It’s crazy to think that as I sit here on my break at 1:30 in the afternoon, that exactly a qyear ago I was being wheeled into theatre for an emergency colectomy.
A lot has happened in the last year, and I may still not be accepting of Sally, but I can assure anyone who is out there and about to get a stoma that it isn’t the end of the world and your life doesn’t have to stop just because you have a bag.
Having a bag has made me want to live again, it’s made me want to travel to new places even more than before – only now I don’t have to worry about finding the nearest toilet.
Yeah, leaks can happen and they’re not fun. But I’ve been fortunate enough to not have that many.
Life does go on with a bag.
Without my little s**t head, I wouldn’t be here today.
Happy 1st Birthday, Sally