Thanks Peggy, I'm learning that the claminess is more common than i thought. Which helps, because it helps me know that i just might not be a freak of nature (at least by ostomic standards lol) I made up that word! Y didnt ur reversal last? is ur cd crohns disease or chronic diarrhea?
N e way, is what i usually get. I wasnt sure how it would effect me so i just got pasta to be safe. I'm so totally jealous tho b/c i've been craving coldstone and the one by me is closed for the winter! Like who doesnt eat ice cream in the winter?! I love to get strawberry bannanna rendeveouz, with yellow cake instead of white chocolate chips, and i add grahm crackers. Dont know how that would work with my new situation either, but i'd take the risk just to taste it. U had two stomas? Were they in the same place?
Oh and i'm so happy to report that the tic tacs started working! which was a pleasant surprise for me, it made me feel like going to work next month without embarassment really might be a possibility. I put them in my bag with peroxide. Its been bearable, I havent had to breath out of my mouth to empty. And i find myself praying and thanking God at every empty lol, as opposed to my previous crying and asking God why. I'm trying to be thankful for the little things.
My reversal was not successful because the CD came back FULL force shortly after the reversal. Back on meds I went, including enemas, suppositories, oral meds. This was before remicade or imuran too. Tons of steroids tho. I fought it for 6 years, making trips to Cleveland Clinic every couple of months for colonoscopies, hemrroid surgeries, etc. I just wish I would have been more educated and not so bullheaded and had the surgery much earlier.