A little about me

 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.


I work full-time in an accountancy firm & also work part-time as a health blogger (specifically bowel health – IBD & living with a stoma). I write for Comfizz & also Pelican Healthcare regularly.

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: ibdwarriorprincess@gmail.com & you can find my social links via my header menu also.

Thanks! 🙂<b

6 thoughts on “A little about me

  1. jcrohnie715 says:

    I have not read your blog yet, but I can tell my the name of that it’s going to be a great read! I love the title of your blog! You have a great spirit! Wishing you health and happiness fellow Crohnie! 🙂


  2. Jean says:

    Hello Amy,

    I am writing to enquire if you would like to add details of your Ostomism Not Pessimism blog to my website, ‘A Guide To Living With A Stoma’ under the Blogs section. The website is proving extremely valuable to suppliers, support groups, medical consultants, stoma care nurses, and ostomates, both here in the U.K. and internationally, and the response and feedback has been overwhelming. I have been told that my website is recognised as one of the top three ostomy resource websites in the world.

    I look after my website on a voluntary basis, and there would be no financial cost involved for you. My website is not for financial gain, but to provide ostomates with as much information as possible.

    If you are interested, could you please email me, and I can provide you with the necessary information for you to be included.

    I look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, take care, Jean.


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