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   Posted 6/7/2010 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Funny story...
As some of you know my daughter is getting married at the end of July. I've had numerous surgery's mostly my trying to find a comfortable dress was a challenge...not NEAR the challenge that Undergarmets have been!
Today looking for "shapewear" a nice word for girdle or corset...the lady in the lingerie department kept asking me "Do you need one with the an open hole in the bottom darling?"
 I said, "Like a crotch seam that snaps or something?"
Then I  just busted out laughing becuase I kept  thinking that's NOT THE HOLE I NEED open!!! Crohns always has a way of making it into my everyday thinking!! I think the lady thought I was crazy! 
So, there I was trying to get this thing over my body...laughing and MacGrubering a plan to cut a hole all the way up my bum!!!! and reinforce the seam...Oh what a Day!
Wish they made shapewear for Crohnies...:)
 "Get busy living or get busy dying"
Dx in 2005 with Crohns after a Hysterectomy. Re-section in 2006...came apart so got to do it again! Frequent Kidney stones and Shingles... a new present as of 08-09 Diabetes Type 2. Total of 12 surgerys.
Imran, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!

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   Posted 6/7/2010 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Spanx makes a lot of their shape wear with overlapping panels for easy access. You might be able to just open that seam a bit in the back so you could have a bit more access, so to speak. I a have a few pair of spanx, but not the ones that go high up, so they aren't the ones with the panels. Depending on where you need the extra firming you may not need to worry. My biggest isssue, shape wear wise is just my tummy, so I only need something that goes to my waist. The shape wear that goes higher up are the ones that have over lapping panels.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 6/7/2010 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank goodness you can have a laugh about it all. It's your sense of humor that will carry you through. :) Funny visuals for sure!
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