Hello from Bob, a community member

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Hello fellow Ostamates and Friends ,

My Name is Bob im a 73 year old who lives in Lancaster.  I would like to tell my story about living with a Stoma.  I suffered from Ulcerative Colitis for over twenty years- lots of time off work , severe depression , etc etc.  Then on 28th sept  2004 after asking for a illeostomy  several times, I was told i could have one, and I did.  And guess what? I have never looked back.  My life is just perfect- like everyone else I have had a few ups and downs but I can go on holidays with my wife Hazel , and dont worry about things.m

My hobbies are walking  and photography.  I walk in all sorts of weather and all sorts of terrain.  The main reason I'm telling this is that there is life after a A Stoma. TRY  AND ENJOY IT ! Please don't  keep  everything to yourself , dont be embarrased about asking for help. 

I'm sending a  couple of photos.  If can do it , I'm sure you can.

Enjoy life Bob