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NEW BLOG!

3 May

Hi readers,

Just a post to let you all know I recently started a new blog to keep track of my post-surgery experiences more regularly and also start to introduce videos into my posts.

I will still keep this blog open for those who wish to read posts earlier on in my recovery after surgery etc, but all new posts can be found and subscribed to at:

http://www.ostomismnotpessimism.wordpress.com

Many thanks for all the continued support from my followers on this blog & readers & please don’t hesitate to read/subscribe to/follow my new blog! :)

Best wishes,

Amy & Stacey Stoma x x

Here I am now :)

22 Nov

So it’s been a while since I uploaded some photos of me and my ostomy bag, so I thought I’d upload!

My weight has been coming and going really, and as a lot of you will probably know, it is hard to keep a good appetite up when you are under a lot of emotional stress. Despite everything going on, I am still extremely pleased that I have Stacey and I still maintain that it is one of the best decisions I have made in my life.

A stoma doesn’t mean stopping your life, in fact  it enables you to lead a new, happier and hopefully much healthier life. Yes, it takes a lot of adjusting to, but then again, I think anyone with a bit of bowel brought out through their abdominal wall would be exactly the same. It’s not something you see in everyday life, unless you have one or someone you know has one, even then you may not see it or hear about it that often, it all depends. By no means is a stoma disgusting or something to be ashamed of. Be proud of it, most of us are here because of our stomas! :) & let’s be honest, a stoma excretes waste from your body… it is hardly going to be the prettiest of things, but it is by far not the worst or ugliest of things.

Every stoma and scar has it’s own beauty in it’s own way. Behind each of our scars and stomas are individual stories, inspiring stories and people who possess great courage, beauty and strength :)

This is something I could never have done without my stoma. I couldn’t go to University, let alone live in University accommodation. I couldn’t leave the house or even stay in the house without my life revolving around pain, misery, not being able to eat and living on the toilet. But here I am! :)

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Best wishes from Amy & Stacey Stoma :) xx

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