Hi you awesome peeps, my name is Erin, I am 36 years old and have been living with an ileostomy on and off since I was 26, I have been permanent since I was 29. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (UC) in 2006, very long story short, by the end of 2009 I had endured twelve surgeries, four stomas, fistulas, a j-pouch and am now the proud owner of my very own barbie butt. I aim to be positive all the time but don't always succeed, so you know I am human. Feel free to read more about my story HERE or check out anyone of the MEDIA features for a more in-depth view from numerous angles. In short, I am alive because of Squish (my stoma, yes I named him, check out my reasons why HERE). Having an ileostomy gives me the opportunity to do anything I choose too, although some additional preparation or forethought may be needed. I do my best to share my experiences and journey with you through my blog and various social media accounts or You Tube channel.
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