I am who I am. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when I was 12 (I was first diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was 9). I got a permanent ostomy when I turned 19, and I haven't looked back. I'm secure with who I am and happy for the choice because my life was much worse before the ostomy than after. Yes, there are times I come across challenges and I do have some insecurities from time to time, but life is too short to dwell on these things, so I choose to look forward. I'm looking for friends on this site. Nothing more. I figured that maybe I can learn some new things or maybe I can help someone through the beginning stages of having an ostomy. Or maybe...maybe someone to talk to who understands where I'm coming from or looking for someone who understands where you're coming from. Want to know more about me? Just send a message. ****

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