Anyone else suffering with crohn's Disease & also has a ostomy
Yes. I had a colostomy at the end of 2009 . I was diagnosed with crohns at age 17, I am now 38.
Me! I was diagnosed with Crohn's 40 years ago and had a colostomy when I was 23. I am 53 now. Had the surgery 3 months after getting married. (he knew I was going to have it) It gave me my life back. I no longer had to scope out the bathroom in every establishment I visited. Life hasn't been all rosy since the colostomy as with anything it has its disadvantage. I had a revision in 2003 to an illeostomy which means I only have the small bowel now. I fought the revision for a couple of years but once I had it it is easier to manage than the colostomy. Good luck with your decision. Let me know if I can be of futher help 🙂
yes i suffer with crohns and have a illestomy. between having 10 major surgeries since i was 21 yrs old it is the worst thing ever i hate having a bag on me. but thats life.
I had my surgery Nov. 9 I had an illestomy. My life is so much better. I also had a fisula but that was also fixed during my surgery. I also had some issues with my bag leaking but tried several different ones.and that is better. My surgery was the very best for me. Praying things will go great for you this time. Where will your surgery be? Mine was at Mayo in Rochester. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Would love to be of help to anyone facing any of these issues.