What is Ostomonday?
You may have seen the hash tag #Ostomonday bouncing around Twitter or Instagram or YouTube, and it’s basically a way of encouraging fellow ostomates to share their experiences of living with an ostomy, or even family or friends of people with an ostomy.
Every Monday, I will either Tweet a question or post a YouTube video, in order to get more people talking.
My hope is that it will be as normal as wearing glasses or a hearing aid.
That is something I want to promote. It shouldn’t be seen as something taboo. It shouldn’t be seen as something derogatory. It’s something that a surprisingly large amount of people live with every day. And I hope that talking more openly about it will raise awareness in a positive and socially-acceptable way.
Read my own ostomy story here.