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nene205
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 11/15/2008 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
 Hey guys, Here's hoping that you all are coping tonight. I just wanted to express my thanks for being able to say that it has been one year and three months since I had my total colectomy. I am thankful that life is so much better now that my little stoma is taking care of business. UC had almost killed me, but  I'm here to say my life has been given back to me.You guys have been a great help to me also and I thank you so much. Happy Thanksgiving!!! blush

peggy113
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   Posted 11/15/2008 3:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Nene,

No thanks needed. That is what this forum is all about. Just remember -- pay it forward, as you do. It is so nice to hear good news, and that life with an ostomy can be fulfilling and healthy. Of course, if one was given the opportunity of having a normal, healthy functioning digestive tract, chances are you'd never say, " Geez, I want to have surgery and have an ostomy!" However, those that vist this forum aren't usually in that position and life can be fullfilling and painfree even with as ostomy, right? Though there may be struggles, and some uphill challenges, they are only "opportunities", as my old boss would say. So when we are given lemons, we make Long Island Ice Teas.... oops, jk, we make lemonade and just go on and enjoy life.

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. We hope to be moved into our new home on the 22nd, to celebrate our first Thanksgiving there. Don't eat too much - I know that I certainly WILL.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 11/15/2008 5:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Nene, so glad to hear you're happy and healthy. I'm thankful for my ostomy, too, and for everyone on this forum. When you said Thanksgiving, my stoma (Paloma) got really happy! She loves a good, turkey dinner with all the fixin's! smilewinkgrin We sure do have a lot to be thankful for.
Peggy, so happy you have a move in date... only one week from today!! I'm doing my happy dance!! yeah

L, Cece
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 11/15/2008 5:42 AM (GMT -6)   

It will be a happy Thanksgiving...LIVING with our beloved stomas, new homes and babies!!!  It definately isn't the way I thought I would be living my life but it beats being home bound and chained to a toilet!!!  Looking  back, the only thing I would have changed....I would have done it sooner :-)

 


summerstorm
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   Posted 11/15/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Peggy thatsawesome about your house

peggy113
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   Posted 11/15/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys! It's for real!!!

DH and I are going thru our closets, slimming down and donating to Goodwill. Tomorrow, our friend is coming in from OH til Wednesday morning to help us. She will be a huge help when it comes to helping me make decisions on some stuff.

As this move date approaches, it is highly likely that I will be Off Line for a short time. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


nene205
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 302
   Posted 11/15/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Peggy,
I am so glad you are finally moving into your new house.Thank goodness for the joys of life. Wish we all could give you a housewarming.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 11/15/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Peggy!! Have a WONDERFUL holiday season! Make sure you and Hubby take it easy when necessary so you can really enjoy the new home:)

vette guy
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 650
   Posted 11/16/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
....and, unlike previous Thanksgivings....don't be afraid to eat too much this year. You've earned it!!!!!
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