Even Ninjas Get Scared

A week from today I’m having my first of the two-stage j-pouch surgery (April 15th, ready or not!). I am going to be frank with you: today I am more anxious than ever. I have so much on my plate at the moment between work deadlines and my sister’s wedding. I am beginning to get overwhelmed. For several days now,…

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Two Weeks

Two weeks from this very evening I will be lying in a hospital bed. I will be heavily medicated, probably incoherent and colonless. Two weeks from tonight, I will have a temporary ostomy. Two weeks from tonight, my life will be changed forever.    This disease has quite literally kicked my butt. I have tried medications. I have tried diet…

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