Bottom’s up 7


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Randy Henniger's presentation for colon cancer survivors and ostomates created April 2012

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Bottom’s up 7

  1. 1. Ostomies are Funny Things!Randy Henniger,26 year ostomateAnd colon cancer survivorMay 2012BOTTOM’S UP Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 1
  2. 2. You know you’re an ostomate when… • You have a favorite "Ensure" flavor. • People ask about your guts, before they ask about your family. • You have more photos of your insides that the outsides. • You have a spare pair of underwear in your bag/pocket. • You give directions via toilets rather than by restaurants. More humor at: humor/?reply_sort=asc&page=1#replies / Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 2
  3. 3. Survivors say the funniest things!  I told my husband we should finish up the kitchen remodel because if I died he would have a better chance of finding another wife with a nicer kitchen.  I called the American Cancer Society’s 24 hour hotline and said, "Do something! I have cancer and you said to call.“ I cant die, my drawers arent clean!  I treated cancer like any other training activity, I got up a bit early and took care of the cancer stuff. Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 3
  4. 4. The Office Worker Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 4
  5. 5. The Computer Tech Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 5
  6. 6. The Airline Pilot Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 6
  7. 7. The Skydiver Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 7
  8. 8. The Biker Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 8
  9. 9. Help Reduce Global Warming! Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 9
  10. 10. For Couples Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 10
  11. 11. Ladies for Men Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 11
  12. 12. Do Bears? Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 12
  13. 13. No Gas Please! Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 13
  14. 14. Ostomies are Funny Things!“So if the belly at the belt line wasthe final choice for the location of an ostomy….What were the locations not selected?” Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 14
  15. 15. New Ostomate Support NeedsDiagnosis Treatment Post-op Emotional Physical Ostomy care Education Nutrition New new me Decision Stay the course Good survivor Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 15
  16. 16. Diagnosis Make a Decision  Ostomy as an Option Gathering Resources  Ostomy Buddies and Online Community Preparing Emotionally  Ostomates are people too! Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 16
  17. 17. Surgery & Recovery Pre-Op  WOCN consult for best location Physical Recovery Emotional Recovery Get the Right Products and Support  WOCN Participation  Manufacturers support programs available Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 17
  18. 18. Post-Op Acceptance  The new you, “No Limits!” A Good Survivor  Bitter to Better!, Victim to Victor! Paying it Forward  Helping others helps us Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 18
  19. 19. A Good Survivor About Rosebud2012 45 years old, Female, Married Topeka, Kansas Joined March 16, 2012 I am a mom to one child and one cute dog. I have been married for 21 years to a great man who has been through my ulcertive colitis with me for over 20 years. I became a recent member to the "Ostomy Family" January of 2012 ... Hi Randy and Suzie, Thank you for your replies. I am going into my 3 month of having my ileostomy. I am still learning the ins and out with it, but I do not get upset any more if I have an accident. I have had ulcerative colitis for over 23 years. I always new that there would be a time when the doctor would tell me I would need this to be done. I have to admit those words were still very scary to me at any age. Randy at first I was going to name my stoma Monty short for Montezuma. But one of my ostomy nurses told me how cute of a rosebud I had. The other kept saying that I had the Louis Vutton of stomas since the doctors name is Lui and its nicely rounded. But when I name it Rosebud I was thinking more of Citizen Kane then how my stoma looked. Thank you for suggesting UOAA and CC Alliance to me. I will take any help I can get. Thank you everyone for your support and friendship. Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 19
  20. 20. A Good Survivor 2 About jack41241 71 years old, Male Louisville, Kentucky Joined April 8, 2012 Rosebud2012, you and I are in somewhat the same boat. I had my surgery one month ago. It has been quite a month with lots of discomfort, denial, depression, and anger. Have you felt any of those emotions? I have a great support group in my cast of friends, my daughter, and a cousin but its good to come here and see who else feels as I do about anything. jack41241 Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 20
  21. 21. Active Ostomates Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 21
  22. 22. Pay it Forward Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 22
  23. 23. Thank You! Questions? Copyright©by R. Henniger 2012 23