Living with the Unexpected

There are over 1,000,000 people living with an ostomy in the United States. I am just one.

Holidays 2015

I was fortunate to go home for Christmas for almost a week.  It was such a wonderful trip.  Christmas Eve and Christmas were spent with my family (my parents, brother, … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment


Out of all the possible issues with an ostomy, hydration is by far my worst enemy.  I can tell immediately when I’ve become dehydrated.  I feel sick to my stomach, … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

“Key to Success”

I’ve felt this need to rush every aspect of my life.  I’ve been going and going that I haven’t taken the time to take a look at all that I’ve … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

World Ostomy Day 2015

World Ostomy Day is October 3, 2015! One of the first comments people make when they hear my medical story is “I am so sorry!” If I’m not sorry for … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 1 Comment


Disclaimer: I am not a “camper”. I prefer hotels, electricity, and running water. On that note, I went camping with my friend and her family. This was my first time … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

New beginnings and challenges

It’s been quite a journey the past few months. I accepted a job in November to move to Orlando, FL working in a hospital on their ortho unit. Well, I … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Life Update

Well, it has definitely been a long time since I have updated this blog.  Quite a lot has happened since my last post in September 2014.  Unfortunately, I can’t relive … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment