Just to prove life is not over with a "bag". Guess what I did?
I took Boudoir pictures!!! Hee, Hee. They are tasteful and pretty, and made me feel good about myself again, even with the bag. I'll find one to post to the photo album - don't worry they aren't too risque. Which is why I am sharing this. I am not a skinny supermodel, I have curves thanks to years of steroids, and I have a bag of poop attached to me, but I can still flaunt it!! I so often see posts from people worried about their bodies after ostomies. I really just want to let all of you know that you're all beautiful, and to please know that a bag, or few extra pounds, or a few too little pounds are not enough to change that.
So to all you women out there, life does not end with an Ostomy - you are all still sexy ladies!
(Oh men, too - you guys are still hawt, too!)
So that's my soap box for the day. Love yourselves!
If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is surely not meant for you.
Jo - UC, total colectomy and ileostomy on August 24, 2008.