I am still in the loo alot. As for the incontinence, the only way I know I have to go is I get the feeling in my rectum that is going to let loose, so I have to go within a minute or less or it will just come out on its own. I try to hold it, but it will still seep out, just very slowly that's all. So When I go out i have to wear a pull up and even to bed I still do. As for my social life, I still hang out with family and friends, and because I looked up info on the internet about how the intestine works, and other information that I google about the surgery and incontinence and all, and pronted it out for them, They have an understanding so if anything happens they know why and can accept me for that. I still go to the store, but if I do go, i have to go when I have not eaten for at least a couple of hours, so that way I would not have much of problem going so much that I miss parts of things. I live in rhode Island,which is a very small state so everything is so close anyway, even though I have doctors in different cities. When I do go to the doctors I make apaointments especailly in the mornings, I get up super early like 6am to eat my breakfast, so that I would at least be mostly "cleaned out", so I would not have to worry about being interrupted. i wear the pull up though just in case because i never know what can happen with my unpredicatable bowels. Even though I try to make appointments for after 10 am, but doctors can be unpredicatable and because of the doctors I have it very hard to amke appointments a the times I want them, so i just compromise. If my appointment is in the afternoon, I just don't eat luch, but will eat right as soon as I come home from the doctors though. As for going out to eat, I still do not do that because I even though I would use the bathroom right after, I go alot for a while afterwards, and even though I do wear a pull-up, but it is very uncomforatble to have a lot pf poop, especially diareah in the pull up when sitting in it in the car. at least when i go out to other places like just the store, I am mostly cleaned out, and if I do have an accident, it would be less uncomfortable. As of now I am still not ready to go out to eat or have any take out because I am not able to handle the portions and the kind of food they may have yet. Even though I can tolerate baked plain chicken, and fish, I am not sure and very questionable about what kind of spices these places use that could make me react. Also, I am more concerned about the bathroom thing and that when I go out, rather spend time with my freinds and family, not the loo. But as far as going out, if I am ready for take out, I would probably have to bring it home, but even though I can not yet go out to eat, me and my friends and family find other cool things to do like ahng out at a mall, shop, go to each others houses. But overall, I say that I am enjoying life after the surgery than before because before i was so sick I could not get out of bed and had to take ton of meds that made me so tired. I still wear pull-ups and caution myself, but at least i can still have a great life and do all the things I love to do. it may take me a while befroe my stomach settles, but eventually hopefully in the next couple of months I can be able to go out to eat again, since I will be 30 in November and I would love to go out to eat for my birthday.