You own your bag, it doesn’t own you ♥
Hiya, I’m Amy & I’m 29 years old. I have a permanent Ileostomy.
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at age 7, going on to have a diagnosis of Severe Crohn’s Colitis (Crohn’s of the large intestine/colon) aged 17.
I underwent Panproctocolectomy Surgery August 2011 –>Permanent Ileostomy formed – ‘Stacey Stoma!’ 😀 During my surgery, they discovered a large mass on my Transverse Colon, which left me within inches of my life and meant that surgery took longer. If I hadn’t had my surgery then, chances are it would have burst just hours later I was told and taken my life. Having a stoma does not come without its own problems, but it’s a walk in the park compared to the life I had before it.
This blog is about my experiences living with my stoma & also covers general things as well about my life & my interests.
If you would like to get in touch with me, please feel free to e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org & you can find my social links via my header menu also.