fun story (esp. for newbies)

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   Posted 3/27/2010 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got back from my daughter's friend's birthday party. They rented out a gymnastics gym and the kids (and adults) had the run of the place. It was so much fun.
I used to be a gymnast (like, 15 or so yrs ago), so my body USED to be conditioned to do things like flips and flops and twists and the like.(way b4 i got sick)
I'm such a nerd, but when i learned of the party, i started doing some stretching, because i knew i'd try some things i used to be able to do and i didn't want to kill myself.
My husband (who's never seen me do anything like that) kept warning me, 'Don't do too much' 'You'll hurt yourself.' 'You don't want to end up in the hospital again.' 'It'll traumatize the kids if they see you break your neck.' nag nag nag nag.
I'm so happy to say, that i could still do a lot of the things i could do years ago!...maybe not as gracefully.....and i certainly wouldn't win any awards lol. but I had so much fun! I couldn't even feel my pouch and i tumbled a lot.
And I sweated up a storm (not a summerstorm tongue).
I was worried that i'd feel my abdomen stretching, or the pouch would flop out. or something. but nothing.
I feel so.....relieved.
I just wanted to share this story b/c i know sometimes you worry if things will ever get better. And can living with an ostomy can be a scary proposition. Will i be able to swim, run, sweat, tumble....YES! Be patient with your healing process.
Oy. this is turning into a pep talk.
I think i'll need the ibuprofen tomorrow.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

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   Posted 3/28/2010 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Wahoo! Great story :) Was your husband impressed?
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10!
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently on: 20mg Prednisone, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vesicare (for urinary retention). 

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 3/28/2010 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I love it!! Sounds like fun! yeah
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 3/28/2010 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I do't think that will work for a 50 year old body!nono tongue
50 yr old man, Colon Cancer survivor 2005
90 % of colon removed 2005 The rest 2-23-10
Illistomy scheduled for Feb-23-10 Done!
Healing up March 2010

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/28/2010 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you had FUN:)
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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   Posted 3/28/2010 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
OMG that sounds awesome! I would have been out there doing pitiful cartwheels, lol.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-

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