Archive | January, 2012

Stacey is talkative today!

25 Jan

So I have a windy, talkative Stacey this morning, she says “hello!” 😀

Feeling so grateful again today for her 🙂 Love just being able to enjoy laying in bed without being in agony or rushing to the toilet.

Went bowling and to see the new ‘Underworld’ film on Monday, was great fun & I loved the film. Haven’t seen the others apart from the end of the third one so have ordered the others on DVD to watch and the book with them all in to read 🙂 I also managed to fit in a KFC chicken burger, fries and an original recipe chicken piece, bad for you but tasted amazing haha! Oh and I had a Purple Rain cocktail at the bowling place, delicious. Loving all this eating and drinking business Stacey has enabled me to enjoy 🙂

Thought it was high time I posted an updated picture of Stacey. So I took one before I put my new bag on yesterday with the template roughly around her to show you the size. It has shrunk 5mm since my surgery 5 and a half months ago and now seems pretty stable at that size 🙂

The picture isn’t the most brilliant but here she is:

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Gotta love her! 🙂

Take care guys and girls!
-x-

Over 5 months on :)

18 Jan

Hello everyone,

Thought it is long overdue that I did a blog post on here so here I am! 🙂

I am doing quite well at the moment, so that’s good. I have a few minor issues but those are getting sorted; am having to have supplement drinks to help me put weight on as my body isn’t absorbing nutrients properly quite understandably without my colon & I am also having to have anti-acid tablets to get rid of an acid & bile build up behind my abdominal scar as I have been getting stomach pains behind it which have felt swollen and hard to the touch. My abdominal scar is still quite keloid (basically quite thick) so I have also got some special scar cream on prescription to help break it down. I’d still quite love a life without any medication, but the way I see it is that I am a million miles better now than I was before my surgery and I am alive, so a few tablets and supplement drinks isn’t really much to complain about, it could be worse!

I have been keeping myself busy & achieving more month by month. Today I have volunteered at pre-school again this morning, then went out for lunch with my boyfriend and my best friend and her boyfriend then we all went bowling which was fun, even though I have no strength what so ever in my wrists and ended up bowling with a 6 or 8 Bowling ball with an aching wrist haha 😀 My best friend & I also had a go on the Dancing Stage machine which was quite hilarious and certainly made me get a sweat on 😀 I even managed to pull a muscle near my stoma along the way too, so am taking it steady tonight! 😀 My boyfriend & I have bought some sweet treats in for tonight and so far we are enjoying a nice relaxing night looking at places to book to go on holidays abroad in a few months – exciting stuff! Thanks to Stacey I can do all these things such as enjoy meals out, go bowling, go on Dancing Stage without having to rush to the toilet in agony and discomfort with the urgency to have diarrhoea and even book a holiday abroad. 5 months ago I never thought that I would be contemplating going on any holiday, let alone a holiday abroad.

I have got some other exciting things coming up in the next few months, such as modelling for ostomy wear, Stomawise events, and days out with friends.

Here we are in 2012…

7 Jan

And I haven’t posted for nearly a month! I focus on my Stomawise Diary so if anyone is interested and wants something they can more frequently follow please go to: http://www.stomawise.co.uk/the-diary-of-an-ostomate/ 🙂

I will still update this every now & again.

An update on my progress: I am now 2 days short of 5 months since my surgery. It hasn’t been easy and more lately I experienced more down time since my operation than in the earlier months. It has been a huge adjustment and very hard, but I have always remained positive throughout it and embraced my stoma with what I can 🙂 Just to clarify on quite an abrupt comment I received – I’m not saying surgeons work their magic then everything’s a doddle from then on or that surgery works out for everybody, but I am here to document my story and my personal experiences with having a permanent stoma. I display positivity and encouragement on my blog because that is the sort of person I am… I take what life throws at me and embrace it how I can. I do not see the point in doing a blog to scare everyone witless or be completely pessimistic, but then again I am honest in what I say, never have I said having a stoma is easy or you have the surgery and you’re magically better straight away. I am here to help people if they need that but I will never lie or cover up the truth, you will see that on my frequently updated diary. This blog is about my feelings and dealing with it as a young girl. So in the nicest way possible, before people make accusations, get the facts right… In fact, if you haven’t got anything nice to say don’t say it and don’t read my blog if it angers you, it doesn’t help anybody or do yourself any favours!

Physically I am a lot less tired now and able to do more things, but I have anaemia which I will be getting tablets for very soon as I am constantly cold and fatigued. Emotionally, I love Stacey to bits and could never go back to pooing in the way the body is primarily designed, I am glad I have her and do not have my colon anymore. Of course I get my down days where I wonder what it’d be like if things had worked out for me treatment wise, that is natural for anyone going through major surgery. But what’s meant to be, will be, I guess, and I simply will not dwell on that, it didn’t work for me, I’ve accepted that long ago and here I am now 🙂

I still volunteer at pre-school and have a lot of work and opportunities coming up this year working and modelling for Stomawise and related companies.

I hope everyone is well 🙂