Woman in Naples, Florida - OstoDate
- Naples, Florida, United States
- Body type:
- 5' 7"
- Light brown
- Caucasian (white)
- Community service, Cooking, Dining, Family, Gardening, Health / Fitness, Listening to music, Movies, Reading
- In my own words:
I've had an ostomy since 1978 due do UC. It was very sudden, I became very ill within a week. For 30 years, I had the continent ileostomy, which is where you insert a tube into the stoma to eliminate. It was a great idea, but there were a lot of problems. About 8 years ago, after several hospital stays, I told my surgeon to reverse everything and return to an outside appliance.
Even after all these years living with an ostomy, I try very hard to remain strong and live with the cards that were delt..some days can be harder to do that.
Even after all the