I do hope you are all set for the white-bearded, red-suited big-man to break into your houses tonight; hopefully you have all been good girls and boys this year!? I’m just wondering how on earth he is going to get the BMW 6-Series I’ve asked for, down the chimney. Failing that, I have already received the most amazing gift this year – my ileostomy back in February. This will be my very first Christmas with my trusty little side-kick and I can’t wait to make up for all the Christmases that I missed out on. Its going to be amazing just to see my little girl’s face, watching her un-wrap her presents without me being glued to the toilet. I’ve gone all-out this year; we’re dining out at a restaurant tomorrow to take the stress out of the day for everyone and I have a new sparkly dress to wear and fresh sparkly nails. My OstoBear Bella even has a beautiful Christmas-themed outfit to wear.
Anyway, I just wanted to take this opportunity, before the festivities begin, to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Granted, life with a stoma isnt always plain-sailing and sadly our illness’ or ostomy related issues don’t call cease-fire for special occasions. To those of you going through troubled times, I hope you are able to enjoy the festive season and that it is as pain-free and leak-free as possible. Don’t forget that we are always here at Stomawise to discuss any Ostomy related issues and you can contact myself personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s my daughter Chloe’s bedtime now, so we are going to raid the cupboards to find Santa and the reindeer a midnight snack and beverages for when they stop-off later tonight.
Have a truly magical time! Rachel xxx