As I share my story, I can no longer pretend that my life is just like everyone else's life and at times I can feel the stares of the people around me as they wonder, "how can she be as sick as she says she is." Well trust me I'm just as sick as I say I am and I've got the intestines to back that up. After 4 surgeries, I am missing 2 ft of bowel, have no ilesosecal valve and have various anastamosies: these things are not normal for a 20 year old college student. By the way I have no idea if I spelled any of those terms correctly, apparently my computer knows nothing about medicals things!
I truly want people to understand what it is like to live with IBD. To understand how it affects you mentally, emotionally and physically, so I am going to try to be more honest, more real and probably therefor more offensive, but I'm not going to lie, poop isn't proper and Crohns isn't clean. Bottom line is that I am going to try to share more of the crappy details of my not so normal life.