August 21, 2017 – It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since I had my ostomy surgery!
It’s hard to believe, but three years ago today (on August 21, 2013) I had my ostomy surgery done.
I’ll be honest, I have no idea where the last year went, but it’s been two years since my ileostomy surgery on August 21st, 2013. Two years since I willingly gave up my diseased colon, and traded it for an ostomy bag – it was the best decision at the time, and I have zero regrets to this day.
It’s been 14 months since my last blood test update on the site, and I thought I’d share my latest test with you guys.
One lesson I’ve learned about IBD is that our symptoms can often be very misleading, and they sometimes don’t correlate with what’s actually going on in our gut. This can pose several problems as a patient and for the GI treating us.
I had my first MRI today in order to find out why my butt has been hurting (and bleeding) over a year since my proctectomy. I’d be nice if perianal disease could quit being such a pain in the ass!
The experience was interesting, and if you have an IBD, you may at some point need an MRI too. Of course, no two experiences are the same, so keep that in mind while I explain how my day went.
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.
August 21, 2014: It’s hard to believe that a year ago today I was at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto having my colon removed and getting it replaced with an ileostomy.
This is the last entry in a four-part series on my perianal disease timeline, including the healing after my proctectomy. … Read more
This is the third entry in a four-part series on my perianal disease timeline, including the healing after my proctectomy. … Read more