Well, it has been 10 years today, after more than 8 hours in the operating room and lots of trials and tribulations of getting and having my ileostomy, I'm happy to say that I'm doing very well. Knock on wood, thus far I haven't had any real issues or troubles. Let's hope for another 10 years without any issues or troubles. Keeping a positive attitude and not letting it control me and depress me, for life is wonderful.
Thanks to all for your inspiring comments. As with anything in life, challenges are to be challenged and living with an ostomy is just another one of life's challenges. Take care and above all, be safe, Charleston guy
Every year, on the first weekend in October, is a time for connection, inspiration, and reflection for the ostomy community. Whether virtually or in person, we hope you join in for Ostomy Awareness Day on October 7, 2023.