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Here's to not letting your illness and stoma hold you back

You're just getting better and better and better. Keep going!

Thinking back to this time last year. I was miserable in a job I hated and was going through tests for secondary infertility. Now look what I have! Cooper is 7-weeks-old. I was just back from a run (note: I did not run dressed like this! I wore a top as well 🤣).

Baby's face is like "Ewww mummy, you're all sweaty!"

Baby's face is like "Ewww mummy, you're all sweaty!"

Love my high waisted running leggings though! I also have some amazing ones from Tikiboo if anyone is into funky leggings. And wearing my high waisted knickers from Vanilla Blush underneath for extra support.

My first surgery was in May 2011 because of Crohn’s disease and was then made permanent shortly thereafter in September. Life after this sort of surgery can be hard and sometimes we feel restricted by what to wear. As women, we still want to feel attractive and appealing to others. Together with my friends Becky and Amy we started Osto-MY Fashion, a closed Facebook group designed for females ostomates to share fashion tips, experiences, hints, and outfits so others know they can still be fashionable and wear what they like with a stoma.

So, the next time you're feeling stressed, stuck, pissed off, or pissed on — kick those negative thoughts out and start thinking happy thoughts about your ostomy!