Something new: Heidi’s words on paper

The September 2012 issue of The Phoenix, the official publication of the United Ostomy Associations of America, features a new column called Ostomy Outdoors. It is authored by none other than Heidi, who shares a bit about her post-surgery trail running experience.

Great job, Heidi!

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8 thoughts on “Something new: Heidi’s words on paper

  1. Way to go, Heidi. You have overcome obstacle after obstacle and remain positive and productive. What a great role model!

  2. I just discovered your site from the article in Phoenix. I came to check out your blog as soon as I saw the article. I live in the Sierras in Calif., so I’ve been able to enjoy some outdoor activities here. I’ve done some trail running, hiking and back packing, and I’ve even bagged a few peaks in the area, although I haven’t ever gone climbing with all the gear. I’ve been doing alot of road biking the last couple summers as I haven’t been able to run or hike as much as I’d like. I ski, downhill and x-country in the winter. I’ve had an ileostomy for a long time but I’ve tried not to let it be an issue. I really appreciate your willingness to share your experiences, It helps me to have a sense of not being alone

    1. Hi Lew,

      It is great to hear from someone who has had an ostomy for a long period of time and loves to do so many of the same outdoor activities. So far, I have not found one thing that my ostomy has stopped me from doing. Sure, there are some adjustments that have to be made, but nothing that would ever get in the way of me enjoying my favorite activities and living life to the fullest.

      I used to work as an interpretive naturalist in Yosemite and love the Sierras. Such gorgeous country.

      Thanks for the comment!

      Cheers,
      Heidi

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