IU patterned Ostomy pouch cover custom made by granny!

Go big red has a whole new meaning

Destigmatising the Colostomy bag - It's not just for old people | Tyranny of Pink

Destigmatising the Colostomy bag - It's not just for old people - Tyranny of Pink

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Fab'rik clothing boutique. I just got this shirt and it's amazing. I know they didn't mean to do this with their designs, but the majority of their dresses, pants, shirts, skirts, etc. work AMAZINGLY well with having an ostomy.

thanks Kirk, super cute stuff and I am LOVING little boutiquey places right now :)

Foods have different meanings for Ostomates. The following Pictionary might help you on your daily diet choices. Enjoy!

Ostomy Diet Pictionary

An ostomy adds a new angle to foods. An Ostomy Diet Pictionary is a creative and informative aid in daily ostomy diet choices.

I wish

I wish people knew that I didn't discuss my health issues for pity! It makes me a human being with feelings.

Cancer awareness ribbons: check the means of different colors of ribbons.

Cancer Awareness Ribbon Guide --- Because EVERY type of cancer is important and deserves awareness and funding for research in order to find a cure!

Ostomy Filters | Ostomy filters come in handy for patients who have an ostomy since odor is a major source of stress for ostomates. Without some means of containing the inevitable gas accumulation in the pouch, it can distend to a point where it creates discharge problems. Read more http://www.stomabags.com/ostomy-filters

Ostomy Filters

Ostomy Filters | Ostomy filters come in handy for patients who have an ostomy since odor is a major source of stress for ostomates. Without some means of containing the inevitable gas accumulation in the pouch, it can distend to a point where it creates discharge problems. Read more http://www.stomabags.com/ostomy-filters

A semicolon is used when a sentence could have ended but the author chose to continue I got this tattoo in the summer not as a representation of mental illness like it is often perceived but rather as a symbol of the fight I've been through. Since my colon was removed the surgeon made me a 'semi colon' instead. So yes I got a tattoo of a pun  but it means so much more to me it is a symbol of my strength growth and courage  My first of many tattoos thanks to the great people at @planetink…

A semicolon is used when a sentence could have ended but the author chose to continue I got this tattoo in the summer not as a representation of mental illness like it is often perceived but rather as a symbol of the fight I've been through. Since my colon was removed the surgeon made me a 'semi colon' instead. So yes I got a tattoo of a pun but it means so much more to me it is a symbol of my strength growth and courage My first of many tattoos thanks to the great people at @planetink…

Eight Sixty Ponte Skirt by Eight Sixty on @HauteLook  Great texture, flirty flare and elasticized waist means you can rest the skirt where you feel comfortable #ostomy #ostomate

Eight Sixty Ponte Skirt by Eight Sixty on Great texture, flirty flare and elasticized waist means you can rest the skirt where you feel comfortable

Everything you need to know about ostomies but were afraid to ask

Everything you need to know about ostomies but were afraid to ask

stoma ileostomy femininity black and white photography creative shoot

When people say, "Wow, at your age?!" or, "I'm so sorry you're dealing with this so young," I know they mean well, but it's so frustrating.  I'm young.  I'm chronically ill.  This is a thing.  I'd love to show my body my ID, but I can't, so let's move on from that.

Autoimmune: please try to hide your surprise at my disease history and my age - I know i'm special, thanks for confirmation.

Ostomy pouching system (also colloquially called a bag) is a medical device prosthetic that provides a means for the collection of waste fro...

Do you know the difference between a Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide? Learn the difference between a CNA and HHA and get the right job.

During surgery to create a stoma, the medical team make a cut in the muscles of the abdomen, around the tummy area.   This makes the muscles weaker around the stoma area, which means a section of the bowel can sometimes push through the muscle wall to form an uncomfortable bulge, or ‘parastomal hernia.’ http://www.salts.co.uk/Support/Living-with/Living-with-a-hernia.aspx#ostomy339

During surgery to create a stoma, the medical team make a cut in the muscles of the abdomen, around the tummy area. This makes the muscles weaker around the stoma area, which means a section of the bowel can sometimes push through the muscle wall to form an uncomfortable bulge, or ‘parastomal hernia.’ http://www.salts.co.uk/Support/Living-with/Living-with-a-hernia.aspx#ostomy339

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