I went shopping this morning. I always bring a water bottle with me and drink throughout the day. So bladder full, and had to go to the restroom. Sat down, and for a minute I looked down, saw my bag and then said to myself, oh yeah, I need to drain this bag.It was getting full and I honestly forgot that I had it.
If you had asked me 3 weeks ago if I would ever forget I had a bag, I would have said absolutely not, I was so focused on it.
A lot had to do with finding the right equipment. With the help of my fabulous Ostomy nurse I have found the system that works for me.
Getting back to life, forcing my self out of my comfort zone, and learning how to get out of my mind has been freeing.
Do I still have moments when I think, I wish things were different. Oh yes. But then I remember all the pain I've lived with for so many years, and I am grateful.
It takes time, and everyone processes things differently, but I am here to say, life does go on. Being blessed with a good support system and therapy has helped. The folks here have been wonderful too!
Today has been a good day!