I remember telling on friend that I was considering surgery and she said “Will you have to have a bag? That would be the worst!” I quickly corrected her, “No crapping your pants with bloody diarrhea at work because you couldn’t get to the toilet in time is the worst”. I’m not sure if it offended people when I talked so frankly about
my illness, but I got so sick of people thinking all I had was an “icky tummy” that I just started laying it all out there. I wasn’t looking for sympathy, but I think awareness is key. It’s important that friends and family know what this disease really is.
43 Years Old - UC Vanquisher.
UC since 2015
Nov 2017 - Kidney Cancer - Partial Nephrectomy
UC Meds & Diets Failed
Feb - Sept 2018 - 3 Step J-Pouch Surgeries https://www.nomoreucforme.blogspot.com