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I am 3 years post ileostomy and proctocolectomy after dealing with UC for too many years. I returned to work and golf two months after surgery and have continued with no problems. I am eating foods I haven't had for years, Jambalaya, Chili etc. I enjoy the occasional adult beverage. I am thankful for the second chance at a full life. This site has helped me tremendously with advice, encouragement and meeting new people. It has been so helpful to meet someone who has the same condition. I meet regularly with a local ostomate for a beer and talking about things only someone in our position can relate to. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just need to vent. We have so much to learn from each other.
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