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Hi I'm Sue, I've been visiting this site on and off for several years, thought I'd re-visit and take a look in after a spell away!
I had my surgery 12 years ago, due to Ulcerative Colitis, and was initially kitted out with an Ileostomy, but for the last 11 years have had an Ileo-anal pouch. There have been ups and downs since then, but on the whole I've remained in good health, trying to live life to the full and make the most of the hand I've been dealt! Something that has eluded me is settling down in a relationship, which is part of why I decided to test the water with this site, as I'm assuming that there are many other people who have faced the same predicaments in dating, & suffered the same set backs due to their illness / surgery in forming relationships?! It would be nice to find someone who simply understands.
I'm also interested in swapping advice or just having some friendly banter with anyone who might want to do the same.

In terms of personality I like to think I'm kind, friendly, caring and genuine, with my feet on the ground and my heart in the right place. I'm more of an introvert than extrovert,and although sociable I'm a bit shy initially when meeting new people. I enjoy all the usual stuff - eating out, the cinema,reading, sight seeing, taking walks, and I run in an attempt at keeping fit. I have an eclectic taste in music, I love comedy shows, can't beat a good belly laugh, but I'm not much of a party animal and prefer pubs to clubs.

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