Ostamates, I was going to talk about my trip but decided to blog about my morning. I woke up at 5:00 am with a leak on the side of my barrier. Needless to say, poop was running down my legs, It was on my sheets, so I wrapped up in the disposable liner that I sleep on and went into the bathroom . I got a garbage bag, changed my 2pc and jumped in shower. Once I got out my work began.
I stripped the bed and begin washing my bed sheets, comforters and mattress pad. Of course , It took some time to complete those tasks. Then I mopped my bedroom, after mopping I started dusting and cleaning the mirrors. Then I started cleaning the bathroom. I moved things off the top of toilet, got a bucket and began to clean. Then I moved on to the shower walls and the woodwork. Lastly, I attacked the sinks and the rest of the room. I cleaned the bathroom twice.
I'm a regular and that hasn't happened to me in over or about one and a half years. But the good part is I was home! I'm sharing because I dont want you to think that you're the lone ranger. Someone once said, "all the good people are gone," but I have met and talked to some really good people whom I had never met and they feel like family to me. They have been very helpful to me, meaning some but not all. There are some on this site that I call veterans because they have had their ostomys for over 50 years, some 40 and so on. I'm sure some of you may feel lost and alone but you're not. If you have a question, someone on this site has an answer. Just ask!!
We all share that in common ostomys. We arrived here for different reasons. I like to call this, " the green mile." I wont tell you that it's easy but you'll adjust. The ostomy is in fact our life line.
Stay strong ostamates!