Hello!  My name is Dawnette, the voice of Awesome Ostomy.  I’m happily married with 3 kids and a crazy dog named Carl.  A home grown mid-western girl, I love do-it-yourself projects and being surrounded by family.  Cold, long, brutal winters brought us to California, but I desperately  miss Indiana in the fall.

 

I have a permanent colostomy.  Doctors and nurses did a perfectly through  job teaching me how to care for my ostomy.  Weeks after surgery, I began to search for how to LIVE with an ostomy?  Beyond the medical, how do I dress, shower, swim, exercise, travel, live  a normal life?

I’ve battled intestinal illness, since I was 3 months old.  Doctors and Specialists, over several states, were mystified with how to diagnose or treat my illness. Innumerable tests, procedures and treatments continued to be unsuccessful and my condition continued to worsen.  At age 50, I was sent to a University Hospital where I was diagnosed with Gastroparisis and Colonic-inertia. The only treatment option left was a colostomy.

I hate writing.  It’s like a trip to the dentist, a slow painful necessity. The thought of  hours of  blogging is tortuous.  Videos, on the other hand, are like talking to a friend over coffee and pie. (I love pie)  All my videos are shot on my phone, with a $23 tri-pod, in my suburban family room.  No fancy equipment.  No corporate budget.  I’m a small voice, in a small corner of the world, encouraging ostomates to live a big beautiful life!

-Dawnette

Dawnette@AwesomeOstomy.com

AwesomeOstomy.com was born to encourage, inspire and help other ostomates live an awesome ostomy life.  A Non-medical, no-nonsense guide for real life living with an ostomy.

Hello!  My name is Dawnette, the voice of Awesome Ostomy.  I’m happily married with 3 kids and a crazy dog named Carl.  A home grown mid-western girl, I love do-it-yourself projects and being surrounded by family.  Cold, long, brutal winters brought us to California, but I desperately  miss Indiana in the fall.

 

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I have a permanent colostomy.  Doctors and nurses did a perfectly through  job teaching me how to care for my ostomy.  Weeks after surgery, I began to search for how to LIVE with an ostomy?  Beyond the medical, how do I dress, shower, swim, exercise, travel, live  a normal life?

I’ve battled intestinal illness, since I was 3 months old.  Doctors and Specialists, over several states, were mystified with how to diagnose or treat my illness. Innumerable tests, procedures and treatments continued to be unsuccessful and my condition continued to worsen.  At age 50, I was sent to a University Hospital where I was diagnosed with Gastroparisis and Colonic-inertia. The only treatment option left was a colostomy.

I hate writing.  It’s like a trip to the dentist, a slow painful necessity. The thought of  hours of  blogging is tortuous.  Videos, on the other hand, are like talking to a friend over coffee and pie. (I love pie) All my videos are shot on my phone, with a $23 tri-pod, in my suburban family room.  No fancy equipment.  No corporate budget.  I’m a small voice, in a small corner of the world, encouraging ostomates to live a big beautiful awesome life!

-Dawnette

Dawnette@AwesomeOstomy.com

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