I kept having to drop semesters of school for surgery.On top of this, I once had a temporary ileostomy before, and IThe bags themselves aren’t sexy, but they definitely aren’t ugly.
It takes time for your mind to adjust and accept what has happened to you and your body; whether you can manage to even “fake” the confidence for a little while, it will become reality.And this reality is so much better than the fear and insecurity I used to feel.It’s not custom now to meet people randomly anymore.As I began dating, I left out my ostomy on the first date. If a second date emerged, I started telling people on the second date.They match my skin tone, so they don’t stand out too much.
So I decided I was going to “fake it ‘till I made it.” I wasn’t totally confident with showing off my bag, but I tried my hardest to make myself get used to it.He came often to the hospital to see me but I was so embarrassed.Mostly because of the weight I was losing and how sick I looked.I am 28 years old and have been single since I was 21 years old.I have dated throughout the years but never had a serious relationship since my early twenties. I dated a little bit with my illness but that was a challenging time.I was trying to manage my illness while dealing with self-esteem and chronic pain issues.