We got this message in from goforawalk who asked us to share it with you all.
Hello fellow Ostamates and Friends ,
My Name is Bob im a 73 year old who lives in Lancaster. I would like to tell my story about living with a Stoma. I suffered from Ulcerative Colitis for over twenty years- lots of time off work , severe depression , etc etc. Then on 28th sept 2004 after asking for a illeostomy several times, I was told i could have one, and I did. And guess what? I have never looked back. My life is just perfect- like everyone else I have had a few ups and downs but I can go on holidays with my wife Hazel , and dont worry about things.m
My hobbies are walking and photography. I walk in all sorts of weather and all sorts of terrain. The main reason I'm telling this is that there is life after a A Stoma. TRY AND ENJOY IT ! Please don't keep everything to yourself , dont be embarrased about asking for help.
I'm sending a couple of photos. If can do it , I'm sure you can.
Enjoy life Bob
Hi Bob, so pleased your life has change for the better, welcome to A bigger life