It’s my 1st ASSiversary (a year without a rectum or anus)

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It was a year ago today that my rectum was removed and my anus left to close up into a “Ken Doll Butt”, so I’ll be celebrating my ASSiversary today =)

Crohn’s disease often comes with a lot more than just an upset stomach, and having a pain in the ass (literally) is something I’ve had to face for many years. If you’re interested in reading about my history of perianal disease or the experience of having a proctectomy (the technical term for an ass removal), then I’ve written about it several times, and would like to direct you to those articles in this post.  

My four-part series on perianal disease details my ongoing recovery from surgery and it’s worth looking at if you’re a candidate for the procedure.

Start in this order (please note that some entries will contain links to graphic photos of my wounds):

All done! What my last (and hopefully final) hospital stay was like – this post details my hospital stay

Perianal disease: A timeline PART 1 – I explain what my perianal disease (from Crohn’s) was like, and what lead up to my surgery.

Perianal disease: A timeline PART 2 – I cover the first month post-surgery and explain what it was like to have a wound VAC on my ass.

Perianal disease: A timeline PART 3 – What it was like adjusting to surgery a few months post-op

Perianal disease: A timeline PART 4 – This is an ongoing update page from month 5 post-op and beyond. It contains a link to my healing timeline, which is both incredibly graphic and educational. If you want to see the parts of an “invisible illness” that aren’t so invisible, you’ll get a good sense about what Crohn’s disease is like for some people.

I’ll be more than happy to answer any questions about my own experience with perianal disease, what a proctectomy was like and how my recovery has gone one year later.

 

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