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02-19-2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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I give my ostomy presentation tomorrow!

Tomorrow I will present my ileostomy to my classmates in an oral presentation discussing proctocolectomy, J-pouch, and ileostomy surgery, and how the surgery world can make things easier on us ostomates. No one in my class has any clue that I am the "patient" I am discussing..until the last slide which will be picture of me showing Sideshow Bob. I am stressing the importance of having a good length for ileostomy to avoid skin issues, good placement on the abdomen so that the bag will stick and clothes won't interfere, that a good cuff is sewn on the skin to hopefully avoid prolapse, etc.,etc.

Anyone want me to add anything in particular?

p.s. I am both excited and freaking out about doing this!
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02-19-2014, 08:27 PM   #2
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I can't think of anything to add, but good luck with the presentation! Are you going to tell them that the last slide is you?
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02-19-2014, 08:40 PM   #3
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Yep... it's me with my shirt pulled up, face and all! (eek!)
02-19-2014, 08:44 PM   #4
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That's awesome!! Expect a lot of questions. I've never exposed mine to a big group but I've showed mine to all my friends and they always ask all kinds of things!
02-19-2014, 08:49 PM   #5
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My instructor thinks they will want to see it up close and personal. It will be interesting. Thanks for your good wishes!
02-19-2014, 09:06 PM   #6
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Just wanted to say Good luck with your presentation tomorrow. I think that is incredibly awesome of you
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02-20-2014, 09:27 AM   #7
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My instructor thinks they will want to see it up close and personal.
I think this is a great idea - far better than seeing only pictures, especially if they get to see output coming out...
02-20-2014, 06:04 PM   #8
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I had video of stuff coming out and audio of just the noises. When the whole presentation was done, I took off my bag and they all came up to look close and touch it (with gloves on). It went really well! I was shaking through the whole thing until they were excited about checking it out. A few tried out sizing it and applying a new bag.
02-20-2014, 07:26 PM   #9
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That's so awesome! I'm glad it went really well
02-20-2014, 08:18 PM   #10
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I had video of stuff coming out and audio of just the noises. When the whole presentation was done, I took off my bag and they all came up to look close and touch it (with gloves on). It went really well! I was shaking through the whole thing until they were excited about checking it out. A few tried out sizing it and applying a new bag.
Sounds fantastic! So glad everything went well
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