LIVING WITH A STOMA
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.
This examination represents a necessary step to allow the transformation of obstacles into success. Again, everything is a matter of balance so that energy can flow freely.
As far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a mom. There were two things I was certain about when I was a little girl: the desire to be a teacher and the one of being a mother.
when you fill out your annual tax return you can claim the disability tax credit.
It’s important to get used to this new reality because one’s intimate love life mustn’t be neglected. We must find ways to feel at ease in our relationship so it can satisfy us.
This photo is engraved in me, in my DNA. It represents "day 1" of the promise I made myself. A declaration of faith in a way. Since that day, I have tried to respect it every day of my life.
I still remember my first days out of the hospital. At that time, I was in a period of adaptation to my ileostomy so I was worried and I was asking myself a lot of questions about my new companion. Here are some tips I would have liked to know before my surgery to reassure me
It can be very stressful to announce our ostomy each time… People don’t always understand what an ostomy is and even the new ostomates don’t know what to say.
Coming to terms with an ostomy is a rigorous process. It takes patience, diligence and careful consideration. One day you’re a healthy 25 year old, planning an engagement party for your best friend, and then next day you’re hospitalized because your own body is betraying you.