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  • noun Plural form of ostomate.


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  • People become 'ostomates' for a variety of different reasons, whether through bowel problems, following extensive surgery or through birth defects.

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  • Only about 3% of British ostomates irrigate, which I think is a pity, because the process gives us back so much more control of our lives.

    Iain Dale has diabetes Glyn Davies 2008

  • I was lauching a 'stand' manned by the various ostomates support groups in South Wales on World Ostomates Day.

    Archive 2006-10-01 Glyn Davies 2006

  • The odd thing about gatherings of ostomates perhaps a colony is the best collective noun is the depth of immediate friendship.

    Archive 2006-11-01 Glyn Davies 2006

  • She didn't eat anything that might cause a blockage, a potential problem for ostomates that leads to nausea and stomachache.

    LutheranChik's "L" Word Diary 2009

  • Beryl Goddard, 53, a volunteer at the Colostomy Association's Reading office, has had a colostomy bag since she was five years old and said the event was a great way to show ostomates they can be normal.

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  • But a fashion show held at The University of Reading last Thursday helped show ostomates that they can do everything they want to.

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  • The open day also featured two fashion shows where 10 ostomates - the youngest aged 22 - strutted their stuff in clothes provided by John Lewis.

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  • "This is also a great place for ostomates to meet up with lots of other people like them, meet new and old friends and hear about new products from companies.

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  • "There are ostomates who have done mountaineering, sky dives, skiing, been in the armed forces and had children.

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