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My name is Joanna. I enjoy fishing swimming reading and working in my yard. Im the single mother of two amazing kids. I was married to my daughters father for 14 years and was diagnosed with Crohns after being married a year. My ex husband stayed with me up till the time I was getting well. I have had my Ileostomy since November 2006. After my second surgery in 2008 is when I found out that my girls father was seeing another woman and had been for a year. But we move forward rebuild a new life and live!!!! I wouldn't go back to before my surgery. My quality of life well. Suxed. But now I have and can enjoy life to its fullest. I don't let my Iliostomy hold me back. I joined the group to find friends that can relate to life with a ""side kick"". As I call I my pouch. Hopefully I can have encouraging words for someone else.
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