HisWill, Just note to let you know that I just received an ileostomy on Dec 2007. I just love it I do all the things I did before i had one plus more because I feel so wonderful. I swim and run and have a blast with my kids who are 13 and 24. My husband is so happy that i had the surgery and we are better than ever together. I adjusted well to my ileostomy because I feel great and I eat just about anything i want except for popcorn and things with seeds. Your doctor will give you a diet to go by. I can have a reversal but have chosen not to I don’t want to mess up a good thing. I went back to work and no one at my job evens knows I have one, I have a friend who has had one for 10 years and no one at her job has ever figured it out! So see we are normal and just have a positive out look. Nurse42
Prednisone 40mg in Am just started this week
Welcome to HW and thanks for posting. Best of luck to you on your healing and recovery process. Have patience.. it will continue to improve and you will feel better and better in time. A lot of people measure how well they are doing on a daily basis. I have heard others to measure your success by weeks or eveni months in this situation and you will see great improvement.