19 Jan Mike’s First and Last Blog Post
So a little while ago my best friend/boyfriend/exboyfriend Mike decided he wanted to write a blog about ostomies. It took me a little while to get around to posting it, but here it is…
“I’ve never written a blog before, and I do not intend on making it a habit. My roommate/best friend Josh and I have known Jess since the first day in first year. We lived in the same residence, down the hall from each other. About three days after moving in, I began to pester Jess to go on a date with me, but she seemed to find every way to avoid it. Eventually after the multiple rejections, we became extremely close. One day, she gave me a slight run down on her ostomy, and everything that went with it. I then proceeded to research for a few hours about Crones disease and having an ostomy.
In fact, soon after I learned about it, I spent another few hours researching where to get an ostomy cover (I didn’t know how comfortable Jess was with it, so I thought if she was self conscious it might be nice to have one of these covers, I think she has used it all of one time).
Fast forward through to the end of second year, and the beginning of this past summer, Jess and I began dating. Not a surprise to pretty much everyone who knew us.
Dating a girl that has an ostomy is absolutely no different than dating a girl without. In fact, the rare time that Jess feels self conscious about it I tell her, “I chose bag over no bag” . It interferes with absolutely nothing within our relationship. It is part of who Jess is, and I think it has made her into the strong, outspoken, charismatic person that she is today.
I’m not going to lie, I was uncomfortable with the campaign when I first saw the pictures. Jess had already been in a few Western newspaper issues, pictures that I would occasionally find hanging on my friend’s walls. I eventually got over it, I am proud of her for everything that she has done.
I guess the moral of my first, only, last blog is, I will never be able to relate to anyone about having an ostomy, but it affects nothing about who that person is, if anything it adds to who they are. Awareness about ostomies and the like is something that has changed my life, and I am proud that it is such a large part of Jess’. That’s about all I have to say, apparently business kids cannot write essays or blogs or anything of substance in Jess’ opinion.
P. S. I know that at least one person would like a shout out on my only blog ever….Hi Josh.”