Shaz's advice about
standing up is golden! An ostomy is an advantage in that situation - no need to sit! It's quite easy to empty standing up - just remember the trick of throwing in some TP before you empty, then aim for it. That will help any splash back. Then, just practice the ol' squat for the rest of your business - Ta DAAAA! No touching a nasty toilet seat.
A concert was my first real "outing". I even posted about
it here. I was nervous, too. But it worked out great, and gave me lots of confidence. It was also my first time wearing "real" clothes, and not sweats. That also worked out just fine. I wore a pair of my looser jeans, and a flowy top.
I say go for it. You're doing spectacularly already, so I know you can do this!!!! :)
UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
Probiotics 4 billion CFU Daily
Glutamine 500 mg 2x Daily
OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!