Just 15 more minutes please.....

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   Posted 8/9/2007 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
For the most part, I have effectively coped with this ileostomy, but lately, when I lie awake in bed every morning, I dream about starting the day without having a bag attached to my body.  This results in me staying in bed longer and longer each morning.  Not good.
Tell me it's normal, tell me it's going to be o.k., tell me I'm normal.
Crohn's/Colitis 2003.  Remicaid worked for 1 year remission,  Dipentum, FishOil, 6-MP, Vitamins, weaning prednisone!!,
Subtotal Colectomy w/ Ileostomy May 16 2007  

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   Posted 8/10/2007 4:52 AM (GMT -6)   
My 'just 15 more minutes' has nothing to do with my ostomy - I'm just NOT a morning person lol

You are perfectly ok - remember 'normal' is just a cycle on a washing machine :)
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
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   Posted 8/10/2007 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
lol shaz i like that.
I want 15 more minutes too, but mine is because my little boy is usually in my face, saying "where's michael going?" over and over and over, even though he's not going anywhere.
But i think it's normal to feel odd about it sometimes

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   Posted 8/10/2007 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Most mornings, my bag is so full - I'm afraid it's going to explode - so I have to get out of bed! :-)

Yesterday, I saw an advertisement of a woman in a bikini and remember when I used to look good in one. Oh well...I guess it was time for me to start wearing a one piece with a skirt. tongue
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
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   Posted 8/11/2007 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
flchurchlady said...
Most mornings, my bag is so full - I'm afraid it's going to explode - so I have to get out of bed! :-)  
yup i'm usually like 90% full so that gets me out too.  then some coffee and off to the gym...everyday.
crohned, i think that's pretty normal, but i'd say if you're starting to dwell on it too much that that can't be good for your mental health!  maybe getting out of bed right away and busy-ing yourself with something would be a good idea??  that would get your mind off the baggie!  make breakfast in bed for your significant other or something
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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   Posted 8/11/2007 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
churchlady, i thought that about a bikini today, lol. But my bikini days were over before anyway, after having my baby things just didn't look the same!
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