Today is World Ostomy Day and in a week’s time I will be, hopefully, a third of the way through the Lakes in a Day 50 mile ultramarathon. I thought I’d try and answer the question. Why? Why am I doing this? Partly to raise money for Colostomy UK. Partly to raise awareness around life … Continue reading Manbag #19 – Why
Manbag #18 – Stoma
My first piece of post stoma writing that I took to my writing group two weeks post op.
Manbag #17 – Why I Run
Why I run, returning to running post stoma surgery, running and mu mental health.
Manbag #16 – 2nd anniversary – Giving Something Back
It’s my second colostomy anniversary, a scary and reassuring thought. Scary in the speed that time passes. Reassuring that I remember it was a potentially life saving operation and that I do not regret for a minute the decision to not have a reversal and keep my colostomy. So to recognise and celebrate this … Continue reading Manbag #16 – 2nd anniversary – Giving Something Back
Manbag #15 – The 1st Anniversary Edition
One year on – some thoughts looking forward and back on life with a colostomy
Manbag #14 – Up & Running
I don’t normally post a picture of race medals. The race medal normally gets chucked at the bottom of the post race kitbag and languishes there, unloved, until the next race, normally about a year later. But this one is a bit different. Two weeks ago I completed the Langdale Half marathon. It was my … Continue reading Manbag #14 – Up & Running