Reply to "Cured? No. Disabled? I think so."

I maybe the exception to the rule but the removable of my bowel during 2005 as good as cured me of UC and I never consider myself disabled; even during the 9½ years with the ileostomy and all the more so since takedown during 2015.

 Within 18 months of my bowel being removed I was in the gym 3 times per week weightlifting and twice a week participating in Self defense training.

  With the illeostomy, I had to change the bag every couple of hours, take 2 or maybe 4 Imodium just prior to visiting the gym or even when going out; insert sachet into the Colostomy Bag to solidify its content, wear specialist boxers shorts to keep the bag tight and close against my abdomen, yet although all an inconvenience, I was in effect cure of my UC, thus no more flare ups or passing blood.

  Since J pouch Surgery and takedown, I no longer have the inconvenience of the Colostomy Bag, having to carry all the supplies and constantly be taking the Imodium; I still take the Imodium but not as religiously.

Therefore, based on my life with the ileostomy and the last 4 years with a J pouch, yeah, I'm see myself as cured and I don't regard myself as disabled, although when I had the ileostomy, I did use the disabled toilets.

 

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