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I have had Crohn's Disease since I was a senior in high school. Had many ups and downs over the years. In 2006 I became very ill and that is when I had surgery for my Ileostomy. Originally it was supposed to be reversed but after the Doctors performed the surgery, I was a lot worse than they thought. Reversing was not an option.

Over the years I have learned to deal with my condition. I have had ups and downs but I would go through it all again to get to the end result. With my Ileostomy I live a pretty normal life. I can go to dinner or the movies and not have to go home right after eating. I can sit through a whole movie but most of all, I can be involved in my daughter's lives and do things with them. They are 13 and 10. They have been through a lot with me and have been amazing with handling their mom being "different" having ups and downs and in and out of the hospital over the years.

I am divorced since 2010 and separated since 2008. I have had a few boyfriends but they have not worked out. They couldn't understand what I was dealing with, they tried (a little) but it wasn't enough for me. That is why I would like to meet someone with similar issues. Easier to relate to someone who knows what it is like to be "different" and can understand the ups and downs that come along with having an ileostomy.

There is a lot more to my life story and I would love to meet someone to share it with and to hear someone else's story.
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