October 17, 2010

So, the reason I haven’t really posted lately is because my life feels pretty normal right now. It is amazing what becomes your “normal” when you are sick with IBD. IBD “normal” is nothing like what actual normal people experience. I don’t think anyone who has been healthy their whole lives can really, truly appreciate how amazing it is.

There is no more pain, and there is no longer a lack of energy. Even when I have to get up early and I feel tired, it doesn’t compare to the kind of fatigue I had before. I now have the ability to go out and not worry about anything. I haven’t had any problems with my ostomy at all.

I really don’t know what else to say. Life is much better with an ostomy than with Crohn’s. I don’t know how much longer I possibly could have lasted with that disease.

If anyone has any questions I’d be happy to address them.


7 Responses to “Life”

  1. sweetmeow said

    I’m assuming you’re back at school – – and work. Must be nice to have enough energy to put toward those things. The comparison between “then” and “now” must be wonderful, and those of us who do not have that comparison only take our energy for granted.

    Hope things continue as wonderfully as they are now. Keep us posted.

  2. NiRo said

    I have a question! πŸ™‚ Are you still on any drugs for the Crohn’s or were you lucky enough to have Crohn’s colitis only?

  3. ileostomy said

    Just found your blog, really nice to see another person whose liking having an ostomy compared to Crohn’s colitis and is telling the world. When we found out I had to have one my wife searched around the net and found loads of people moaning but very few looking on the positive side, hence why we have done our blog. I’m glad yours went well and you’re enjoying living life to the full again. I’m loving having the ability to do things without the constant thought in the back on my mind about where the nearest toilet is!

    Hope everything continues to go well for you πŸ™‚


    • Piper Lee said

      Thanks for the message, Andy! I hope everything is going well for you! I am very grateful for the ostomy procedure, because I would be miserable today if I never had it.


  4. Ellen said

    I have Crohn’s Colitis as well and a temporary ileostomy at the moment. Things have improved but not enough still. I’m thinking about having another surgery to make it permanent. I know I’m better off with it but sometimes it just helps reading stuff like this so you know there’s other people out there doing fine with one. Thanks for writing about your experience here.

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