Have any of you heard the term “phantom rectum?” I mean, who hasn’t right? ; ) According to http://www.ostomy-medical-supplies.com/ostomy-surgery/surgery-what-to-expect/ … Phantom Rectum: A “phantom rectal” sensation is when the body feels as if it needs to evacuate—even though the rectum is no longer connected to the bowel. This is a normal, if disconcerting, occurrence similar to the […]
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If you don’t DO, you can’t KNOW
It wasn’t for months after someone told me I needed to be in experimental mode while I figure out what direction I want my life to go in, that I finally understood how necessary that was for me. I worked four days last week and by late in the day Friday, all I wanted to […]
Most Recent Thoughts About Having an Ostomy
Tomorrow is World Ostomy Awareness Day and I didn’t just want to write a post that simply educates people about ostomies because it is a lot more than that. I also feel like that can be left for other days and times, and doesn’t necessarily need to be done during the designated awareness day. I […]
Why Does Every Occasion Seem to Revolve Around Food?
There are so many occasions that revolve around food. Heck, most do. Whether it is birthday celebrations, anniversaries, graduations, family reunions, etc the focus usually involves a meal of some kind. With Mother’s Day this coming weekend and Father’s Day right around the corner, my mind can’t help but get really overwhelmed. It seems like […]
Response to the new CCFA AD from a Parent, thoughts??
This is a comment from a parent in reaction to the post I wrote “We React to the New CCFA Ad Campaign” (http://keepingthingsinsideisbadformyhealth.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/we-react-to-the-new-ccfa-ad-campaign/) I found this very interesting because while inflammatory bowel disease IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE BATHROOM, what makes living with ulcerative colitis or crohns disease so difficult is really the bathroom part […]