Hi all. This evening I met with four of my girlfriends, had a glass of wine, and almost forgot I am in an altered state. Then, my husband took me to dinner with a group of his colleagues. It has been three weeks since my surgery, and it felt good to be out on the town. This was the first time I had to empty my appliance in a public restroom. It was interesting, but not impossible. I actually had to empty twice - once while with the girls, and once after dinner. Gosh, I feel like I am growing up and going through the rites of passage. It was interesting looking at menus and trying to decide what would be "safe" to order. I never knew so many things had mushrooms in them (which I love)! It was really nice to have a glass or two of wine. I think I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. After being house bound for so long - since the beginning of January - I loved being out among the living. Just thought I would share my wine induced euphoria with you.
scheduled for permanent ileostomy surgery 2/19 proctocolectomy with permanent ileostomy 2/19
tried asacol, rowasa, remicade, humira
40 mgs.10 mgs. prednisone, 20mgs and tapering every ten days
51 years young