LIVING WITH A STOMA
In my opinion, talking about your ostomy can only be positive.
! I had the brilliant idea of not eating all day to make sure my bag wasn’t inflated during the act. I even swapped my usual ileostomy bag for a small square disposable bag to make my ostomy as discreet as possible.
Few ostomates can travel without planning. I decided to change that and leave once and for all on an adventure.
I had to take my time and it took six more months for my to sit on my horse. It was the first time in two years.
I hope that your experience of “coming out” is not as stressful as mine. And yet I’ve come out many times now and the reactions I get are always good.
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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.