I know I have not been around very much for a very long time. Getting back in touch and enjoying all the posts. So much to catch up on! This truly is a great place to come to when you feel like you're "the only one with one" reminds us all we are not alone!
This July I celebrated my 50th birthday! I was 10 weeks old when I got my ileostomy! Thus, it also became my 50th Stoma Anniversary! I decided now that I am 50 when no one 50 years ago thought I would survive the surgery, let alone go on for 50 years!
I've decided to celebrate my stoma, talk about it more and my life with one than I had done in the past. 50 years of experience and counting! In 50 years, I've had my ups and downs but as someone told me at my surprise birthday party, "Everyone says, '50, it's all downhill from here! Just keep climbing the mountain!
I can't promise I'll be here daily but definitely more than once in a while every year or so!
Have a great day! Find one thing to smile about today!