LIVING WITH A STOMA
What if someone stopped finding me beautiful because of my bag? What if I couldn’t get back to a normal life? What if I gave up?
At least, I can assure you that, with time, you’ll have extraordinary days and become amazed by this bumpy road you travelled.
I’m sharing ten points that allowed me to love my ostomy.
To be able to accept their ostomy as a part of their body and daily life, they need the capacity to adapt to it, but also a lot of love and support.
Now, I listen. I try to listen to myself, my heart and my head, I try to listen to my body which sometimes tells me to take a break and, more particularly, I try to be imperfect with my imperfect body!
How to explain it, if you choose to?
That person who will listen to all your stories on shit and who will still keep the magic and be in solidarity with you
Even if it’s quite inevitable to feel a little clumsy at first, I wanted to share a few tricks that I have acquired over the last six years and which are now part of my daily life.
What were your dreams before having your diagnosis and/or your ostomy? [...]I love backpacking trips! Since my surgery, I have made sure I had a little extra comfort while doing them.
When the trauma came, it was an absolute surprise and shock for me. My conception of the world and my vision of myself totally collapsed.