I am new here, and while I found the particular comment about the ostomy bags disheartening, it also was only an opinion. And, while we are supporting each other through our illnesses, sometimes it is good to let a harsh truth shine through to dispell any false hopes and ideals we may be misleading ourselves with. I think that for some whose symptoms are debilitating, the bags can give untold amounts of freedom. If others do not feel that way, or feel their benefit was not as great, it is still only their opinion of their personal experience. It is everyone's cummulative experience we need to read through, face our own problems squarely and decide what is best for US based on the information we are able to gather for ourselves. Sometimes that information has bad with the good and we will have to weigh the benefits against the risks for each of our personal situations.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
UC is pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry.
I'd much rather laugh.