HAPPY BAG-AVERSARY TO ME!
12 years ago, today, I had my ostomy surgery.
It's not hard to believe that it's been so long because, 12 years later, I can't really remember what it was like to not have my ostomy. I've had my bag for so long that is...
5 years ago, today (Oct 3), I was sitting on the floor at the front door of my university apartment with my computer on my lap.
I don't remember much of that moment, but in a daze of necessary hurry, I dropped everything and opened up my...
I have been alive for 11 years.
For 11 years, I've been able to think.
For 11 years, I've been able to grow.
For 11 years, I've been able to learn.
For 11 years, I've been able to eat.
For 11 years, I've been able to live.
11 years ago, today,...
That's the sound I awoke to from my cell phone at 6:30am.
"Good morning. Wishing you a Happy 9th Bagiversay! So proud of what you have accomplished."
That was the message I received from my mother at 6:30am. What a sweetie.
Today is my 9th bday. My 9th...
Once again, I forgot about my bag-aversary.
As of yesterday, I have had my ostomy for 8 years.
I guess it’s a good thing that I keep forgetting about this day because my ostomy is just another part of my body. I don’t have a day to...
One year ago today Uncover Ostomy was born.
Launched on Canadian World Ostomy Day 2009, UO was a project aimed to spread awareness and break down the social stigmas surrounding ostomies.
It was an idea I had come up with for a grade 12 media project that...
As of January 31st, 2010- I have had my ostomy for 7 years.
Wow, it's so weird to think about. I actually remember the month before and after surgery like it was yesterday. I remember almost everything I saw, felt, and had to learn. I...