LOL at your responses! You know, I would probably never admit this to anyone that didn't have an ostomy or didn't "get it", but sometimes I am just fascinated by my stoma and the poo output. I know this may sound a little disgusting, but I'm a very curious sort of person and thankfully I'm not easily grossed out. Even after 3 years, it's still so very interesting to me to actually see how our body processes and digests various food & liquids. The human body is truly amazing.
Summerstorm – WOW . . . it’s SO cool that we share the same "birthday"!!
I don't know about
you, but I can hardly believe it's been 3 years?!! The time has flown by.
A little bit about
me: I was diagnosed with UC in '77 and was a VERY sick teenager and young adult. I was treated with high doses of pred and aszulfadine. Back then, the drugs of choice today weren’t available yet. I was in and out of the hospital and there were some close calls, but my Dr. was determined to spare me from ostomy surgery. Thankfully, I went into remission in my mid twenties and managed to live a fairly normal life for the last 20 or so years – there were a few ups & downs but no major flares or drugs. In March ‘07, my world was turned upside down when they found High Grade Dysplasia during a colonoscopy, so on 4/17/07 I had what was supposed to be a 1-step J pouch procedure. Long story short, during the surgery there were complications and I ended up with a Barbie butt and a new lifelong friend named "Lilly" (my stoma). Definitely not what I was expecting, but I am cancer free and grateful that it was caught in time. I'm actually a little relieved that the Jpouch didn't work - sounds like there is greater opportunity for so many other issues and ongoing problems. All things considered, I'm perfectly happy with the way things worked out.
Wishing you all good health!!