Mike's First and Last Blog Post - Uncover Ostomy
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Mike’s First and Last Blog Post

So a little while ago my best friend/boyfriend/exboyfriend Mike decided he wanted to write a blog about ostomies. It took me a little while to get around to posting it, but here it is…


“I’ve never written a blog before, and I do not intend on making it a habit. My roommate/best friend Josh and I have known Jess since the first day in first year. We lived in the same residence, down the hall from each other. About three days after moving in, I began to pester Jess to go on a date with me, but she seemed to find every way to avoid it. Eventually after the multiple rejections, we became extremely close. One day, she gave me a slight run down on her ostomy, and everything that went with it. I then proceeded to research for a few hours about Crones disease and having an ostomy.

In fact, soon after I learned about it, I spent another few hours researching where to get an ostomy cover (I didn’t know how comfortable Jess was with it, so I thought if she was self conscious it might be nice to have one of these covers, I think she has used it all of one time).

Fast forward through to the end of second year, and the beginning of this past summer, Jess and I began dating. Not a surprise to pretty much everyone who knew us.

Dating a girl that has an ostomy is absolutely no different than dating a girl without. In fact, the rare time that Jess feels self conscious about it I tell her, “I chose bag over no bag” . It interferes with absolutely nothing within our relationship. It is part of who Jess is, and I think it has made her into the strong, outspoken, charismatic person that she is today.

I’m not going to lie, I was uncomfortable with the campaign when I first saw the pictures. Jess had already been in a few Western newspaper issues, pictures that I would occasionally find hanging on my friend’s walls. I eventually got over it, I am proud of her for everything that she has done.

I guess the moral of my first, only, last blog is, I will never be able to relate to anyone about having an ostomy, but it affects nothing about who that person is, if anything it adds to who they are. Awareness about ostomies and the like is something that has changed my life, and I am proud that it is such a large part of Jess’. That’s about all I have to say, apparently business kids cannot write essays or blogs or anything of substance in Jess’ opinion.

The End
P. S. I know that at least one person would like a shout out on my only blog ever….Hi Josh.”

Jessica Grossman
  • Heather
    Posted at 23:13h, 19 January

    Hey Jess – thanks for posting Mike’s one-and-only blog. And Mike – thanks for writing it. As a single woman with new ostomy, I’m obviously concerned about the whole dating thing. You’ve just shown that if a guy is worth spending time with, the ostomy will be a non-issue. thank you!!!

  • Bryce
    Posted at 23:21h, 19 January

    No one can compare to having an ostomy unless you have/had one at one point.

  • Jane
    Posted at 01:01h, 20 January

    Mike, GOOD FOR YOU. You are a model of maturity and support. I’m sorry that you view this as your last blog entry, because you do give new ostomates hope for their dating/sexual future. Jess is a lucky woman.

  • Bob P
    Posted at 01:40h, 20 January

    Excellent, Mike! Hey Jess, I like this guy!

    Posted at 03:09h, 20 January

    This Joshua fellow sounds like quite the guy

  • I'm a blog
    Posted at 03:10h, 20 January

    Im a blog