05 Dec Oh The Ignorance
Sometimes the human race makes me mad.
I’m sitting at my kitchen table doing work with my friend Sarah. Last night Sarah and I filmed a video blog about ignorance in relation to ostomies.
Sarah is now talking to a friend of hers about my ostomy after she told him about the video we filmed. She tried to explain what it is and how it works. Her friend proceeded to go on about how gross it is and how model shots “can make anyone look pretty.” It didn’t matter to him, after she explained it, that my ostomy saved my life. It’s gross, right?
Sometimes spreading awareness about ostomies is not just about explaining how they work but it’s about telling people what they’ve saved someone from; being bedridden, unable to eat, pain, and in cases like mine-death.
This is just another reason why the UO campaign is so important. It’s not just about supporting other ostomates with their problems or telling people that you have one or explaining what it does. It’s explaining why we have them.
I know I’m glad I have mine. No matter how it works.
PS: That’s Sarah in the video :]