Hello everyone, my name is joshua. iam a 24 year old male who has had a bad friend named crohns since i was 10. as a kid i was pretty good disease wise, id feel it doing its thing alot, mostly when i was playing baseball. Lets skip ahead to 2000-------> this is where i really started to take a turn for the worst. 2000 til 2005 was alot of months in the hospital with iv's, tubes, and pain meds!September 2, 2005 i was admited into Boston medical center for my first surgery, i was told by my sergon that he was going to remove my colon and some intestines and that i had a 1% chance that i would need a colostomy bag, well because i have the best luck in the world i woke with..... thats right a colostomy bag!! I was soo upset! Well i was told that i could get it off the day befor thanksgiving 2005, so it was only a couple months, well i felt soo good about myself that the bag was off, so i was ready to start my life, free of pain and discomfort! Well because i have the best luck in the world as i said, the day after the super bowl feb 7 2006 i was rushed in to boston once again for emergency surgery because of a perf of my intestines! Well i guess i was dead on the table becuse of all the junk tha flowed into my system, well again i woke from the surgery with... thats right a bag on my side once again! but this time they say its for life!! How do I live, how do i date, how do i do anything?? iam so upset on a daily basis i just cannot stand it! i have just recently kicked the pain killers cause id prob. overdose, but im just missing the love and support of another! What do i do? someone please help!!!