Wow! We've been wondering what happened to you guys! It's great to hear you are doing so well. You have come a long way.
As far as sleeping, I think we all have trouble either getting up to empty or worrying if it is going to leak. I think that feeling subsides over time but doesn't completely go away.
I just went to the Dominican Republic. I was real careful about going in the water but the seal seemed to hold up. I am far from a "competeive swimmer" so maybe others will have more input.
It is so great to hear from you and David. My wife is always asking me about the couple who had it so tough around Christmastime. We are so glad that things are better. Have a great time on your trip!
Ileostomy since August 2005.
As result of surgery (modified whipple) for necrotising pancreatitis. Removal of gallbladder, 2/3 of pancreas, resections of large and small intestines. Massive infection.