depression after surgery

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   Posted 2/28/2011 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently had an ileostomie put in Oct. After being sick for so long, i can def see that i have more energy, and i do feel better. But i can seem to get rid of the depressing feeling. I'm only 30, and I feel like my whole life is on hold till the next surgrey to have the actual colon removed. I'm scared, frustrated, and depressed......

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   Posted 2/28/2011 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
its ok to be all those things!
why do you feel like your life is on hold?
Is there something you want to do that you can't?
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!

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   Posted 2/28/2011 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Many of us resorted to antidepressants after surgery when we learned that surgery alone wasn't enough to lift our depression. If your sadness continues, talk with your doctor. There are some great antidepressants that can help you get through this.


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   Posted 2/28/2011 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, that can happen after major surgery. It's nothing to be ashamed of and you should talk to your doctor about it.

When are you having your next surgery?
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!
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