so my friend called me today, we talk every week, and was telling me she was having a lot of trouble with her stomach, and that she had been searching on internet and was terrifed that she might have to end up with an ostomy bag, and that would be awful! and i laughed and said, you don't know what kind of surgery i had? (she has seen me numerous times, i just thought she knew) she got really quiet and then said, no, then she said, you poop in a bag! I busted out laughing, i said, yeah i thought you knew. she said no i never noticed, do you still poop in a bag? i was still laughing, and i said yep, did you ever know it? she said, OMG no! i said, well then, do you think it's gross, she said, yeah kind of, i said yeah a bit, and she said, but i feel a lot better about it now, in case it comes to that, i know it's not so awful! she said, that's great im so glad to know that, and that we could be gross together if she had to have one. That's not an insult coming from her, we have a special kind of friendship, lol. I thought she knew, and when i found out she didn't i was a little nervous, but she seemed to be ok with, actually happy about it. and i was glad to be able to help someone, in real life. hopefully it won't come to that for her, she doesn't know what she has yet, she's just been having really bad problems, and going to the bathroom everytime she eats, she's really fed up with it, cause like lots of us, she has her life built around bathrooms, and is afraid to go places. so it helped her a lot to know that i had had that same problem for years, and managed to come out of it fine! I don't usually talk about it, not because im ashamed so much as i just don't think anyone wants to hear about my poop, lol. I mean, i dont really want to hear about anyones, but i thought i could be helpful by telling her, and i was glad i could be!
just thought i'd share that