still have tingling/numbness in toes, chemobrain, and other lingering rembrances (still finishing up chemo) like defective port in chest and (second) usable picc in arm (2 more chemos to go).....Still get depressed every now and then but warm weather should help here as I get outside more. i can walk to the water of Sheepshead Bay itself or walk 20 minutes more to the ocean (Manhattan, Brighton or Coney Island Beaches, going from North to South-its all the Atlantic) which always brings me peace of mind(as long as I don't get burnt-chemo/rad seemed to make my sun spots more prominent).I try not to let the depression,fear, anxiety take control of my life as it did when this began back in May tho its still lurking, ready to appear when least expected.....Yeah Clift, life is starting to get somewhat back to "normal" and I've started prepping for my last step (or first new step) by getting my strength back via weights, right hand only for now, full blast once picc removed. I want my life back........Hope all starting to feel a little better too......steve

    Buzzsaw-I also try for 2XXX or 3XXX size shirts to wear over T shirt (also go for long T-shirts now, might stick T-shirt into pants but not the left side of front,where bag hangs)and looser waists than I used to wear in pants. At this stage in my life, don't care what I look like as long as I'm comfortable and stoma protected....