(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:
- 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)
- Four Months Post-Surgery Vicki Thomas Travels to Belgium for a Bike Race (January 6, 2017)
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.