I’m a Teacher and I have an Ostomy
“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream, and how you handle disappointment along the way.” Robert Kiyosaki
I have worked in a school for the past 10 years. I started my career in a high school and now I am in my third year at a middle school.
Currently I work as a special education paraprofessional. I’m basically a teacher’s assistant. In two years, I will graduate college with my special education teaching license.
But wait, you’re a teacher and you have an ostomy? How can that be? Doesn’t your ostomy get in the way of teaching? Don’t the kids see it?
Yes, I’m a teacher and I have an ostomy!
Having an ostomy does not hinder me in any way. It doesn’t hold me back from pursuing my dream of teaching special needs children.
My ostomy does not get in the way of my teaching. The students don’t even know that I have it!
When I worked in the high school I did tell one student about my surgery because he was concerned about his dad who was having a colonoscopy.
The kids cannot see my ostomy.
Sometimes my tummy makes a noise, but I just say, “Excuse me!” and move on.
So, yes, I am a teacher and I have an ostomy. Having an ostomy does not mean you can’t live out your professional dreams!
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs