Life with an Ostomy Blog
When you are 33 years old and the GI doctor says you need to have your whole colon removed, your perspective on life, and many other things, changes. My mind wanders, trying to imagine all the implications of this surgery. Wait, the doctor just said something about an ileostomy bag. What is an ostomy? What does this mean and how will it affect my life and my future?
Getting Out There with an Ostomy, Part 2!
I love the letters and emails I get from customers who finally feel like they can do what they've been wanting to do. Playing golf, playing with their child or grandkid, working in the garden, going back to work, playing sports, riding a horse, going on a roller coaster, taking a long road trip, first plane ride since ostomy surgery, etc just to name a few examples. The StomaShield stoma guard not only protects the stoma, it gives people CONFIDENCE! Trust me, I know how nerve wracking it can be to live with an ostomy. I've had an ileostomy since 2009, that's over 9 years. That's why I made a better stoma guard. To give me confidence, originally. Then started making it for others back in 2013. What a ride it's been since then!
Getting out there with an Ostomy!
Wherever you live, take advantage of the opportunities around you. Even with an Ostomy. For me, living close to the Gulf of Mexico, my friends and I love to fish. Whether its on a dock in a bay, river, offshore...
Finally getting back to normal around here
Life still happens if you have an ostomy or not. The flooding rain from Hurricane Harvey flooded our home and corporate office on August 29, 2017. Getting a boat ride from your front door with your family and a backpack...
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