Ileostomy

(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 April – June 2017.

So far life with an ileostomy is going really well.

Here is some writing I’ve done so far about my newfound life:

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.

15 thoughts on “Ileostomy

  1. Thanks for the reminder about the race Martin! Unfortunately I won’t be able to race in Magog this year – my little brother is getting married the day before in Toronto… I’m sure you’ll get a good crowd from Ottawa though. Glad you like the site!

  2. Hey Vicki,

    Looks like a packed schedule this year. Hope you have an awesome Cross season and know Ontario will be cheering for you.

    Chris B.

  3. Hi Chris

    Wow – you brought a smile to my face this afternoon. Nice to read such a supportive comment. Much appreciated. I’ll try to do Ontario (and Saskatchewan) proud. Thanks again for your support.

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