Hello, Today I would like to share with you the revelation that has reshaped my entire life.
Crohn's and Me, a bit of history
Until recently, and as far back as grade school I was plagued with stomach and bowel issues. Though It wasn’t until my freshman year of college that a doctor was finally able to give a name to what was wrong with me. Unfortunately what wasn’t known at the time (1997ish) was how severe or how many types of Crohn's disease I had. That would all play out in the years to follow, leading up to more recent events.
In the mean time, I had been on everything from asacol to steroids, 6mp, Remicade and worse. That was the easy part, I had undergone 33 surgeries total for Crohn's related issues including bowl resections, various forms of fistula repair, a mucosal flap, and a temporary colostomy.
After spending the last seven years in and out of doctors offices and on various medications, infusions, and home injectables I had yet to attain a reversal of my colostomy, which had since herniated. At this point I had all but decided It just wasn’t going to happen.
I decided on nothing more than faith in God that he would see me through and went again to the GI doctor for yet another test hoping for his approval to go forward with a reversal surgery. I returned home with pictures of ulcerations, narrowing of my bowl, and a recommendation for further testing and medications.