I just looked at your ostomy outdoors site again, and it's great that so many people are visiting. Congrats -- great thing you're doing!
I am going to be in Colorado July 16-25. For the first part of the trip we're visiting my partner's family in the Four Corners area, but then we're going to drive up to Denver for a few days -- probably the 21st-23rd. Wondering if you're interested in getting together, like some of the other folks on the list have done.... sounds fun, if it works out.... Are you leading any not very strenuous nature hikes then (not sure if you lead that type)?
My partner and her 16 year old daughter go to visit their family every summer Four years ago I was going to go but ended up in the hospital the whole time. The last three years I've gone, but I've hardly seen any of the sites -- we were going to go to Mesa Verde last year (near where my partner grew up) but I ended up not being up to it (but I did go to an ER for fluids that trip, and still had a great time, despite being sick -- it's so gorgeous, especially for someone who has always lived in the midwest or the east).
So, I'm excited to (hopefully) be healthier this year and to get to see more of Colorado. It's a bit scary to be so far from my doctors, but I have my surgeon's and nurse's strong endorsement, even though my wound will probably not be healed all the way.
Let me know what you think.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery