'Was offered a new job today!!!! Yeah!!!

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vette guy
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   Posted 3/5/2009 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Folks,
I wanted to share the good new with my fellow ostomates. I retired last year at age 47, thinking I would be happy. Boy was I wrong. I'm just not cut out for retirement yet. I don't play golf, even though I live on a gold course. And, what's the point of having a couple of Corvettes when you have no place to go. My wife and all our friends still work, so things were getting quite dull. 
 
After several phone interviews, they flew me out to California where I had 9(that's right....9!) interviews with various vice presidents, department heads, and the CEO of a well known software company. I'm happy to say that, starting in 2 weeks, I will be their National Director of Sales. I'm siked!!! 
 
Though I wanted to share the great news with you, I also wanted to make a point to all the ostomy newbies out there. And that is..... 
 

After your ostomy surgery, the limitations you place on yourself are only in your mind. You can do anything you decide you want to do after your ostomy surgery!!!
 
Regards,
VG

moreglorydays
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   Posted 3/5/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!  It is great to read good news in the midst of all the negative news about the economy these days.  Does this mean you will be moving? You need to celebrate!

scheduled for permanent ileostomy surgery 2/19 proctocolectomy with permanent ileostomy 2/19
tried asacol, rowasa, remicade, humira
currently on 40 mgs. prednisone, 20mgs and tapering every ten days
51 years young


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/5/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Vette Guy, That is GREAT!!! It sounds like you'll be logging some air miles:)

Post Edited (OHIO76) : 3/5/2009 5:27:14 PM (GMT-7)


flchurchlady
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   Posted 3/5/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!! yeah
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


Roddiesgirl
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   Posted 3/5/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome dude!!!...Cheryl

Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
 Reversal surgery scheduled for March 9/09


Shaz032
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   Posted 3/6/2009 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news! I love it when someone gets wonderful news like that :)
I have had an ileostomy for 33 years now due to UC.
 
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psygirl6
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   Posted 3/6/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Vette Guy,
Congartulations on your new Job. That is great news. I bet you are so happy. Thank you for sharing that news because now I know I can also do anything after I had my surgery, even though I had my small intestine connected to my rectum, I though it would be impossible to take on a job because of constant bathroom time and other issues, but now that you are doing what you are doing, getting a new job coming out of a "retirement", it has inspired me more that I can actualy go back to school to become something and be able to have a full time job without letting my"special health issue" getting in the way. Thank you for being an inspiration, with your news, and Good luck. Congrats again.
Maya
Rectal Prolapse Surgery: December 2006
diagnosed with slow transit constipation: June 2008
total colectomy with ileo-rectal anamastosis: Aug 7, 2008
Numerous food intolerances (gluten,lactose,msg,etc)


vette guy
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   Posted 3/6/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
psygirl6 said...
Vette Guy,
Congartulations on your new Job. That is great news. I bet you are so happy. Thank you for sharing that news because now I know I can also do anything after I had my surgery, even though I had my small intestine connected to my rectum, I though it would be impossible to take on a job because of constant bathroom time and other issues, but now that you are doing what you are doing, getting a new job coming out of a "retirement", it has inspired me more that I can actualy go back to school to become something and be able to have a full time job without letting my"special health issue" getting in the way. Thank you for being an inspiration, with your news, and Good luck. Congrats again.
Maya

Hi Maya-I've had my ostomy for almost 20 years now(04/05/89), and none of my colleagues have ever known. As I've said, you can do anything you decide you can do! I'm glad my post was an inspiration for you. Excuses, like opinions, are like.......well,you know! Everyone has one, and some of us even have 2, lol!
 

2 RIS K
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   Posted 3/6/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, that's awesome!!
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


peggy113
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   Posted 3/6/2009 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats V.G.!!! You didn't mentioned whether or not you will be moving or not. I wish you the best!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Chasblah
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   Posted 3/6/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome!
Hey, if you don't have a use for your vette's. I could totally use one! At a discounted price, of course....
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

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nene205
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   Posted 3/6/2009 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news! After working for so long, it is hard to quit, I know. Working is good for your self esteem and the ole pocket.

vette guy
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   Posted 3/9/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
peggy113 said...
Congrats V.G.!!! You didn't mentioned whether or not you will be moving or not. I wish you the best!

Luckily I don't have to move.....for now. However, if all goes as planned, I will eventually be promoted to Vice President and WILL have to move to California. Just by coincidence, my sister and her family actually live about 30 miles away from corporate headquarters. Hey, sometimes "you gotta do what you gotta do". But, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
Regards,
VG

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 3/10/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
i'm truly so happy for you. that's just SO great to hear. it's very encouraging to know that inspite of everything it's still possible to live normal life and be just like everyone else!!

i'm not supposed to have an ostomy, my small are suppposed to be attached to my rectum, but i'm still terified of the outcome, so ppl like you give me the strength to be positive and optimistic about life post op, thanks a bunch!!!!
Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


Glad Bag
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   Posted 3/10/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
It's often said that California is a seductress, once you move here you never leave her for good.

Good luck with your new job.... :0)
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?


vette guy
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   Posted 3/14/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
OHIO76 said...
Vette Guy, That is GREAT!!! It sounds like you'll be logging some air miles:)
Boy, you can say that again. I fly out to California on 3/24 for 3 days of strategy meetings. Then I'm flying out to Chicago on 4/1 for a 3 day conference. Then I'll be in New York around the end of April.  I don't even officialy start until 3/24 and I've gotten calls and E-mails every day this week for my approval on certain things. Beleieve me, I'm not complaining, I've enjoyed every minute of it. I was never cut out for retirement!!!

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/15/2009 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, that's a lot of scenery!!

awesomeame
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   Posted 3/19/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
WTG, congrats!

Matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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