Isn't it funny that some of the drugs that they give us to resolve D actually gives us D?!! Hmmmm... Flagyl is one that I've taken recently for a bacterial/viral thing in my intestine and it always kills my gut. All the memories of taking it when my CD was active came flooding back!! So, I have to take 1/2 a pill every 2 hrs with food each time rather than 1 pill every 4 hrs. But it works for me.
I make my own decaf lattes every morning, before I leave for work. Cheaper than Starbucks by a long shot.
Yeah, we may have to give up a lot, but we are here and we feel FINE!!! We can eat and not be in pain and misery. A lot should be said about that one. I gave up a lot of foods -- some people sure don't have too. But I have battled stomach ulcers for years and decided to change my diet and they finally healed and my D slowed down quite a bit too. I switched to decaf coffee, quit drink sodas, eliminated most all really spicey food and eased up on sugar intake. I don't like diet drinks or sugar free stuff, so it was really a major accomplishment for me!!
With a colostomy, the stoma is made from the colon. With the colon (colostomy), there is a better chance of absorption of fluids and vitamins and minerals (and calories), than with ileostomy.
With an ileostomy, the stoma is made from the small intestine. It is harder to absorb all of the above and it usually is more active.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery