Hiya, I’m Amy & I’m 23 years old. I have a permanent Ileostomy.
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at age 7, going on to have a diagnosis of Severe Crohn’s Colitis (Crohn’s of the large intestine/colon instead of Crohn’s, as it is typically known, in the small intestine) aged 17.
I underwent Panproctocolectomy Surgery August 2011 –>Permanent Ileostomy formed – ‘Stacey Stoma!’ 😀 During my surgery, they discovered a large mass on my Transverse Colon, which left me within inches of my life and meant that surgery took longer. If I hadn’t had my surgery then, chances are it would have burst and done some serious, threatening damage. I am SO lucky to be here! 🙂
I work full-time & also go to college, where I am studying towards gaining my Association of Accounting Technician’s qualification. I love my career & am very focused.
I enjoy going out for meals, seeing friends, travelling, spending time with my family, shopping, singing, photography, doing my hair and make up 😀, going to concerts & gigs, blogging, music, studying, going for walks, evening walks on the beach, kicking Crohn’s Disease in the backside 😀 and helping other people.
This blog is about my experiences living with my stoma & also covers general things as well about my life & my interests. Questions about IBD and my life in general as a young person with an ileostomy are welcome, as well as comments you have about my blog, but please be constructive! 🙂
If you would like to get in touch with me, please feel free to e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org.