World Ostomy Day

Today is World Ostomy Day! This is like my poo lady Christmas!

When I had my surgery, I never thought I would be celebrating my Ostomy but as I have learnt to accept my illness, I can recognise that my Ostomy was the start of a new life for me. It is a different life to the one I imagined but my ostomy has had so many positive effects on my life.


Writing about ostomies, jpouches, IBD and invisible disabilities is an honour and a privilege and I have heard so many stories both of struggle and of overcoming adversity.


Today lets celebrate our ostomies whether we still have them or not!  I now have a jpouch and so no longer have my ostomy but I loved my stoma that helped my body come through ulcerative colitis.


Having your body change so massively can be a huge challenge, both physically, emotionally and mentally.  It can be a very isolating experience and so talking out about life with an Ostomy is so important to help others.  I speak out in the hope that people following in my path will have a slightly easier time.


If you need support or help, here are a list of amazing people that I would highly recommend.

Colostomy Association

IA Support

Crohns and Colitis UK

Feel free to share my World Ostomy Day images with links to www.sobadass.me or make your own pictures to share and celebrate!

 

Sam x

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  1. Stephen Dolle
    Stephen Dolle says:

    Sam, you do such an amazing job in making a personal connection about people who live with an ostomy and related disorders. I think you would do great in a fundraising role. If you may recall, I live with hydrocephalus and a CNS shunt implant, another invisable disability. It was one of your blogs earlier this year that captured my attention. In today’s world where truth & sanity are in short supply, your posts are a breath of fresh air! Keep up the great work.

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