from the pits to the pitch

There is always something that encourages me to write a particular blog post. What helped inspire this one was a comment from someone asking how I play Gaelic with an ileostomy and the fact that I’m playing in a 2nd county final in 3 years this Sunday.

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A stoma doesn’t have to be The End

Yesterday a court ruled that a patient with serious bowel issues should be allowed to die because he didn’t want to live with a permanent stoma. According to his mother he ‘lost his spice’ with a stoma and worried about not ‘finding a woman’. I have to address that I don’t know the ins and outs of the story, the patient had made an advanced decision and in the end that decision was his own to make.

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