What a huge accomplishment! It is hard to actually tell someone that you have an ileostomy. The members of my gym have seen me go through surgery every year for the past 3 years and I have been hospitalized several times during the years for dehydration or blockages. So, pretty much every 6 months, I was getting substitutes to teach my classes for me. When I returned from this last surgery, everyone was asking me, "What did the Drs do this time" and I was nervous to answer. I did not want to lie, but I did not want to share either. I decided to be honest. For the most part, everyone was supportive and impressed that I returned to work after such a short time.
I am very proud of you for overcoming your fear to tell people! You are a wonderful example!
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
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