stomaversary

  • Year Five: Stoma Life

    What Iโ€™ve Learnt and Achieve in the Last Twelve Months with my Ostomy Year Five with Pricilla started with hernia repair surgery. So technically, Pricilla lasted for four days into her fifth year and then she got reborn – aka, she was refashioned! I won’t lie, that surgery was tough as anything. I didn’t know exactly what I would wake up with because so much of it depended on what my…

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  • Stoma Life – YEAR FOUR

    What Iโ€™ve Learnt and Achieve in the Last Twelve Months with my Ostomy Year Four with Priscilla has been quiet, compared to other years. She settled down into a new routine after proctectomy surgery and wound day surgery. She even remained calm when I came off my medication and we came into 2020. Then COVID happened and well, I got some bad news. But what did the next twelve months have…

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  • Stoma Life – YEAR THREE

    What Iโ€™ve Learnt and Achieve in the Last Twelve Months with my Ostomy Year Three with Priscilla has been one of calm in the mist of chaos. I made the gutsy decision to say goodbye to my sassy stump and hello to the Barbie butt club. My mental recovery has and still is the hardest part of living with IBD and a stoma. It is a hidden undercurrent and blinds me…

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  • Happy 2nd Stomaversary!

    What I’ve Learnt and Achieve in the Last Twelve Months with my Ostomy   Year One with a stoma came and went with great highs and terrible lows. I started Year Two by saying this: But what did the next twelve months have in store for me? I would be admitted to hospital a few days later, in horrific pain which turned out to be my bowel twisting. That’s what I’d…

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  • Happy Stomaversary!

    What I’ve Achieved in Twelve Months with my Ostomy   Well, me and Priscilla have been belly buddies for a whole year today. It feels like such a long time but it also feels like nothing, like I’ve clicked my fingers and here we are. But what have I done in these twelve months since that fateful day of ostomy surgery?   I survived another surgery! That would make two…

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