Hello there, my name is Bianca. I am 29 years old and come from South Africa. I am single with no children. I am a PA
I was diagnosed with uc in 2006, it nearly cost me my life, but thank God, He carried me through. Ninety percent of my colon had to be removed in an emergency operation. I am still wearing a colostomy bag. The reversal is being done next year, but I am considering having the J-pouch operation done instead, because I am still experiencing a lot of discomfort and slight bleeding now and again.
Despite my condition I am a person with a zest for life. I enjoy life and experiencing new things. I have started with guitar lessons this year which I thouroughly enjoy and I am busy studying Journalism part-time. I enjoy the outdoors and love travelling and have been in Spain, Morocco and Gibraltar and London (but only for a quick pit stop....lol)
Life is so short and I believe that you need to make the most of each minute and don't leave each other angry, because it might be the last time you see each other so try to keep short accounts...
I try to not let my condition get me under, but there are days when I feel a bit down, because of this colostomy bag (which i sometimes call my "boyfriend" - lol) Luckilly the happy days overshadow the down days, because I am just so grateful to God that I am alive today....it could have been so much different....I could have died on 1 September 2006.
Anyway, I don't know what else to say....oh yes, I am so happy to have come across this very useful and user friendly sight. It really helps me A LOT!