So ‘ostomistic’ is a play on words combining optimism and ostomy and when you feel the sprit of optimism through living with an ostomy you get ‘ostomisitic’!
I often have people ask me if I know I am spelling 'optimistic’ wrong. Of course I am.. because I am spelling ostomistic not optimistic.
The story I share through my blog is one not only about living daily with a permanent ileostomy but also the daily struggles with various health issues which all are related and as I come to terms with my mortality at a young age too - I promise to always keep it light-hearted and honest - I just keep it real. To read more about me and the reason that I needed an ileostomy please read the about section.
In this blog I share with you stoma advice (I am not to replace that of your stoma nurse or Drs), hints & tips, stoma life-hacks, support, articles and printables to help make each day of living with a stoma easier by not being alone. I also cover an array of topics suited to living with a chronic illness.
Connect with me via social media where I microblog about life with a chronic and terminal health condition. I share the real, the raw and the mundane. You'll meet me husband Russ and our gorgeous furbaby Dusty too.
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One thing I cannot stress enough is that if you are having issues with your bowel and it isn’t your normal bowel habits, please see your doctor and get checked. If caught early enough, 90% of bowel cancers can be treated.