I didn’t write much after I had my sub-total colectomy; life kind of just started happening and I didn’t want to miss a beat. Now, here we are, almost a year later and I’ve completed all 3 steps of my J-Pouch creation. On February 11th, I had my ileostomy reversal, or “takedown”, and am now readjusting to a stoma-less life. Looking back, I wish I took more opportunities to document the experience, but I intend to make up for that. This blog means a lot to me, it has as early as its conception; unfortunately, I haven’t had many moments where time and strength were simultaneously available to me. I look forward to the coming months, as I recover to take the time to invest in this blog and my fellow IBD community. It’s hard to believe how far I’ve come and how much my family and I have endured, but when it settles in, it’s hard to be anything but immensely grateful. I know that there were many angels along my path who guided me and if I can be a beacon or encouragement to a small few, that would please me greatly.
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