Writing has always been a type of therapy for my struggle with ulcerative colitis. Lately though I think I need more because honestly, I feel stuck and unable to move on. So today, I’m devoting this post to discussing why I’m considering seeing a therapist.
That it’s Halloween today will probably make this post seem very purposeful in its timing. But I’ve been writing it in my head for a …
Physical and diet difficulties from post-surgery recovery and complications from pancreatitis, post-operative ileus, and pouchitis | J-Pouch | Ulcerative Colitis
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.