Conversation Between vjls and xmasholli

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  1. I saw your post on having a colostomy. I am a c/7 quad, female, who has been fighting bowel problems for 15 years. I have been injured 17. I had an antegrade colonic enema proceedure done in 2001 that didn't help, I spend anywhere from 2-8 hours daily on bowel care. I have sensation and feel pressure and pain in my abdomen all the time I have spoken to a colon-rectal surgeon and he thinks my life would be much easier with a colostomy; my fear is that it will gross me out! As a quad with a body image problem anyway (big gut) I am vain. I know this is silly since we as SCI survivors have to deal with things we never dreamed of; I am sure this too will become second nature. Would you mind giving me a little information about your experiences. I am reaching out to another woman; because men are strange birds--and don't have the same emotional hang-ups that we have. Oh yeah, I am married and my husband has no problems with my decision either way. Thanka for your time
    Holly
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