Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:35 am
Hi Hannah. I know exactly what you are saying. I too thought I was doing fine and then the sadness came upon me. I've always been very upbeat and positive and the one that always lifts everyone else up. But, two and a half years after the surgery, I am still struggling with the emotional part of the ostomy. I thought I would have gotten to a point where I could accept this change and go on but apparently I haven't made it there yet. One thing I have noticed, is that there seems to be an acceptance and grievance process that we go through with this change as we do with the death of someone we love. About a month ago I did make a choice to see a counselor and try to get some help. Don't be embarrassed if you need to do that. That's what they are trained for. You've really got some good advice and wisdom that has been shared with you. You just keep that strong TX strength about you and know you are not alone......there is always someone here to help out.