Bella, sorry you had to miss your prom. It is one of those high school rituals that many want to go to (but over the years generally remember it wasn't as spectacular as they remembered lol).
Remember that you are only are less than 2 weeks since surgery! It's frustrating but give it some time. Bratcat saw a big change around the 2 week mark. That was the week she could have gone back to school but since it was only 2 days of classes (it was Thanksgiving weekend right after) she took the extra week before returning to school. Big difference in her case.
As for prom, Bratcat went to junior prom last year. She was pretty much in remission but still on steroids. It was tough finding a dress to compliment her lovely moonface side effects (although she looked lovely). She hates to look at her pictures from that night. She is looking forward to senior prom (although still looking for a date). She's not a big partygoer but wants to have that memory anyway.
Bratcat never really took any medicines to control her bathroom habits. However recently she tried Immodium (her brother with Crohns will take it if he knows he'll be away from a bathroom all day). Bratcat took it before she went into the city with her music honor society to a concert. They had to take the train (1-1/2 hour trip), eat dinner in the city, walk from the train station to Carnegie (about 20 city blocks), see the show, and then walk back to the train and return home. She said it did the trick wonderfully. Maybe you can try it. She hates taking any medicine anymore so I think she only took 1 Immodium pill for the entire time. Not sure what the "full" dosage would be.
Remember May 23 is 2 weeks away. There is a good chance that you will feel even better. And graduation is after that. In Bratcat's case, she found she did better when she had food in her system rather than not eating. She just tried to figure out what time she should eat to allow the food to pass through earlier than the event she wanted to attend.
Feel good. Try not to let it get to you. Don't make any final plans until the last possible minute.
--Mom of bratcat (18 years old) and nonamejames (20 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect! Living and loving life as a teenager should!
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp