I still get it occasionally. about
a month after the initial surgery I was driving and had such an overwhelming "urge to go" that I actually did the Crohn's quick route to a washroom ie: cut across traffic/ignore signal lights. I realized it was a "phantom bum pain" and got all giddy realizing I didn't have to worry about
soiling myself yet again. Now when I get the urge I thank the man above that Oscar (my ostomy) has come into my life.
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."