Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It has been two years...Happy Anniversary!

Two years ago today I had my diseased colon removed! A lot has changed in those two years, physically, emotional and spiritually. Looking back today I feel a sense of loss but with an added excitement for what is yet to come, but I would be lying if I didn't acknowledge that today is kinda sad. Sad because my UC got to the point of no return. My life didn't follow 'my plan' and that I was 'that sick' that I needed to have a major organ removed. Even so I am very thankful for modern medicine that I am here today remembering.

Here's to what lies ahead...


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hello again

Well it has been almost a month since my last post. To be perfectly honest, I have been avoiding having to tell all of you my latest drama. But I started this blog to chronicle my life without a colon and that means sometimes things get, well pretty shity!

February was a big month of firsts for me. First time to get a full blown partial small bowel obstruction then quickly upgraded to an ileus. First time in U of M hospital with my new GI. First time with the dreaded NG tube. So there ya go. Just when I thought things were going good, my luck showed up!

I am going to give you all the little details like how the nurse missed inserting the NG tube into my stomach and threaded it back up and out the other nostril to only then get stuck before riping it out. And how the pain was so bad from the ileus that I wanted to be knocked out and all of the nurses in the ER were convinced that I was taking to many pain meds at home. *I wasn't on any pain meds I just have a high tolerance now due to the 4 surgeries in 2 years bitches!!!  But tonight I don't feel like going into all of that emotional crap! I will update that story another time with a few more miserable details.

It is definitely challenging my endurance and sometimes I just want to give up this J-pouch. But, long sigh, I am still holding high hopes that this will work and my life will return to some sort of normal.