Hi to all that read this site and all who have suffered from Chron's or UC. I was close to death aged 17, and forced my doctor to give me an illeostomy. I find it puzzling that so many poeple who suffer like this (spending 20% of their life on the toilet) find themselves in such a dialema whether or not to have surgery. This is often due self-image or what people may think of them.
I do not want to brag or go for awards or anything like that, i really want to tell people who are suffering badly from Chrons and the nasty steriods are not helping, have the surgery and get your life back!
Heres what I have done since I have had surgery:
Countless 10km road races,
Qualified as a bricklayer.
Five years as a fitness class instructor.
Indoor rowing championships.
Managed a top ten place in national fitness competitions.
Boxed ten times last year and won eight bouts losing in only championships!(After a thirteen year lay-off).
If I can do it, anybody can.
I have a lovely wife, a beautiful daughter and even drink alcohol.
I wear convatec pouches and change it every day, usually after training or if I have been kneeling a lot at work.
I am lucky, some people have it real bad, but dont let anybody tell you that you have to spend the rest of your life chained to the toilet or confined to your house.
Go for it.