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Hello.  I have been suffering from IBS manifested mostly by flatulence for about 30 years.  Then about 15 years ago I had a colon resection for a rectal prolapse, and it's much worse. Even when I have the urge to move my bowels the entire room knows.  It has caused me great depression and low self esteem.  I avoid social situations, and even going to work or volunteering is an occasion for humiliation.  At my main job working at an inhouse advertising agency for a major pharmaceutical company, I was verbally ridiculed.  Fortunately, we later had a client that generated tests for digestive diseases, which educated my co-workers.  But then we lost that client, and those particular employees moved on, and a new, younger group of employees joined the agency, and it was the same embarrassment all over again.  

 

I am now 65 and volunteering to fill my days after the recent loss of my beloved husband of 43 years.  I am trying to decide which I need more -- to be occupied at a worthwhile activity or to free myself from more embarrassment and just stay at home.  

 

Thank you for allowing me to share.  I greatly appreciate it.  

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Jeffrey Roberts

I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband and the embarrassment that you encountered at your career.

Thank you for sharing.

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kmarsdenjohnson

Thank you.  

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