ACCEPTANCE AND SELF-ESTEEM
It’s not something you can learn overnight, and a guide that works for everyone doesn’t exist. You have to be patient with yourself, and ACCEPT things.
We all went through hardships that have forced us to adjust to them. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are tests in themselves that cause people to adjust to their disease and accept themselves. This is not something easy to do for a person suffering from an IBD.
I am pleased to write these few lines for the first time. Living with a stoma may seem alarming on many levels. By collaborating with ANA & Me, I wish to support you during your adjustment and transition period, address your concerns and help you embrace your new life, your new image, your sexuality and your desire to become a parent one day. Once you’re past the acceptance phase, you will realize that it’s possible to live with a stoma and continue to thrive in both your personal and professional life.