After considerable tests, dialogues with family and health providers, I decided to have the surgery to remove my bladder. I have had my Ostomy since March 2013. While the journey was somewhat difficult initially, it has been smooth sailing ever since. I joined the Ostomy Support Group in September 2013, and it has been one of the best decisions I ever made. The group is very supportive and the speakers provide a wealth of information. Living with an Ostomy does not prevent having a wholesome life.