June 2019: Our three most popular blog posts of the month

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Spring has come to an end and summer has finally arrived! Which means it's time to soak up inspiration from our most popular blog posts of the month.

[1] "So much of my life has changed since having ileostomy surgery."

Alice Seymour had colostomy surgery in 2017 because of severe Crohn’s disease. Since this was to be permanent, she was a little anxious. Knowing others might feel the same, Alice wrote about what she learned from her experience.

Read: 10 important things I’ve learned about being a new ostomate

[2] "Now I feel it's my turn to spread the good word about being an ostomate."

Leah Nikki was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 20-years-old and had ostomy surgery in 2008. The one phrase she's hears over and over again is... "I don’t know how you do that. I could never do it.” Knowing surgery is meant to save our lives, Leah points out just a few reasons why living with an ileostomy is awesome (and sometimes downright hilarious).

Read: Five very good reasons why it's awesome to have an ostomy

[3] "I don’t define my life by the bag taped to my abdomen."

Jeanne Danga was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 1977 and her biggest fear was needing surgery. But now that she's lived with an ileostomy for 20 years, Jeanne wanted to share why she feels grateful for her ostomy in an effort to help others who are struggling.

Read: My ostomy is something that happened to me, but it's not who I am

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