I just wanted to pop in and say HEY!!! So, HEY!!!!
How has everyone been?!
I cannot tell you how wonderful it's been for me and my family. We are out of crisis and just settling in to a nice (hectic) routine. : )
Since being up and active I have started back to work full-time (I provide in-home counseling for the state and work 45 minutes from home), I started back to another little job I do periodically and am enrolled for the summer session at school! : ) I have began a healthy lifestyle including low calorie diet and daily workout routine...newly starting a kick-butt pump class at least once a week and hopefully another class once I get more limber. I'm going to get rid of all this accumulated weight from pregnancy and prednisone once and for all!!!!
I am a full-time Mommy now! I don't need anyone helping with my son so I can rest or just get something done. I can do it all! Well, as much as a busy Mommy of a toddler can do. : ) We all know that accomplished days may only include a shower (hopefully) and the follow through of some chores and errands. : ) But you know what? I don't care b/c I can do it on my own!
I've experimented with many appliances and feel that b/c I am so active and on the go, I love the Hollister New Image one-piece. I don't know the difference between the one I'm using now and the other I tried but this one has a rubbery flange and it is AWESOME!!! I was sold on ConvaTeck two-piece click system, but the wafer was worthless. I am in love with the M9 deotorizer...the only food that I find a little gross is fish, but sometimes those fillets are worth it!
My stoma's name is Penelope. She enjoys long hot showers and a rinse with each empty. : ) She also is happy that I'm drinking the above average amount of fluid during the day b/c that makes her job much easier. Penelope complains when I skip meals and drink soda...she can be pretty opinionated at times, so when I know I'm going to be in meetings or in public I try to do what I can to keep her happy! : )
Oh! And as for my little project I'm doing on the side, I have yet to make a mock up design, but it's already been decided on what to do, so I just need to get crackin'! Now, this may hurt my future business, but I'm going to plug this anyway. I haven't purchased one yet, but once my tummy is flatter I think I will. There's a beautiful accessory cover called My Heat is Tied and I highly recommend you ladies look it up. It's for intimate moments only, but absolutely beautiful! However, once you want to invest in some beautiful accessory covers that do not look like they're from a craft mall, please look me up...in about six months. : ) I'm just now gaining energy back and enjoying the rat race. However, my up and coming business is always on my mind, so once my designs are for sale you guys have got to check them out! Oh, and if you have any requests please email me, b/c I have dozens myself but you guys have needs too!!!
Anyway, I hope you guys are all doing well and out enjoying your lives!!! Again, your advice and support was what got me through my decision and ultimately the most trying time of my life. I look back and though it was a long road, it's over and already close to being forgotton. I just have an accessory and scars from staph infections to prove that it wasn't all a bad dream. I'm going to glamourize my scars with gorgeous tattoos. My first tattoo is one of my rewards to hitting a lower weight goal. : )
Please feel free to email me anytime! YOU GUYS ARE GREAT!!!!!!!!!
: ) Robin
: ) Robin
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open." -Unknown