Today was the first leak that I’ve had in 5-6 months. I can’t remember the last time that my ostomy actually had a problem. Funny part is that I was going to change it very soon too. Recently I found the process which I believe works best for the wafer to stick to me and even with my level of activity going up, there have been no problems.
The great part about today and the change of attitude that I’ve had to my health, is that it didn’t bother me. I told my client that I would have to reschedule, told my co-worker that I’d be back in about 30-45 minutes and went home to change it.
Usually in the past I would let something like this get me down. I’d call someone to talk to them about it and have to hear them tell me that things will be okay and that it doesn’t matter. Now I just took care of it myself and went back to work, which is where I’m back at now. My mentality about it had to change. Each time I’ve had a leak it has gotten easier and bothered me less. This was the first time I think that I didn’t even have a down moment about a leak.
There is really nothing I can do about it. This is going to be my life and few times a year its going to happen. No one cares and everyone is supportive about it, because they know that this is what has given me my life back. And the fact that something like this may happen a few times a year is not a big deal to me or them now.
Right now I’m feeling great about things. I don’t know if its because I’ve had a great weekend already, maybe its because my health is good, that I’m exercising well right now, or that I still have plans tonight to look forward too. But things aren’t bothering me as much and I think this is the perfect example. It happened, it was taken care of and now its time to continue the day.
Never Stay Quiet!