A New Perspective
At age 37, Tennessean Rennie Beasley found herself with a severe flare-up of Ulcerative Colitis.
After 15 days in the hospital, she underwent ileostomy surgery and recalls feeling blindsided. “I remember thinking, ‘What has happened to me?’”. She did not feel like the same woman, but was determined to regain her confidence.
“My husband and family were incredibly supportive but I had to work through what had occurred. Once I figured out things like my daily routine, my changing routine and the right pouching system, I starting thinking about getting out of the house and living my life.”
First, Rennie did some research and found Ostomysecrets®. She tried a few items, immediately loving the Classic Wrap. It smoothed out the ostomy pouch under her clothes, giving her the confidence to wear just about anything she wanted to wear.
“Recently, I purchased the Illusion Wrap and nearly cried when I tried it on. It was the first ostomy lingerie that gave me back ‘me.’ I can honestly say it’s a confidence booster!”
Now, nearly 18 months after surgery, Rennie has found the balance she needs to deal with the everyday aspects of her ostomy while truly living her life. She enjoys every day without looking back and wondering what life might be like without her ostomy. Rennie has chosen to accept her situation and to take advantage of the tools that can help her live a life of poise and polish.
Thank you, Rennie, for sharing your story!