Living with an ostomy is a major change to a person's body and poses difficult questions about how to disclose personal medical information to others. This autoethnography examines my time with an ostomy through the lens of co-cultural theory and sheds light on how people with ostomies communicate with the dominant culture, in this case people without ostomies. I discuss how my communication goals and approaches evolved over time.
Dennis Owen Frohlich, MS, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Correspondence: Dennis Owen Frohlich, MS, Division of Graduate Studies, College of JM/COM, University of Florida, PO Box 118400, Gainesville, FL 32611 (Dennis.Frohlich@gmail.com).
The author declares no conflict of interest.
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