Ostomate: A person who has had an ostomy, a surgical operation to create an opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes.
I stumbled across this website dansac.com and found it be one of the most helpful sites I have found out there. I wish I found it earlier! I listed some of the links I found most helpful below. It contains tons of information from Pre-surgery, to living with an ostomy, life after surgery, diet, exercise....you name it. It contains pictures too. No sugarcoating here. Just real, helpful advice.