Carolyn reinhart June 1, 2017 at 9:27 pm Thank you fir sharing your story. I can relate to some if it but not 14 surgeries etc. I had colitis for 50 years and had tried all the known drugs but in the end I had an ileostomy last year. I’ve had 4 blockages since Christmas and it is a hernia with a sometimes twisted bowel. The surgeon doesn’t want to operate since I had such difficulty during the previous surgery. I can certainly relate to the experience of isolation which is very difficult. You certainly are a role model and a very determined woman. I wish you all the best on your continuing journey.