W O R L D I B D D A Y
Living with IBD can be a really lonely world and unless you are living with it day in day out, can be hard to understand.
One day I’m taking on the world and the next I’m just trying to make it through the day, despite always being super busy.
Prioritising your day around food and the toilet isn’t easy and it becomes a normal part of our daily life. All the scans, blood tests and emotions that come with medications and the dreaded moon face become a part of you and you long for the old carefree you.
Before surgery I would of done anything not to have a bag even though I was living in hell, going to the toilet up to 20 times a day but it’s the best thing that happened to me and I often wonder why I was so afraid of living with a bag, who put the fear in me that living with a bag was wrong or not normal?
That’s why I’m so passionate about raising awareness of living with IBD and a stoma.
It’s taken a lot of strength to rebuild my life after surgery and break down the barriers in my head but I’ve achieved more in the last 7 years living with a stoma than all the years before that, as I have created a supportive network around me which is vital for your wellbeing.
You are always stronger than you think
Never give up