Thanks to Peggy and the other wonderful people who responded to my plea for help with my depression/anxiety, bloating and distension. It is so healing to know that I am not alone in this life changing experience. I know that God has given me many gifts in life. He has also given me some extremely challenging health issues. My doctor released me to return back to work!!! I have been a Special Education Teacher for the past 19 yrs. in CA. I miss my students so much! I truly believe that returning to school to teach my students will play a huge part in my healing. I feel also that this whole experience of loosing my colon, after 8 years of suffering, will allow me to help other in their healing. I feel blessed to be a part of this chat site. No one really understands what people like us go through. I never thought I could endure such severe pain and recovery. I am having a good day. I have put more protein in my "mini meals" and having rice cakes for my carb cravings. Before surgery I could only eat Jello and Tapioca Pudding. Eating rice cakes is exciting for me. My procedure that enlarged the connection site has been successful! My hemroids are healing and the feeling of "TACO BUTT" has healed. I used an ointment that had an incredient that had lidocaine in it. I can walk without a painful butt. Thanks for listening to me and I hope that I will be able to help and encourage someone in need.
I will keep everyone posted on how returning back to school goes next week!