NeNe - Never feel like you are a cry baby. This has been a life altering event for you. BUT you are not alone. Sometimes you just think that you are, cuz you don't know other people you work with or live beside or walk by on the street have ostomies like you. You would be surprised I think. I am new to this board but I have had an ileostomy since 1984.
Being able to talk
openly and freely here is a great way to "vent" and get information to those questions that someone without an ostomy can't give you the real answers to. Nothing is to minimal to ask...... I have read and read and read various topics on this board. THIS IS A GREAT place to visit. Kudos to everyone who posts here and to the moderators. Thank you.
Nene, do you plan on going back to work? You mentioned that you "had" a career, family, etc.... I know it is a bit early to think about
it right now. Just curious.
Best wishes on a speedy recovery. Keep your chin up.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery