If you want to understand me and/or become familiar with just some of the things patients with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis deal with, PLEASE READ THIS. I know it looks long but believe it or not, it is only about ten percent of what I have been through. As soon as my dad finished […]
Tag Archives: hospitalizations
Prelude to a post about what life with a kock pouch was REALLY like for me..
Three years around this time, I had made the decision to have my 5th kock pouch removed. If you’ve been following me at all, you know that was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. I held out for as long as humanly possible. In early June of 2011, I was just […]
It is hard for you to be really, really happy after being burned? Or is it just me?
Just want to write down some thoughts that have been on my mind lately… After so many years of fighting ulcerative colitis, surgery complications, and a whole host of other things related to my health, it is so hard for me to be outwardly happy. For example, I think posting a status on facebook about […]
The Million-Dollar Question: What Is Colitis?
There has been a lot of discussion in online forums recently about inflammatory bowel diseases and what illnesses actually make up this category of digestive diseases. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of confusion as to what is considered a form of inflammatory bowel disease and what is not. Due to that confusion, there […]
We all Need to Have an Experimental Phase
When I switched therapists after needing a new perspective, within ten minutes of my appointment with her, she said I needed to be in an “experimental phase” for a little while. I needed to stop searching for my path and get out there and try new things, get an idea of what I like, what […]