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…
You can show your bag or hide your bag. It’s personal choice. Me? I’m an ostomy warrior and this is my calling, to spread awareness and encourage others.
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, which have always been strong and at the forefront of my personality, have now come together as ostomy awareness advocacy.
All because of an illness I have no control over and an ostomy bag I’ve tried to avoid forever. How’s that for IRONY? And now it seems like the pieces of the puzzle of my life are starting to come together.
So, that’s the overview. I’m a babe with a bag and that’s my outlook. There’s a lot to the last 32 years. I’m sure we will laugh, cry and dump our bags together. Happy reading 🙂