Hi my name is Rita, on the outside I look like a normal middle aged mum and house wife. I go to work and smile all day, when I get home, I step through the door and I can be who I am.. I always trusted Surgeons would make give me the options that would impprive my life, but right now...I wish I could turn back the clock.
I was diagnosed at 29, it all came as a bit of a shock as like most people disgnosed, I had heard of the disease but didnt really know much about it. 3 months after diagnosis, I had a sub total colectomy & Ileostomy. Along my journey over the past 12 years I never knew things could ever be this bad. In 2005 I had a reversal, consqently after the death of my mother in 2007, my health began to plummet. I was doing a Masters in Social Work at the time, I so wanted to get the end before being called for surgery, I made it with one day to spare. I opted to have a permanent ileostomy (which would be on the left side due to all the scars on the right). I also requested a proctectomy.
|· rita1970 on October 20 2013 ·
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