Greetings fellow "Gladbaggers"---YES I am a Gladbagger!
I had my first colostomy in 1998-then an illeostomy in 2004.
I've had Crohns Disease for 18 years now. And I tell ya--
it is one "Crappy" disease...Literally.
I have no large colon-no rectum-and lost a portion of
the smalll intestine as well--so I am a "bagger" for life.
BUT the good news is--I am alive--I am 54 years "young"
am about to become a Grandma for the first time and am
very pleased that I am no longer "chained" to the toilet.
I am 5'6" and weigh a mere 110 lbs ( been skinny all my life but the disease didn't help)>>>>>>>>>and ladies-----you dont
have to allow this to turn you into a little old lady. I wear
my hipster jeans and crop tops (Yes at my age and WITH the ostomy ).
There are a lot of different styles of "appliances" to choose from.
I wear mini bags..and have no problems.....I wish you all the best
Think POSITIVE!! **I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination***
ATTITUDE---Can make ya or break ya--God Bless!!!
"For those who hope in the Lord shall renew their strength. They will soar on wings as eagles, they will run and not grow weary, walk and not be faint." Isa. 40: 31 & 32