Sunday, June 5th, 2016. Another Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis has passed. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to go again this year!
I had been invited to speak in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA as part of a patient event called P2PEP (Patient 2 Patient Education Project) on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The event was hosted by the University of Michigan IBD Team and was led by Dr. Peter Higgins.
Between March 13-16th, 2016 I was able to take my first flight in over 20 years. It was not only my first flight in decades, but it was my first time traveling with an ostomy and as a vegan.
In this post, I’ll be detailing my experience, as well as explain why I was even in South Africa!
This is a topic that I really wish I could have written sooner, as I know many ostomates have trouble building confidence after their surgery.
The World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) will be hosting their international conference in Cape Town, South Africa this March 13-16th. The conference will attract stoma nurses, doctors, ostomy supply manufacturers – oh, and did I mention I’ll be speaking there?
Another year is has passed, and what a year it’s been!
It still amazes me that so much can get done in so little time, and 2015 was no exception! Much of the hard work that went into VeganOstomy in 2014 has started to pay off, and this year has a lot to show for the efforts.
October 3rd, 2015 – World Ostomy Day! Wow has time come and gone since our last World Ostomy Day, but … Read more
I dedicate this post to my friends who haven’t been able to catch a break because of IBD.
Through my blog, I’ve tried to share ways that can help improve the quality of life for someone with an ostomy. While I also have Crohn’s Disease, I handled my flares poorly, and so I can’t offer much help to those who are suffering with IBD at this very moment.
I’ll be honest, I have no idea where the last year went, but it’s been two years since my ileostomy surgery on August 21st, 2013. Two years since I willingly gave up my diseased colon, and traded it for an ostomy bag – it was the best decision at the time, and I have zero regrets to this day.
Sunday June 7th, 2015 was the 20th Annual GUTSY Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, and I had the pleasure of doing the walk again this year.