I don’t have Crohns, nor do I have an Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Heck, I probably don’t even have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I have Endometriosis and I have had an ostomy. Two, actually.

We all know surgical complications happen, but we never expect them to happen to us.

Until they do. 

Six days post op from laparoscopic abdominal surgery for Endometriosis, I was readmitted to hospital after my bowel perforated. I underwent emergency surgery and woke with a Colostomy Bag affectionately named Billy. Nine months later, Billy decided he’d like a change of scenery and underwent his transition into an Ileostomy. Four months after that, Billy decided the winds had changed and that it was time for his final reversal.

You know the saying “sometimes all you can do is laugh?”

Well that is pretty much my life motto!

If I don’t laugh I’ll most certainly cry, and that’s no fun for anyone, so join me as I attempt to laugh at pretty much everything life throws my way.

Love, Rourke.

4 thoughts on “Billy

  1. Julie says:

    Thanks Rouke for posting all this. It is so brave or you and insite we all need to hear. Xx think of you. You are missed at Uni!


  2. Laura says:

    I was just thinking about you since we both had very similar stories…at same time in our lives…almost exact actually! It has been years since my ileostomy reversal but i still dread the memories and survival mode we both encountered.

    You helped me get through a horrific time in my life and made me feel not so alone. Not sure I ever told you this, but Thank you xox

    Endometriosis sucks!!!

    Laura MacEachern
    Sydney Nova Scotia


    • lifeafterbilly says:

      😭😭 thank you!!!

      How are you going? I had forgotten about the blog I had on this site! Funny because I’ve been thinking about writing on the Facebook blog again but I think it’s too public at this stage of my life. Maybe I will delete all identifying images and start again haha.



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