MY LIFE WITH CROHNS DISEASESunday, 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"!