MY LIFE WITH CROHNS DISEASE

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hey lovelies this post is very different from all others. I want to share with you about my life with Crohns Disease.

At the age of 14 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis which then lead to Crohns. Throughout the years I was in and out of hospitals and have had a few surgeries.
Nine years ago I had major surgery which was the removal of my large intestine, and I now have a colostomy. I have to say that this surgery saved my life.
For the past few years I've done pretty well, and have been in remission. I've had a few flare-ups and not many hospitalizations.
Lately I have been under a lot of stress and it's causing flare-ups. Which brings me to why I haven't been posting any of my outfits. I'm just not feeling well enough and don't have the energy for all of that.
I'm consuming my thoughts with the fact that I am sick, and it really isn't helping. Everyday I struggle to get out of bed. What's harder for me now is that I have a 2 year old son who I have to look after and it isn't easy at all.

The past few weeks have been very painful, even though I have been feeling sick, I try to look my best. I try to make an effort to take pictures to do a post but it's just not in me right now.
I honestly do miss it!

I know there are many out there who have Crohns and are probably in a worst situation than I am. If there's someone who understands what they are going through, it's me. Can you imagine your first year of high school spending most of the year being hospitalized all the time? There were times when I would go into the hospital for weeks. The hardest part was that no one understood what I was going through, heck I didn't understand what I was going through and why. But that's how I spent my entire teenage and young adult years. When I was 17 I was told that I would need to get a colostomy but I was in denial and always refused to have the surgery. After a few years of remission, I ended up getting really sick and was hospitalized for about 3 weeks before I made the decision to have the surgery which was "Emergency Surgery", meaning that had I not had the surgery at that moment, I probably wouldn't be blogging about it today.

A few months ago my insurance was cancelled. I thought I would be fine since I haven't had flare ups in quite sometime. Unfortunately the past few weeks have been a nightmare for me. A month ago I had to go to the emergency room because I wasn't feeling well. Since my insurance was cancelled I'm not able to get the proper medical attention that I need. I feel like I'm getting worse each passing day. I feel so down and depressed about the whole situation. It's really tough, but I will try to do what I can to feel better again and get back to what I love "Fashion"!

Xo

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16 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I can't even imagine what you must be going through, and I wish there was something I (or anyone else) could do to help out.

    I hope that one day, things will be better for you. Stay strong!

    xo,
    Terry

    http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

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  2. Stay strong amiga! I hope things get better soon! Que dios te bendiga, siempre!

    xo
    Melissa
    http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks for sharing love. I can't imagine what you've gone through and I can only imagine how hard it is. Especially as a mom! This really touched my heart. <33

    Btw of course I followed ya back! ;)

    <3 xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
    Jocelyn

    www.bossyjocey.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks luv you're so sweet. Thanks for the follow back everywhere :))
    Xo

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  5. Stay strong love! And no apologies for lack of posts. Blogging will always be here just remember to put yourself first! I hope that you feel better and that things start to get easier for you!

    xo
    naty
    aloveaffairwithfashion.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi Lee,

    Thank you for sharing your story! I'm so sorry about all the pain you are going through. A friend of mine in college went through it as well so I can only imagine. Stay strong and I'll pray for you to be well.

    Melanee
    xo

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  7. I feel for you hun...its not easy going back & forth to the hospital. you're one tough gal to have survived the disease and still so so inspired to look great. this is what i realized when i got so sick once, when our health is in danger, nothing else matters to us but to feel better. doesnt even matter if we brush our teeth or brush our hair. you're doing great is fighting your trials. its not easy i know....stay strong and hang on :)

    http://anmari-ish.blogspot.com

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  8. Lee, plenty of support for you from us fellow sufferers on facebook page Crohns Disease. You should find some comfort there. They have a website too, www.whatiscrohnsdisease.co.uk

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