Thanks everyone! NEsailor you are right, we are normal and it is a relative term. I just have to get more used to my new "normal." Considering how diseased my colon was, this new normal is definitely a better normal. I do have to remind myself that I do not know what kind of issues other people I see out and about
are dealing with.
It is good to know that one day I will be able to eat mushrooms. I am still quite paranoid about
the "things that can cause a blockage" list. I guess as time goes by I will become more brave.
Sammies, it is good to hear that you were out and about
. Getting out of the house, even for a walk, does wonders for my mental state. Yesterday was the first time I drove since my surgery, and even that bit of independence was refreshing......and I didn't have to turn around and go back home because I was on the verge of a "bathroom emergency" for a change. Hooray!
scheduled for permanent ileostomy surgery 2/19
proctocolectomy with permanent ileostomy 2/19
tried asacol, rowasa, remicade, humira
40 mgs.10 mgs 5mgs. prednisone, 20mgs and tapering every ten days
51 years young