There they are, two lovely ostomates sitting happily in a park, absorbing in all the sunlight, throwing sticks to their dog. Suddenly runs in a homeless guy, grabs his expensive leather jacket, and off he runs again. Ostomates start running, heavily breathing giving up in about 150 meters with severe muscle cramps.
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In May of 2017, as I was climbing home by the stairs, I had the feeling that I needed to go urgently to the WC. I arrived, and got into service thinking “little diarrhea.” When I finished and looked at the presumed diarrhea, I got scared, it was not so: it was blood, and filled the toilet bowl.
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I remember watching all different kinds of ostomy bags in proctology ambulance. I could not imagine that such monstrosity should be attached to my stomach. I thought nobody would like me walking naked around the apartment with a poop sack. I secretly cried in the night, hoping my intestine would hang on. Continue reading “I have an ostomy, I am no longer beautiful #FakeNews, Tereza Nagyová”
Times are changing. The society is slowly finding out, that relying on miraculous pills, treatments, surgeries in many cases is not sufficient. That the stressful trend in today’s lifestyle helps to trigger health issues, and further enhances them, is a known fact. Occasional salads, gym visit, summer holidays, maybe a massage… that’s just not enough. We have to work on it. All day, every day. Continue reading “Why illness, when we can change, Tereza Nagyová”
I love to eat. Actually, I like to eat so much I sometimes feel I will explode. Not ideal, I know, but it’s so good! I have a very serious relationship with food ever since I dropped fear and started walking on my 1st birthday trying to catch mom carrying snacks. With this attitude it’s not surprising that dealing with Crohn’s and ostomy did not stop me from eating what I want and when I want. Except in times of bad illness outbreaks. Continue reading “Senseless low-residue diet aka hoax about food, Tereza Nagyová”
Life is like a never-ending roller coaster ride. Slow ascent, moments of calm, then headlong down, careful turn, and slowly up. The phases alternate like on a treadmill. Trying to keep in the same speed level of life is impossible. Out of nowhere comes information and we are forced to react immediately. Continue reading “Resting is not slacking, Tereza Nagyová”
Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from mouth to anus. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, and tiredness. Continue reading “Freakin illness, Tereza Nagyová”
I believe travelling with an ostomy is many times easier than without it. You just need to follow couple basic rules and all goes smooth. Continue reading “Travelling with ostomy is impossible – FakeNews!, Tereza Nagyová”
Actually, I don‘t even know why we fear ostomy so much. Yeah, from esthetical point of view it’s not the most wanted accessory. Sure, switching your anus to your belly and defecating into a bag is bizarre. Mainly, when that topic is the last thing you want to discuss with a friend or a colleague. We all like to talk about food and cooking, never about its’ last stop… Continue reading “Ostomy is not the end of the world, Tereza Nagyová”
It’s been 13 years since I’ve been sharing my body with Crohn’s disease. Our coexistence was most of the time quite harsh, I’ve had over 40 anesthesias and my whole colon gone. Living with stoma began in 2012 with a colostomy, which, after complications in 2017, switched to ileostomy. I had a lot of years when I did not like my body or my life. Having Crohn’s since 18 years of age is not much fun…
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