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I stink.

I stink. My husband has told me time and again that this is not true. He cannot “smell” me or my ostomy… but there is nothing that he can tell me to convince me otherwise. I stink and I know it. I am so frustrated. I have a catheter and a bag of poo hanging out of my belly….

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They’ve taken my colon!

I began this post with the intent of “journaling” my surgery adventure. Upon deep reflection of today’s emotions, I have decided to go in a different direction. I hope you’ll allow me a few moments of frustration. PLEASE also allow me to tell you guys that this post MAY contain a few “graphic” details related to IBD. Do not…

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The Nightmare Before Surgery…?

Well, here I am and it is the evening before surgery. I cannot lie: I am afraid. Last night, I literally had a meltdown. Yes, the strong, stubborn, fiery ninja had a pure unadulterated meltdown. I am not ashamed to admit it. I burst into hysterics, lay on my closet floor, covered myself with several blankets and wept bitterly saying over…

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The Battle Begins

As promised, part TWO of my three-part comical illustration of my diagnosis story. In case you missed the first part, click here to see it! Part three will be coming along in a few weeks. I am having surgery next week so I cannot get to it until sometime later… in the meantime, I hope you enjoy this one….

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