Dating someone with colostomy bag
I was sitting at the dining room table, across from a home health nurse, and my parents were talking in the kitchen down the hall.
I was about 1.5 weeks out from my ostomy surgery, a little sore and tired, but finally out of the hospital and looking forward to starting my sophomore year of college.
This really frustrates me that some partners can be so superficial. But it’s a lot like someone who has diabetes who wouldn’t leave home without their blood check meter or insulin supply.
But my stuff definitely still outnumbers his in the shower and counter top. Have I helped to clean poop off the floor during a bag change?
I know that the bathroom can often be a battleground but not with us. Yes, Jason doesn’t use deodorizer drops in his pouch because it makes him sick so it does smell. Queen of ostomy underwear with pockets and ostomy wraps with pockets.
At this point, it doesn’t bother me as much anymore. I’m sure people will continue to ask me questions about my relationship with my love the ostomate. I'm a born and raised Hoosier, and co-owner of Awestomy.
It’s funny to me the questions that people have about my relationship with Jason once I reveal that he has an ostomy.
I have had this same conversation with the guy who changed the oil in my car, multiple interviewers and co-workers, a variety of vendors, the bank teller and countless others.