Just A Little About MeIm a 23 male from Ireland.
I was born with imperforate anus and im looking for other people born with it as i was lucky enough to be in hospital as a child with an other person who had it but was stupid enough to lose contact with them and havnt spoken to anyone with it since.
Iv looked online for other people with it and found support groups for parents of children born with it and they are great because parents also need help with the challenges that come with imperforate anus and realated illnesses but found nothing for the people with it older than 16 years of age.
So this site popped up and i found the odd post about it but they were years ago so im hoping that those people and more are still using this site and will join this group.
Over the years this has affected every aspect of my life but iv learned to live with it and accept it.As a teen i didnt play sports or do well in school and was very antisocial and turned to drink and drugs just to fit in with a group of people which i still have friends out of but just not as close.I often feel alone and worthless but then i see what stops other people and i am kinda thankfull that i was born the way i was because it does take alot to stop me now but it still torments me beyond explaination.I dont drink or use anymore thanks to the best family in the world.
I know this isnt the biggest problem in the world but I still think there should be a network of people there for the people who actually have it just to talk and anwser any questions that other sufferers have.
So if you have it please join or make contact no matter what age you might be or any other health problems you might have.
I wont just forget about this post/group because i cant be the only one looking for other people with it.(sorry about some of the spellings) Thanks for reading. :):)
I would also like to thank all the nurses and doctors at our ladys childrens hospital crumlin in dublin and cork university hospital.