Happy Birthday and Anniversary, Wade!
I hope you have a wonderful trip to the beach. You should go swimming! Who cares if you have to put on a new wafer when you get back to the hotel. It would be so liberating to just run down the beach and jump into the ocean! You might be surprised that your wafer will hold. Mine always does during and after swimming.
You have a really great attitude, especially after all you've been through. I agree that every day is a blessing.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.