Well, i have read all these replies and the list of "I misses" doesn't seem to end.
I miss it ALL too!
I miss being a good weight and not skinny.
I miss not having to worry about
bathrooms and SOFT toilet paper.
I miss the good sleeps I used to have.
I miss working and being confident.
I miss many many foods - and really enjoying a meal.
I miss being sexy, attractive, fertal and able to get pregnant. [can't have children, hydrosalphinx & too much scare tissue fr. surgery]
And it is so hard to focus on the gains rather than the losses.
I am glad I have a healthier diet and watch what I eat & my family does too.
I am glad that I am a stronger person because of the disease.
I am glad that I am more interested in other chronic diseases & people who have them.
I am glad that I listen more now that I ever did before.
I am glad that my husband is still here with me and loves me no matter what.
I am glad for the support of my husband & family.
I am glad that I now have time for the smaller things in life.
I am glad that I am with U all, and it is so great to see there are many many people like me who DO understand.
Thanks for the great topic! :o)
praying for a good night's sleep and a happy bottom!! :o]
1998: Colitis - removal of colon, temp. ostomy 10 mths.
2000-07: disease free & doing well with j pouch.
2007-09: rectal pain & discomfort, loss of bowl control. diagnosed with Crohns March '09 currently on: Emtec, Azathioprine [Imarun] & Remicade. Med History: steroids, predizone, cipro, loperamide [imodium], gravol, previcid, cholestramine, xylocaine jelly, zinc oxide creme, etc.