Travelling with a stoma +reversal update

Sorry I haven’t posted much this week, we’ve been so busy I just haven’t had a chance to do any updates. So, we went to Holland for a week. We stayed with friends and went to a LAN party Friday through to Sunday which was held in a school (so plenty of space, power outlets and free hot drinks from the machines). We had a really great time there and I can’t wait to go back again. We went to Amsterdam to visit the Rijks Museum and the Anne Frank House which were both very interesting and moving. I had a fantastic time over there and was really sad to leave last night but I guess reality ensued. Anyway, as for how my stoma behaved, it was fine. Even when I ate a few things I probably shouldn’t have (onions ect), it didn’t cause any issues. Going through security on the way out there was easy (no questions, no pat down ect) and going through on the way back was fine too despite having a pat down (which they do for everyone). The Security guard who patted me down was fine when I told her I had an ostomy and said she even had a friend who has one. It’s amazing how common they are, we just don’t notice them on other people. So, now I’m back in the UK for the foreseeable future and I return to work again tomorrow which’ll be fun (Read: not).

In other news, I have a date for my reversal surgery! I’ll have the first one to form the J-pouch in June and, provided it goes well, I’ll have the final one to reversal my stoma completely in August/September time.

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