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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 421
   Posted 7/14/2010 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone!
We made it back from the rally, 3rd place! YAY! Would not have been able to do it if I didn't have Oscar. If any of you would like to see it:
Quick hahaha for everyone:
We were in the Montreal airport (on our way back to Edmonton) yesterday, going through the sanner things when the buzzer went off when I walked through. No biggie...I stand with my arms out and the very non english speaking security guard waves the wand over my tummy region. The button on my jeans was making it go off and she does the universal sign for "can I go in your pants??" (love that sign!) she is running her hand around the waist band when she see's/feels the top of my pouch. She starts kinda freaking and I say very calmly "it's a colostomy," she very clearly does not understand. I say "it's a medical appliance" and she gives me the "Pug".....the head tilted to the side "im confused" look. I finally say VERY loudly in the middle of the Montreal airport....."Poop comes out here" and pointed to my tummy. Another security guard realized what was happening runs over, takes me by the arm and starts apologising profusely. It's at this point my husband walks out of the body scanner and say's even more loudly "they just saw my junk!" By this time im laughing so hard Im almost crying, the security guard is asking me question's about my tattoo's (where, when, how long? yada yada yada) and im trying to get into the scanner. They do the scan, which last's not even 10 seconds, I walk out and say "I think they saw alot more then my junk!" and everyone within earshot starts howling with laughter. Oh Oscar, is there anything we can't do together??
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."

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 7/15/2010 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
You guys crack me up! tongue Congrats on getting through the rally and winning 3rd place. Great job!! 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 Apr 2010
Total Posts : 206
   Posted 7/15/2010 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Too funny!!!
Congrats on the win!
Diagnoses: Appendicitis, Terminal Ileitis, Crohn's, Celiac Disease, IBS-C, Chronic Constipation, Colonic Inertia, Rectocele, Anismus
Tests: 2 Colonoscopies, 2 CT scans, Sitzmark Test, Anorectal Manometry, Food Allergies, Thyroidism, Pudental Nerve Study, Defacogram, SMART Pill, Electromyogram, Celiac Panel, Small Bowel Study, Gastric Emptying Study - Solids

Tried: Pentasa, exercise, diet changes, pro-biotics, mineral oil, vitamins, laxatives, stool softeners, Miralax, Amitiza, anti-depressants, fiber supplements, water enemas, Fleet enemas, suppositories, mineral oil, phenergan, Zofran

Future: Biofeedback (beginning mid-July)

"You can either sit on the bench or get up and play"

Atlanta, GA

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 7/15/2010 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL and yay for the win!
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-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

Equestrian Mom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 7/16/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL- - Congrats!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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