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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 10/27/2007 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I can understand all of the fears you maybe having,I had my surgery done on May 8th of this year. I had an emergancy surgery  because I had an obstruction, abcess,and a perferation. I am a newbie to this and I have alot to learn and go through. I have ups and downs with this. I have an iliostomy, that is not reversable. I wear the same clothes I did prior to my surgery, which are low rise jeans,but don't get me wrong , I do  have my moments of insecurity, and I do feel like I am the only one, that is till I found this website that could  help me when I am feeling vulnerable. Sometimes I say why me? Then I thank god that I am alive . I would be happy to talk with you and any others that could help me through  the challenges that come our way.   eyes

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 10/27/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to Healing Well. :-) I'm glad you found us. Please feel free to look around and read what others have written and ask any questions you may have. There are veterans and newbies here, so you are in good company.
Take care,
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 10/27/2007 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
hi! welcome we are a very friendly bunch, and we all love to talk!

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 10/27/2007 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Check out the 'Chat" thread to see when we are all meeting up in the chat room and join us there too!

Welcome to HW.com
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 10/28/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I thank you all very much, how do I get to the chat thread? I would be very interested in talking to all of you. I have many questions, and my experiences that I went through, And why I feel the way I do.
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