Hi im 20 years old female been having ulcerative colitis after i had my first child at 19.
Its been over a year and its been a hard one.
Been in and out the hospital month after month
flare after flare and its just been to much been on most meds like sulfasa****ne steroids imuran and asacol .
i tried everything natural medicine
all kinds of diets and nothing. My ulcerative colitis is very agressive.
its been difficult for me since im a single mom and im constantly in the hospital.
Now i have an apses in my large intestine. (which is a colection of puss and infection)
The doctors had me on the strongest antibiotics and nothing has helped get rid of it since its in a very hard place to reach with medication.
So therefore the doctors tried to drain it. Bad news for me its in a small spot and far from my abdominal wall.
Now my only option is surgery.
its schedule for sept, 12 2011
Im mentally not ready and im really scared.
i know i have to do it for my daughter but idk how im going to deal with the fact that i wont have a large intestine.
but this is just going to be the first surgery.
im going to have 3 intotal.
the first one is the removing of the large intestine and since i have an infection in it, they cant create a pouch to connected to the small intestine. so the second surgery is going to be creating the pouch. once it heals the last surgery would be connecting the small intestine to the pouch so i can normally use the bathroom.
its too much for me as a young woman and after everything i been trying to do so i wont get the surgery its just happens like that.
i just need some comfert from other people that have what i have because even though my family is there for me
they dont really understand 100% what i feel what im going thru and whats going thru my mind.
And right now im hospitalized til my surgery. So i found this website and im glad i got to write down a summary of my experience on the making. hope to hear from people soon. Thank you.
Post Edited (live_laugh_love) : 9/8/2011 9:29:41 PM (GMT-6)