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originally posted by: the owlbear
Yeah can't say I enjoy that commercial. Or the ones where people are buying menthols at the Clown Bang or whatever.
Sorry about your predicament. I am curious, though, since I saw that ad yesterday and the thought popped in my head. And I just want to preface this by saying I'm not being mean...what happens to your butt? Does it get dry and itchy since nothing goes that way anymore?
originally posted by: M5xaz
a reply to: jhn7537
My wife had an ostomy (not related to smoking; it was lupus-related). I have some idea of how this ad makes you feel, and how improper this ad is.
As you indicated yourself, there is NOTHING wrong with having an ostomy - it's part of a life saving event, period. The daily care you need with an ostomy is enough without some ad agency adding stress to your life.
Courage! You have a great attitude!
All the best
P.S. And this, from the CDC of all possible entities ? THE CDC! WTF ? How can they NOT have seen that this is wrong? Mind you, this is the same CDC that no longer believes in quarantines, even with ebola.....god help us.....
originally posted by: jhn7537
a reply to: poncho1982
You are raising awareness for anti-smoking, by targeting a small group of ostomy patients.. Like i said in my original post, denigrating one group to "save" another never works. But in your world, I guess raising awareness is all that matters...
You, and a few others, are telling me to "get over it" or that I'm "overly sensitive"... It's so easy saying that when you're not the one dealing with the ostomy appliance every day... I love people in your shoes telling me how i should act or feel... I'm telling you the commercial is offensive as a person dealing with an ostomy, there are also PLENTY of other ostomy patients who are wildly offended by this... But I guess we should all just ignore it, because we ALL collectively are being over sensitive...
I appreciate so many of you telling me how to act... And I pray for you that you never need to deal with a life changing surgery that arrives out of nowhere that you have little to no prep for...
I'm honestly not trying to be a dick, but it's very frustrating to open up to a group of people about a difficult situation I'm dealing with and I get people throwing "get over it" back at me... The commercial was NOT NEEDED, you DONT need shock value ads, you can raise awareness in a way that doesn't affect a whole group of people.
Why does the commercial need to make it sound "squeemish" like she calls it or stating it smells? These are all lies... It doesn't smell at all... Also, how is me removing my waste from a bag any worse than a person wiping their own behind? The point I'm making is that this lady in the commercial and the CDC didn't need to go into such FALSE detail to raise awareness, they are trying to scare society into not smoking by making an ostomy sound like a death sentence if you ever are forced to deal with one. My ostomy gave me life, and for the CDC to make it sound like the worst thing known to man is beyond me.
I'm sorry if I'm coming off as overly sensitive, but until you walk a mile in my shoes, please try to put yourself in my shoes or anyones shoes who has to do deal with this appliance daily.... To you it may be nothing, but to people going through it, it's a lot we are dealing with...