No thanks needed. That is what this forum is all about. Just remember -- pay it forward, as you do. It is so nice to hear good news, and that life with an ostomy can be fulfilling and healthy. Of course, if one was given the opportunity of having a normal, healthy functioning digestive tract, chances are you'd never say, " Geez, I want to have surgery and have an ostomy!" However, those that vist this forum aren't usually in that position and life can be fullfilling and painfree even with as ostomy, right? Though there may be struggles, and some uphill challenges, they are only "opportunities", as my old boss would say. So when we are given lemons, we make Long Island Ice Teas.... oops, jk, we make lemonade and just go on and enjoy life.
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. We hope to be moved into our new home on the 22nd, to celebrate our first Thanksgiving there. Don't eat too much - I know that I certainly WILL.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery