This weekend I was surfing the net and stumbled upon an ostomy blog written by 20 year old Amy Robson called Living With Stacey Stoma. As I started to read I felt myself getting hooked on Amy’s lively and energetic writing style, which in itself is a reflection of her own lifestyle with her stoma. I found I was reading post after post, and before I knew it an hour had past.
Amy is clearly an advocate of ostomy support for younger ostomates which is a subject I’m passionate about myself as I was only a year older than her when I had my own ostomy formed well over 17 years ago now, and to be honest the support for younger ostomates has not improved much since then – especially if you discount online ostomy support – and so it’s a subject that needs it’s drums banging regularly to show that it still requires attention.
Living with Stacey Stoma was created in August 2011 when Amy’s stoma – Stacey- was created. The blog covers Amy’s ostomy adventures literally from the start with a post made on Day 1 post-op and on a fairly regular basis onwards. Her posts contain lots of information and advice through Amy’s posting of issues as she encounters them, and overcomes them, as well as giving us a window into her emotions at the time.
As for the present day, Amy is 15 months on from her surgery and has started her first year at university. She’s currently undergoing tests related to bowel obstruction, as well as posting about how the obstructions has affected her and Stacey the Stoma.
So, if you are looking for some ostomy-related blogging to read, or if you want to join Amy on her ostomy adventures then I can highly recommend this blog. And for the Facebooker’s amongst you Amy has also joined forces with fellow-ostomate Meg Price and created the My Bag & I group.