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

Happy ASSiversary

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.  

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Preparing for surgery – what to bring.

What to bring to your surgery small

I’ll be heading in for my second surgery soon.  This time it will be to remove my rectum.  For my ileostomy surgery, I brought a lot of stuff to the hospital – too much, in fact.  So this time I’ll be trimming down what I bring based on that experience.  Here are some things that you should bring or may want to consider bringing during your next hospital stay.

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