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Geoff Lester | Photography by Angela McConnell

Another Update

I have been super quiet on  my blog lately…life has really just got in the way and I have been struggling to balance all areas of my life. Geoff opted to go ahead with reconstructive surgery after his emergency sub total colectomy last year which resulted in a temporary ileostomy. Read more…

A woman smiles at the camera during a session where she share her ostomy story after IBD and ulcerative colitis diagnosis by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell

Tell your Story – Marisa

It’s so important to tell your story, especially if those stories can help others through a similar experience. Marisa shares her ostomy story after battling IBD and ulcerative colitis. Everyone has a story whether they believe it or not. I really believe in recording these stories for future generations. You Read more…

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The Challenge – an update

An update about Geoff’s journey with his ostomy post surgery. You may remember back in February I posted about a couple of challenges we had faced at the start of 2014.  This post , which included the little hospital stay montage Well we are now coming up for 11 weeks Read more…


The Challenge that is 2014

Today is the second anniversary of our arrival in Toronto. I remember riding in the taxi to the airport on a stunning, clear and sunny 38 degree day. I was desperately sad to be leaving my beloved Melbourne (truly one of my soul cities along with London), but also incredibly Read more…