showing off your bag and body!
So I posted this on Instagram so I'm sorry if you've already seen it. This is for everyone that doesn't have Instagram.
I went to a sh*t bag convention yesterday, I was really looking forward to seeing the different bits they had going on but can honestly say I was just disappointed. I saw an underwear stand... and thought that's perfect for me, anything frilly and pretty, as I got there the underwear was (pretty) yes. But it covered every little detail of the bag, the woman advertising turned to me and said "these are just perfect so you can hide it and never know it's there"... well lady, NO, I don't want to hide it! I want to glamourise it, I want it to stand out when I'm in my undies, I want it to look perfect and proud, not hidden in some granny pants! (no offence) but I'm sick and tired of going to these little outings and just feeling low about it afterwards... Society thinks it's best to keep it tucked away nicely.. well bugger what society thinks and any other ass hole, it's bloody lovely it's kept me alive when if I hadn't had it I would be dead. So if any of you have ever been told it's a perfect way to hide your stoma, it's not, it's you and you are brilliant and LIVING!! I really understand people aren't confident having it, but is it because you think it's ugly or you think other people will find it ugly? Ask yourself that question I guarantee you'll find your answer within seconds. I'm not hiding my stoma in granny's knickers, I'm gonna prance around in skimpy undies and flaunt it!!
Hey, Just a little bit about myself, I had Ulcerative colitis for 7 years, and now I've got an ileostomy bag. I'ts changed my life for the best, and I'm finally being the 23 year old I should be.