So when I started my website, I had the lovely news team around to help take the focus off of people being ridiculed or judged by their stoma's, we wouldn't walk down the street and judge a person for the wheelchair they are in or a condition they have. why should we judge a person with a stoma who had no other choice but to have one. We have a stoma so we can work, live a normal happy life, live without having to rush to the toilet any more or cancer to reoccur and end up killing us or the colitis/crohns to get so bad that we end up being rushed into hospital every other month. These bags save our lives, and I was so grateful for the amazing Claire to come around and really show an understanding of the bag and get the word out that we are NORMAL, clean and healthy. Here's a picture of these two lovely people from ITV news. I thank them so much for helping me spread the word, and for being so amazing. Kind hearted lovely people.
So the main reason why people don't choose a colostomy/ileostomy is because they don't want people to judge them or look at them differently or think they are disgusting for quite literally having a shit bag on their side. I've never been embarrassed or worried about my stoma simply because i find it so unbelievably interesting and amazing. So as many of you can see and know i am very open about all of it and do not care about my appearance and what others may feel toward it, in fact i feel sexier than ever with it. Another person who finds it fascinating is my nephew, Cameron. He cannot get over the fact i don't have a body part that he and his mummy and daddy have in their bodies. And he finds the cleaning process and the 'squidgy' so cool, that he even took one of my stoma bags put it on his tummy and said he was going to take it to school to show all his friends. Here's a few pictures of how fun, and educational it can be for not only a five year old like my nephew but anyone who wants to learn about it. Why don't some of you give it a go show people it's reality and everyday life for you.
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.