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 🙂

 

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