Regarding people not knowing about
it ---- I just found out that some of our very good friends that my husband and I have known for about
18 years now had no clue that I had my ileostomy. I just never had a reason to tell them until this weekend..... (my Chinese food story).
I know that pain meds may be necessary for your back pain, but please talk to your doctor about
being depressed. We have all probably gone thru some depression as some point in our lives due to the various degrees of our illnesses, but never feel that you are alone. And post here too. Don't worry about
your spelling.... that is not a prerequisite to posting!!!! We are a compassionate group here.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery