(This used to be a race calendar but I thought a new page was in order…)
I had my colon removed on August 8, 2016. I now have a permanent ileostomy. I’m waiting for my second surgery to remove my rectum. This surgery will likely happen in February 2017.
So far life with an ileostomy is going really well.
Here is some writing I’ve done so far about my newfound life:
- Two Weeks In (August 23, 2016)
- Five Weeks (September 13, 2016)
- What I Learned in the First Two Months as an Ostomate (October 25, 2016)
Here are some resources that you may find useful if your or someone you know has an ostomy or is a soon-to-be ostomate:
If you have questions about life with an ileostomy, the surgery, the recovery, the stoma, the pouch, really anything – don’t be shy: email me. I know what it’s like to have questions and not know who to talk to. If I can help, I will. I’m no expert. I’m just a person who has first-hand experience.