The Stolen Colon is a blog. This blog is simply a recount of my personal experiences and opinions. Those experiences and opinions may change over time. All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only.

I am not a medical professional, nor do I claim to be able to provide medical advice. I will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. I will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

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This is meant to be a place where people living with an ostomy or facing getting one, those with loved ones with an ostomy and those who treat ostomy patients in a medical practice can come to find information and community. Comments are allowed to facilitate that communication and flow of information and to ask questions. Negative comments made against individuals living with an ostomy will not be allowed. You are free to share your struggles and your feelings, but comments may not be made in a way that disparages others. The Stolen Colon reserves the right to delete any comments that speak negatively of those living with an ostomy, use gratuitous profanity, or encourage any negative behaviors. If you feel a comment of yours should not have been deleted, please feel free to email Stephanie at stephanie@stolencolon.com to discuss.