Well Happy Anniversary!!!! I know it probably wasn't an ideal evening, but experiencing the one year mark is such an empowering feeling! And I agree...the support given from HW was invaluable to myself and my family. My anniversary was fine physically, but emotionally it a bit of a struggle. I had a tendency to numb my emotions during my moments of crisis/trauma with the UC and surgeries, so when the anniversary dates came around so did those pesty emotions!
Sammies, are you living an active life now that you're healthier? I'm sorry you're struggling with blowouts...I can experience those if I eat certain foods for dinner and go to bed before everything has passed...like scrumptious bean burritos from Taco Bell
What are some of the fun things you've experienced since your surgery?! I just really like the fact that I can have a social life again, and go for lunch dates with friends and shop till I drop and not have to worry about the nearest bathroom...oh and the whole not being in pain thing is pretty awesome too!
: ) Robin
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open." -Unknown