OOHOOOH, ME FIRST!
haha, okay well i had UC undx for 10 years, all the symptoms and bleeding and all the nastiness. Then i moved to a new city and a good doc and finally got dx. After a year of meds that didnt get me into remission i finally moved home and got hold of a surgeon in Chicago who would "allow" me to have surgery. Basically i just asked and he said the fact i was asking for it told him i was ready, that and the severity of my pancolitis. So i had the 1st step on Nov. 16. I had basically a month of blockages and a wonderful fistula (RVF). It was a really really dark time for me, but i knew even then how wonderful it was to be free from UC!!! I woke up from surgery and was wheeled into recovery and remember saying, wow, i can FEEL the lack of pain in my left side...its WONDERFUL...like a new beginning. Slowly, with patience and a positive attitude, i have cleared the blockages and been eating everything i want (including lettuce!!!!!!) and my fistula is now only a pinprick!!!!! I am going back in a month and hopefully it will be healed so i can schedule takedown! WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO! Life sure is great now. Some days are hard, but the important thing is that MOST days are great. And i am looking forward to more and more and the ability to do what i want without an appliance too. In conclusion, its a new life for me. Im 23 and i never can remember a life without the symptoms...this is beautiful...la vita bella!
Currently taking ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
Current weight loss-40 lbs!!!!!
It will always get better...always