IBD Warrior

In November 2022 I ended up in the hospital due to a perforated colon and abdominal sepsis. It turns out I had undiagnosed Crohn’s disease which finally caused serious trouble. During an emergency surgery part of my colon was removed and I was given an ileostomy.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any segment of the gastrointestinal tract. There is no known cure for Crohn’s disease. Treatment options are intended to help with symptoms, maintain remission, and prevent relapse.

Ileostomy

Ileostomy is a stoma (surgical opening) constructed by bringing the end or loop of small intestine (the ileum) out onto the surface of the skin, or the surgical procedure which creates this opening. An ileostomy is usually done when your large bowel (colon) needs to be removed, or rested after treatment or surgery.