— Nina in New York Dear Nina: We sympathize with how difficult this must be for you.
and i mention i have 'personal issues' or 'health stuff' going on, but i won't actually tell them it's crohn's cuz i'm scared/embarrased that they'll google it and think it's gross.I have Crohn’s disease and have had an ileostomy bag since I was 13.In other words, I have no colon and I poop into a bag on my abdomen.Im worried about drinking alcohol(although I had a sucessful test run on Friday) and I'm worried about over doing it on the dancefloor! __________________ Call me James The Best Thing of 2010 v=h RPEG7tsmi8 "To be a human being among human beings, and remain one forever, no matter what misfortunes befall, not to become depressed, and not to falter--this is what life is, herein lies its task"-Fyodor Doestevsky i am struggling with this now. i won't even bother dating guys now because a) my self-esteem has dropped and b) i don't want to tell them i have crohn's....I am barely getting any output from my colostomy in at least a month, and I have absolutely no appetite.Last year I was in hospital with what they thought was a partial small bowel obstruction. My dr told me to drink Citrucel everynight to become regular.I have had long periods of time when I literally could not even look at my waist in a mirror.I have a great support group at the United Ostomy Association (uoaa.org), but I have not yet been able to figure out how to tell people about my condition without grossing them out completely.Be honest without being overly graphic, and approach the subject with as much confidence as you can muster.There are Internet dating sites for people with Crohn’s, IBS and other such conditions at and