Thanksgiving. The holiday where eating as much as you possible can is okay. This also means having to use the bathroom in an environment where there’s lots of family and friends. I actually used to get a lot of social anxiety over this in the past, but as I’ve gotten more confident about my condition… Continue reading Holiday Meals with an IBD
I’m 99% sure that the C-Diff is gone and I’m 100% happy about that. If you’ve had it before, you understand how horrible it is and if you haven’t, well, don’t get it. The fecal transplant, in that regard, was a success and totally worth it. Come on, FDA approve it! The other part of… Continue reading Down in the Dumps
No, really. This entry will be graphic. It has been one week since my fecal transplant. I do believe that the C-Diff is either completely gone or very close to it. CD causes watery bowels filled with blood and pus, horrible abdominal cramping and basically lack of control. Since the transplant, any movements I have… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Poop
I’m so excited (but still feeling super, excuse the pun “crappy”) to write the entry about my poop transplant. If you haven’t been following along and are asking, “Why would anyone get a fecal transplant?“, click on link. On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, I did the normal prep for a colonoscopy which includes… Continue reading My Fecal Microbiota Transplant
I started my colonoscopy prep tonight and it has drained me of any energy that I had left. I had planned on writing more tonight, but I can barely sit up. I’m actually writing this on my phone while laying in bed. The worse part of a colonoscopy is the prep, but considering I have… Continue reading Bathroom. Reservation for One.
One more bit of history before we get to the present. I did get pregnant. We had a beautiful daughter in July 2014. My Crohn’s was AMAZING during pregnancy in that it was GONE. Flash forward to how we got to today. In May, I started having symptoms of a flare. Unlike the last time,… Continue reading Crohn-ic Condition
Since the prep for the transplant starts tomorrow, I want to do one more entry of history before we take a jump forward into the present. Before I do that, I want to thank you for the overwhelming support I’ve received from family, friends and complete strangers. Awareness is the reason why I write this… Continue reading Rollin’ With a Broken Colon