I don't have many pictures of myself post-surgery yet, but do have a few... nothing in a swimsuit though. Still need to go shopping for that clothing item. I will try to find some photos this weekend and email you a few. Until then, I posted a couple photos on the Uncover Ostomy Facebook page. I am the snowboarder in the pink jacket:) You don't have to be a member of Facebook to look at that Facebook page.
-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 infusion of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010
Post Edited (Blueheron) : 4/21/2011 10:26:50 PM (GMT-6)