I was dx'd with Crohn's at 20, had many fissure's/fistula's/abbcess' and all the other good things you can get with Crohn's. I had no bowel control and would end up with poopy pants at the most inconveinient places. Not cool for a young person trying to enjoy life. I would have to be up 2 hours earlier in the morning to make sure I had the proper amount of washroom time, and sometimes even that didn't help. I couldn't enjoy anything unless I knew a washroom was close....I could go on about
how all the medications did nothing for me, I could wax poetic about
how a simple fistula repair surgery caused me to have 3 strokes at 26....but in the end it was my colostomy which saved me and gave me my life back. Im 32 now and enjoying life like no other. If I knew that my life could be this wonderful with the colostomy, I'd have had the surgery 10 years ago!
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."