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flchurchlady
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   Posted 5/9/2008 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been at my new job for three weeks now and found out yesterday that our Receptionist had been out sick last year for a couple of months. While she was training me on the phones today, I casually asked her what happened with her health.

She told me that she had an infection in her fallopian tubes that caused her to have a hysterectomy. While she was in surgery, the surgeon found a large benign tumor attached to her intestine. She had to have it removed and her bowel re-sectioned. I could tell she was embarrassed to talk about it, so I told her that I could completely sympathize with her, because I've had bowel surgery, too! She couldn't believe it.

We both laughed, compared scars, and shared stories of spending weeks in the hospital without being able to eat anything but ice chips. It was one of those moments where two people connected because of a shared experience. I believe we're going to become good friends. :-)

Has something similar happened to you? I'd love to hear your stories!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Small Bowel Obstruction Surgery in '08, caused by adhesions.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


summerstorm
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   Posted 5/9/2008 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
that's so great! well not the sickness parts of it, but that you found a new friend, and one that can really understand what you have gone through and what not.

ME!
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   Posted 5/11/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow Cece! I think that's a good confirmation you are at the right job :)
Control is an illusion. The only control we have is our response to people and situations. - Kim Martin


Indabag
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   Posted 5/12/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes I think the guy upstairs gives us these wonderful surprises!
Indabag
 
Ileostomy since August 2005.
As result of surgery (modified whipple) for necrotising pancreatitis. Removal of gallbladder, 2/3 of pancreas, resections of large and small intestines. Massive infection. 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 5/13/2008 4:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Richard,
I agree. He's good that way, isn't He? :-)
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