Sh-t happens…too often

…we are talking a whole other ballgame of poop, people. I gotta tell you, 32 years of Crohns and the last four years with very little large intestine, made for some real interesting moments.

But now I’m here at BAG time…

poosAs many of you know who suffer from Crohns, Colitis, IBS, etc, the output we have is a never ending source of gross, different smells, frequency and jokes if we can be light hearted enough about it.

    Enter now the Ostomy Community who deal with colostomy and ileostomy bags.   Now we are talking a whole other ballgame of poop, people.  I gotta tell you,  32 years of Crohns and the last four years with very little large intestine, made for some real interesting moments.

    But now I’m here at BAG Time… bag

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My 32 year Journey with Crohn’s and a new ileostomy…

This is the story of the warrior I have always been on the inside and now showing that badge (BAG) of courage. The evolution of my inner strength, willpower and determination…

I’m a 48 year old mother of three with a new ileostomy from Crohn’s disease of 32 years, having been diagnosed at 16 and with ulcerative colitis showing up now and then.
 I’ve been blessed to have had three successful pregnancies and three beautiful healthy children who are 20, 16 and 10.
    I finally ended up with an ileostomy in May of this year with my 5th obstruction in five years since my last bowel resection in 2011. So it was time to just call it and get the bag… Continue reading “My 32 year Journey with Crohn’s and a new ileostomy…”

Morning Poo-capades….

There are some mornings when your stoma just WILL NOT COOPERATE. This was one of those mornings.

ppppoo   I wish I could say it doesn’t happen, but as any Ostomate knows, it does…the dreaded morning of your poop having an OUT OF BAG experience…
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The bag life…

…there are those days that are not easy peasy and the flange needs to be changed BUT unfortunately squishy stoma is not being nice and quiet and wants to be a fountain….UGH

 

It’s now been a little over three months with an ileostomy (well, truly my second ileostomy since May 12, 2016), but going from the latest date of squishy stoma, I tend to use the July 6th surgery date.

Some days it comes really easy and it’s just one more thing in my routine and feels almost “normal“, as crazy as that may sound to non-ostomates.

     And then again, there are those days that are not easy peasy and you have a flange blow out during the night.

        Or the flange needs to be changed and unfortunately, squishy stoma is not being nice and quiet.

It’s quite the  imagesbb34480af682aa478248bb4c097c2de4images  MOMENT to have to change the flange while the stoma is being active and playing “fountain.”

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Please read this wonderful blog by Jacquie. She has her own blog page as well and she’s amazing!

Hi! My name is Jacquie… you can call me… Jacquie, Jax, Jack, JC, jcrohnie, or whatever other clever nickname you can come up with! 🙂 I am always open to new nicknames. I am 30 years ol…

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