Crohn's Disease Sufferer Proudly Shows Off Colostomy Bag in Bikini Photos

‘I never thought I’d feel confident enough to wear a bikini again...’

27/05/2016 12:44 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:53 PM AEST

A woman is showing off her bikini body after a lifesaving operation left her with a colostomy bag.

Heather Grant, 23, from St Helens, Merseyside, was diagnosed with Crohn's disease - a type of inflammatory bowel disease - last July, after three years of crippling pain.

In December, Heather underwent a lifesaving operation to remove part of her bowel but complications caused a deadly amount of fluid to build up in her stomach.

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