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About nice to be in the company of others who get me....I'm a Crohn's person...diagnosed when I was 16....bummer but you get what you get...soooo...I made a pact very early on to NOT be the disease or allow it to dictate my studied, travelled (Europe aged 20 by myself with only my return air-fare and later all of Australia, back to Europe living in Greece and Sicily for some time), had bowel resections and abscesses, fistulas and obstructions, married, gave birth to 3 in 4 years, parented, worked, had a j-pouch built which resulted in partial paralysis of my left leg due to crushed femeral nerve which eventually healed, had ileostomy reversed and went to hell for the better part of 6 years till they finally convinced me to go the whole hog and have a permanent colostomy....enter "Stella" my freedom fighter, my bag....phew....who knew having that portaloo put on me would be the beginning of a new lease on life....the kids got their mummy back and I got to take my time finding a toilet...yaaaaaayyyyy....of course I've had what I refer to as a "Pro Hart"....a blow-out...but these days leakage is rare and I'm way more relaxed and at peace with being a "bagged" person.... I would like to connect with other people in the same boat as I find myself in. I live on a farm in the hills behind Coff's and live a simple life creating art and crafts and caring for my kids and animals.
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