Wow! What a week. I can’t believe everything that’s happened! In just one week I’ve been in the Daily Mail, the Metro, The Mirror, I appeared on BBC Sussex Radio, there have been articles in Brazil, Belgium, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, USA, Indonesia, Taiwan, France, Japan… the list goes on! I’m going to be writing a piece for The Huffington Post next week, alongside appearing on an Australian radio show!
Although… doesn’t it just go to show how taboo the subject is. Many of the headlines approached the fact I’d written about still having sex, still taking pictures, still wearing bikinis… as if going to the toilet in a different way meant I’d lost all life in me!
I’m glad word spread and so many people got involved in the story though. I can’t thank everyone enough for all of the amazing support and the positive attitude the articles have received! I just want to cry with happiness! The amount of awareness for ostomy and IBD that has been raised the past couple of days is phenomenal. I couldn’t be more proud. So thank you so so much for taking the time to read about the condition, my blog and my story! I hope it will encourage others to speak out and to enjoy life a little more, without the fear and the nerves that perhaps that perhaps once imprisoned them.
I have had so so many emails which I will be replying to over the next week, so please bare with me! But thank you for confiding in me, I feel truly honoured that people have taken the time to write and have trusted me with their story. Some of the messages have made me well up quite a bit… I’ll be one big emotional mess by the time I finish reading!
Thank you all so much. I don’t feel I deserve quite as much attention as I have received, but I feel absolutely blessed that word has gotten out about my blog and even one person may be helped.