Reply to "Life gets better post surgery: The Whole Shebang"

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This story brought tears to my eyes, and I'm pretty emotionless!

I have never related to a piece of text more in my life, i'm 3 months post takedown and I have never been so depressed before, not even when I was sick. But reading your story and just about every other one with a happy twist at the end gives me so much hope. I've been doing pretty well so far, i'm able to walk around quite often, i've been trying new foods without too many issues and I'm by some grace of god only going to the bathroom around 4-8 times a day depending on what/when/how much I eat. 

I see myself adjusting quicker than the average jpoucher (or maybe it's just all in my head) so I know that the endgame is near. My biggest issue is how fragile I am. Sort of like a dandelion. I've always been athletic and active so now being a bum that lays in bed all day because i can't handle too much physical activity is stressful. Also my ostomy site has healed, but it's still quite pink and fresh. 

I have yet to try eating raw veg but that's okay, not my biggest concern.

Do you remember how long it took before you felt ready to take on sports/physical activity again?

 

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