I have a temporary diverting ileostomy, since I have IBD in the left part of my colon. I have been living with it for about
five months. I have no pain or anything at all. Life is great. I do not know why people would be scared of getting an ostomy. I really, really do not see any big draw backs from having it, unless you like to go out on the beach a lot. Also, if you are male, your female partner might be scared of you. If she is, she does not deserve you and is a little prissy prude who does not know much about
suffering and should grow up.
I am supposed to get reconnected next year, but I honestly do not want to. I feel so nice. I am on Humira, but I think it is useless, since the disease got worse in my rectum. Oh, well! I might get reconnected when I would be looking to get married. Until then, I do not want to get reconnected and go into another flare in a few years after it. Prednisone and Imuran - again? NO!!!!
If anyone has a quesiton about
living with an ostomy, shoot! I would love to tell you how life is with it.
CD/UC story: I took Cipro. Then, I had diarrhea. It felt like my whole colon was burned. It eventually got extremely painful to even have a bowel movement when only one drop of blood was passed. I was diagnosed with c diff. Took Vancomycin and the blood stopped. Diarrhea persisted. Colonoscopy was done and CD/UC was found. Cipro, I hate you and the doctor who put me on it.