Talya Feeling Ostomistic

Patient Leader

I started my blog early 2013 when I was 21, after learning I had early stages of bowel cancer and required my entire large bowel to be removed. I was struggling to find information relatable for a young female living with a stoma and thought I mightn't be the only one feeling alone. So I started my blog in hopes of sharing my journey to help others. I am terminal with cancer, so I am living my life to the fullest and enjoying each day. I have a bucket list of things I want to do and having fun trying to achieve those. One thing I was proud to launch was "The Ostomistic Life" a first of it's kind online magazine dedicated to young ostomates to help them navigate life with an ostomy.

Location

SANDY BEACH, 02

Nominations

Health Activist Hero Hilarious Health Activist Best Kept Secret

I am living with a rare terminal cancer and while I raise and discuss important topics such preparing for a colonoscopy, I write with humour and wit. I don't write with the intention of being funny but readers have commented that it makes them smile and relate.  — Talya

I started my blog when I first found out I needed an ostomy and found it hard to find relatable information for a young female. As my disease and chronic illness has progressed I now write about different aspects of illness and help raise awareness of important topics. I've had several people tell me that without my blog they mightn't have made it.  — Talya

Talya writes about what it's like to be a young woman living with terminal cancer. She writes honestly about the medical and emotional aspects of bowel cancer. She is brave and beautiful.  — Carly

Talya Feeling Ostomistic

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