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I Think I'm Going to Cope OK With Having a Colostomy

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by Jo Phillips What does it mean to have a stoma? You might get a hundred different answers to that question. What it means to me is being part of something bigger and more important.

Why you might ask? Because being diagnosed with rectal cancer at age 38 is a bit of a mind-bender. The first equation I had to figure out was: Mental health + cancer = ?

As if that wasn’t hard enough to reconcile in my mind, the news that I would need a colostomy bag was unthinkable! At first, it was a coin flip as to whether it would be temporary or permanent.

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