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.
SANDY BEACH, 02
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
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