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Things I saved in the fire

Going through a major operation such as the one I did, a subtotal colectomy, sure brings along some perspective. D-Day was Monday, April 25 – the day of liberation in Italy as a friend pointed out when wishing me freedom from pain and a means to regain my life. 1,017 more words

Ulcerative Colitis

My Complicated Relationship with Stewie

From New Year’s Eve 2016 to this past April 21, I had a piece of my small intestine sticking out of my stomach. I spoke openly on this blog and via social media about the fact that I had my colon removed for the New Year, but I kind of glossed over the fact that I replaced it (temporarily) with a stoma. 241 more words


I was watching my son climb onto the kitchen counter stool this morning and although mortified, I couldn’t help but feel this overwhelming sense of happiness.  190 more words


Thursday April 21. 2016

In honor of being 4wks post-op (AND HALF-WAY THERE!!) ❤ Shout out to sister for her wonderful photography skills lol 😝

Surgery #2

Thursday March 24. 2016

Saturday March 26. 2016

Finally starting to feel somewhat “normal/alert” again, so wanted to reach out and say •THANK YOU • while I’m still awake! 400 more words

Day #1 on Remicade

Today is the first day after taking Remicade for my colitis. I don’t feel a lot different than yesterday and I honestly don’t know what to expect. 330 more words