Hi all, I don't always remember my dreams and sometimes wish I didn't remember the ones I do. One thing I've noticed in the past eleven months since my first surgery is that any dream I did remember that I was a participant in, I did not have an ostomy. I was my normal pre-ostomy self. Last night for the first time I had a dream where I not only had an ostomy, but I was wearing something that showed my pouch, low rise pants, with the pouch hanging out and completely visible as the top I was wearing only came to my waist. The people I was with seemed to take no notice of this and we were having a conversation about something unrelated. Very strange!! I'm thinking this is perhaps a step towards acceptance so I'm looking at it as a good thing. I am coming up on my one year anniversary and I have my moments of feeling pretty down, but those moments seem to be fewer and fewer. I know I will have a whole new period of adjustment after my next surgery for an ileostomy, but I am pretty comfortable with the knowledge that I will be an ostomate for the rest of my life. This support group by the way has played no small part in my acceptance process and I thank you all so much for that.
Anyone else have ostomy dreams that you would care to share?