Thursday, 11 August 2016

Dear inappropriate lady with your colostomy bag at the pool today... WOW

I refrained from commenting as all I had were curse words - calmer now.

IBD is an inappropriate and inconvenient disease for those that live with it. It's inappropriate to leave the table at meal time or drop your shopping in a store to run to the toilet. It's inappropriate to live your life around bag changes, the nearest toilet, sore skin, leakages, blockages and in constant fear of being judged.

Quite frankly having an ostomy is often a hindrance to those living with it but it's far better than the alternative - death. We know they aren't pretty but we also have to live with the hand we've been dealt and it takes courage to be able to bare your battered and broken body to the world and say "this is me." *claps for the lovely lady by the pool*

After having a lot of life stolen by a disease, why should someone then not live the rest of it when they are able? Not take sun holidays or have sweat to death by the pool?

This inappropriate man with his inappropriate remarks just proves we have a long way to go to remove the stigma of life saving appliances.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Yes I have IBD, but Ynot go to a festival?

Other than getting fed up of seeing stupid, off their tits teenagers and the fact that I am not really a fan of people full stop, and there were sooo many of them, I had a fantastic time at Ynot festival!

Pitched the tent as close to the toilets as possible - standard! It was also pouring with rain when we arrived - also standard.

Truth be told, lack of phone signal sucked... food was overpriced and mainly disgusting and I actually did miss the man in my life LIKE CRAZY the whole time (which was, quite frankly unexpected)! The portaloos were the worst I have EVER seen by far and there was not one time the whole weekend when any I went to had toilet paper! Of course I was prepared but that's not the point!

I had a few hours one morning to myself... just to be away from people. I got up early and sat on the grass whilst there weren't many others up. The joy of not being a drinker is not hangover!

Noel Gallagher was brilliant (when he was playing Oasis tracks) and Madness were fantastic!