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Trigirl
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   Posted 8/4/2010 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, Aug 4th of last year I was having surgery for my ostomy, Bubbles.

We are both doing well ad working on getting along and adjusting to a new way of life.

She seems to be content with life and working well.

I am still working on the kinks-keeping flanges on more than 2-3 days being a big one. There have been some milestones though.
Back to training people in fitness and helping others reach their goals.
Competing in a sprint triathlon and finishing in a good time. Running a 10 km race in under an hour.
Not dreading eating at a restaurant and finding something I won't be sick from.
Hiking in the mountains all day and not being too tired to move afterwards.
Playing with my grandkids on the trampoline.
Going water skiing and snow skiing
Trekking 10 miles snow shoeing
Back-pack camping trip for 3 days and bringing enough supplies
Brain power back up.

Yes life is very good and getting better. Wonder why I fought it so hard for so long and had to suffer so much.

The real reason to write this is to thank all the wonderful people on here who helped me survive and keep trying. I will never be able to thank you enough.

Have a great summer and see you in the Fall. I am off to York England to visit my son who works at the University there. will need advice about the trip later.
Love to all..
Those things we keep trying to do get easier not because the feat gets easier but our ability to "do" gets better.
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
6 Grown kids, grandkids and a great husband to keep me busy

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 8/4/2010 2:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Happy Anniversary!!

so glad to hear you're doing so great, boy you do a lot! and that sounds so wonderful. all the best to you and keep well!

Hodaya

06/05/2007 - STARR procedure

colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction

08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis

07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 8/4/2010 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Trigirl~your post brought tears to my eyes! I am so happy that you have gotten back to life<3

Enjoy your trip to York...bring twice as many supplies as you think you'll need!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/4/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy New Birthday!!!
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!

Christine1946
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   Posted 8/4/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW...your post is an inspiration. I am five weeks post op having suffered with ulcerative proctitis for twelve years and became prednisone dependent. Now I am down to 2.5 mgm and, hopefully, will be off that poison completely by the end of this week.
You said you have grandkids...so do I! I am 63 yrs YOUNG..lol...hope to reach 64 on the 12th of August. I must say I was scared to death to have this operation but I just couldn't go on suffering with the UP. My quality of life sucked. Now I am looking forward to camping again and making plans with hubby.
God bless you and keep you and your family healthy for many long years to come!

Chasblah
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   Posted 8/5/2010 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy anniversary!
i can't believe it's been a year for you already!
Chassity
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."

flchurchlady
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   Posted 8/5/2010 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy 1st Anniversary! You're an inspiration to us all! :-)
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.

Trigirl
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Total Posts : 768
   Posted 8/5/2010 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. Hope you are having a great summer and feeling good!!

Christine-recover slowly and methodically on the physical stuff. Rest, walk, eat carefully and repeat.
Those things we keep trying to do get easier not because the feat gets easier but our ability to "do" gets better.
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
6 Grown kids, grandkids and a great husband to keep me busy
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