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Just because the sign shows a wheelchair doesn’t mean everyone who needs to use the disabled loos has one (Picture: Getty)
The Stone Roses played at the Etihad stadium in Manchester last week and it was epic.
As a life long fan, it was emotional to see a band who were so important to me when I was getting into music and even better to share it with my husband, friends and 15-year-old son.
But, yet again, disability ignorance struck when I needed to use the toilet with my ostomy bag.
An ostomy bag is a medical device worn to collect waste from the body through a stoma, which is part of the intestine showing through a surgical hole in the abdomen.
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It needs to be emptied regularly and can require changing out in public if it leaks.
I was having an amazing time, till I felt a dampness on my tummy so headed off to the toilets, but unfortunately I forgotten my radar key, so I asked a staff member if I could…