Archive for the Surgery Category

Dating A Crohnie From Ben’s Point Of View

Dating A Crohnie From Ben's Point Of View

Dating A Crohnie From Ben’s Point Of View. Following The IBD & Ostomy Support Show poll in the last week. I Crohnsfighting has decided to get Benjamin’s point of view about dating me. I was single for 2 years prior to Ben. I had been used to

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What Does Body Image Mean to Me?

What Does Body Image Mean to Me?

What Does Body Image Mean To Me? We are covering body image on The IBD & Ostomy Support Show. Everyone’s responses regardless of being in the positive or negative are extremely good to see. People are actually talking about it which is brilliant. What Does Body Image Mean To Me?

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When My Crohns Went Wrong Part 3

When My Crohns Went Wrong Part 3

So this is when My Crohns Went Wrong Part 3. So I’ve already written about my experience on ITU & HDU. This is now the rest of my 9-week stay on the Mcculloch ward. I got moved down to a side room from the HDU Unit quite

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Why I Chose To Not Stay In The Dark Over My Diagnosis

Why I Chose To Not Stay In The Dark Over My Diagnosis

So this is the story if you like about Why I Chose To Not Stay In The Dark Over My Diagnosis. When I was diagnosed in December of 2003 I was told I had Crohns Disease and a Fistula because of this. I did as I was

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My Lack of Fertility Due To My Crohns And Numerous Surgeries

My Lack of Fertility Due To My Crohns And Numerous Surgeries

So I take part with a group of ladies hosting The IBD & Ostomy Support show on Youtube and the topics we discuss are wide and varied. The last show we hosted last Thursday was about fertility along with does being chronically ill make parenting harder. So this

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When My Crohns Went Wrong Part 2

When My Crohns Went Wrong Part 2

This is about When My Crohns Went Wrong Part 2. After the traumatic 3 week period spent on ITU then another 4 days being monitored. I was finally moved down to the HDU unit which is a unit designed to look after you on a one to one

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My Battle With Chronic Fatigue And How I Cope

My Battle With Chronic Fatigue And How I Cope

What is Chronic Fatigue? Chronic Fatigue causes Persistent fatigue (exhaustion) Not to be confused with CFS (or ME as it’s more commonly known). CF affects everyday life for some of us and it doesn’t go away with sleep or rest. My battle with chronic fatigue always impacts my life daily.

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My Experience with Vedolizumab/Entyvio

My Experience with Vedolizumab/Entyvio

So for those of you who have read my previous posts or follow my Instagram. I had a permanent ileostomy formed in 11/16 to help with my short bowel syndrome and ongoing symptoms. I’ve had ongoing problems with my Crohns and it is resistant to every single

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When My Crohns Went Wrong

When My Crohns Went Wrong

When My Crohns Went Wrong. This happened to me and fortunately, I’m still here to tell the tale today.Yes this happened to me but doesn’t necessarily mean it would happen to you just purely because you have Crohns Disease. I’m writing this as a mini-series due to it triggering my PTSD. My

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My Exercise Post Op After Stoma Surgery

My Exercise Post Op After Stoma Surgery

So exercise post op for me, has been daunting.  I’ve always been a pretty active person up until April last year.My gym membership ended. I had a slight flare in April and threw in the towel due to being put back on steroids. It’s a never ending

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