Post lockdown outing

I have a prolapsed disk in my lower spine that needs surgery but for reasons I won’t go into now, surgery is deemed too risky. Because of this I was housebound long before lockdown. In the last few weeks I have become more mobile and today I went with my daughter to Waterstones the book store. I have missed it so much I ended up buying 8 books and this gave me reason to remember what I enjoy and am grateful for in life. I am grateful that I can afford to buy books and for the great enjoyment reading brings to my life. Came home to overactive Stoma but I just don’t care today. Stay well everyone


It’s ok not to be ok

I am finding that people are always trying to encourage positivity and not really allowing room for when someone just wants to say I hate my stoma and what it has done to my life. You don’t always have to rescue me or make me feel better. What would make me feel better would be for people just to listen and allow space for all feelings good or bad. We all have bad days. Please allow them and don’t deny your feelings. It’s ok not to be ok. Repressed feelings will come out in some other way, sometimes in anger.