YES!!!! I've had very similar ideas too. How wonderful would it be to have a patient on a popular TV show with UC or CD and then something about an ileo?!
I've also thought that since reality TV is such a huge thing (which I am very guilty of enjoying) that it would be wonderful education and awareness if someone with an ileo was active in something like Big Brother.
Then just a side note: I'm impressed that there are celebreties finally to come out of the wood work and announce their struggles with UC or CD. I'm sure there are far many more with these Dx that we are not aware of, and they are in the position to help with the acknowledgement that these diseases exist. If I were a celebrity I would so have my face plastered on advertisements and commercials talking about these horrible diseases but how wonderful it is tha we have a cure! Then I'd talk about the ileo and j-pouch. : )
: ) Robin
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
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