My painful and scary experience with post operative ileus complications left me very weak, under 100 pounds, malnourished, and very close to death’s door.
How my ileostomy takedown surgery went, including prep, the surgery, hospital recovery, and complications.
My struggle with pancreatitis including symptoms, tests, my ER and hospital stay, pain management, post-discharge recovery, and pre-op prep.
What my stoma life, the three months I lived with an ostomy bag, was like, including the physical and mental adjustments I went through, procedures, and what travel was like.
J-pouch surgery recovery is a full-time job with lots of road bumps along the way.
What my j-pouch surgery (proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis) was like, including prep, surgery, and recovery.
My pre-surgery jitters in the days leading up to my j-pouch surgery.
This is my list of Recovery Reads; for when you need to go slow, when you need to just read one page before drifting off into sleep without your iPhone, laptop, Kindle, or anything else that shines bright.
Being on prednisone is a lot like being in the Twilight Zone. Things aren’t always what they seem, it can be hard to navigate and understand your surroundings, and often times you feel like you might never come back. Or the even scarier thought: that you might not ever want to come back.