Surgery. How it went down

I had surgery (sub-total colectomy and ileostomy) fairly recently (5 months ago). I appreciate everyone has a different experience, this is mine. My operation was planned and I knew the date 3 weeks before so had some time to get my head around it. I’m not sure if that was truly beneficial as I don’t think there’s…

Hoo-ha, the beginning

I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the form of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) in 2001 and over the course of 12 years was immune suppressed with long periods in remission. The most notable relapse followed a serious infection, which almost cost me my life. The treatment for the infection was sudden and harsh and my…