My name is Alisa and I come from Finland. I have been living with a permanent colostomy for almost a year now. My ostomy is called Stevie the Stoma.
In 2004 (when I was five years old) I got hit by a bus during rush hour, and got a temporary colostomy. It was reversed in 2005, but the long-term effects of the trauma stayed and I developed a painful adhesion in my stomach. A series of problems occurred and fifteen years later I was “running the bathroom marathon”.
In December 2018 I called the clinic and asked to get my ostomy back. They said yes, and I got my current stoma in February 2019.
Getting this ostomy made it possible for me to travel again, date, and apply for university. I started nursing school in the beginning of this year and it has been very interesting. The school and my class-mates know about my ostomy. So far I have taken one blood sample, and learned a lot of things in theory.
I have been through multiple surgeries and done some serious mental gymnastics to get where I am today, and I am beyond excited to hopefully help someone else in the future.
I will share the journey of becoming a nurse with an ostomy here, so stay tuned! Also catch me on Instagram @stomazing or shoot me an email [email protected]
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Hi Mark, the blogs are all back as normal now. Thanks for your patience.
A Bigger Life is currently going through essential updates to make the site work more efficient, some things won't be available during this time but all issues are being worked on currently and I will update you when the blog is available.