Just wanted to report some more great ostomy news...I have a degree in Elementary Ed and was unable to teach up until now because I had so much diarrhea. Had my surgery in March and today was my first day of my new job: teaching 5th grade at a gorgeous private school really close to my apt. I am so, so thankful for Zoe. She has made this all possible. :)
Through all of my complications from surgery and worries about obstructions, adhesions, etc, I have to remember what this surgery has given me. School starts a week from today and I'm nervous and excited...but not scared like I would have been before my surgery. Hooray, Zoe!!
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
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 taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention).