I finally did it...after 10+ years of Crohns, numerous surgeries, 3 strokes, a nation full of my soiled under wear, I did it. I phoned my Dr. and made an appointment to see him about
having a colostomy.
In all other aspects, my Crohn's is manageable (NO drugs thank you kindly) or rather I can handle the symptoms. What I can't abide any longer is the frequent washroom trips, not being able to take car trips or, Im being honest here, my inability to "hold" what comes out of the rear end.
Im getting married at the end of the month (he supports "our" decision fully), going back to school(Acupuncture) and I need a better quality of life. I realised tonight how I have changed my life according to my washroom needs, I waited until the latest time possible to go to the grocery store, so it would be less crowded and the one washroom they have may be free. Im tired of having a change of panties/clothes in our cars, and stressing about the road trip I have to take on Friday to go see my mom (3 hours away), ANY road trip actually. I hate not being able to get on my motorcycle and just driving off into the sunset!
My question to all of you is: Is this feasible? Anything I should be concerned with/about? Any feed back (pro's or con's) would be wonderful!! I think maybe I am trading one set of problems for another, but it's a risk Im willing to take! Im also concerned about swimming, can you wear a bathing suit? To all of you Im sure this sounds silly but I love to swim and hate the idea of not being able to wear a suit.
I do have to say, last night I read many of the post's on here and they had me in tears of laughter and understanding. Thank you to everyone for letting us know we are not alone!
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, still kickin!!
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."