A couple of weeks ago my husband and I took a 2 day Mississipi River boat ride where all we did was relax, look at the scenery and eat. They served us 3 wonderful meals plus 2 snacks a day. When I had my colon I would have never been able to enjoy this because I would have been worrying about when the cramping and diarhea would start in. We also spent several days in the Minneapolis area and I indulged in a lot of goodies there to. I think it was the first time I gained weight on a vacation instead of losing it. I don't miss my colon one bit.