Posts Tagged: percutaneous tube

I deserve nice things, don’t I?

This time last year, I woke up in my bed for the first time in nearly a month. I just been released from hospital after a 27-day stay following a series of complications from my first bowel surgery on May

I deserve nice things, don’t I?

This time last year, I woke up in my bed for the first time in nearly a month. I just been released from hospital after a 27-day stay following a series of complications from my first bowel surgery on May

Will this horrible year never end?

A few months ago, my colleague and blogging buddy Sarah suggested that I write a post about what I’ve learned as a result of all my struggles and setbacks, since I had already done such a good job covering how

Will this horrible year never end?

A few months ago, my colleague and blogging buddy Sarah suggested that I write a post about what I’ve learned as a result of all my struggles and setbacks, since I had already done such a good job covering how

I’d like to get on with my life now

Last month, I visited my new gastrointestinal specialist, who took over from my old GI who retired last July. My previous GI’s assistant, Dori, remained in the office. Dori has known me since I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis

I’d like to get on with my life now

Last month, I visited my new gastrointestinal specialist, who took over from my old GI who retired last July. My previous GI’s assistant, Dori, remained in the office. Dori has known me since I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis

Validation

Yesterday I completed my 8th and final mindfulness meditation workshop. Over the course of the 8-week program, I learned a number of meditation techniques and had the chance to talk about my difficulties with a very supportive group of people.

Validation

Yesterday I completed my 8th and final mindfulness meditation workshop. Over the course of the 8-week program, I learned a number of meditation techniques and had the chance to talk about my difficulties with a very supportive group of people.

The Joy of Pants

My doctors tore me a new asshole. Literally. When my surgery went awry in May and an abscess developed, a tube had to be inserted to drain it. The radiologists at Mount Sinai Hospital made a little puncture in my

The Joy of Pants

My doctors tore me a new asshole. Literally. When my surgery went awry in May and an abscess developed, a tube had to be inserted to drain it. The radiologists at Mount Sinai Hospital made a little puncture in my

Dr. Lovegood, Nurse Misty, and My Anus

I promise this isn’t a porno post. Sorry. This morning I had an appointment with my surgeon, Dr. Cohen. In case you missed it yesterday, I had prepared a little speech for Dr. Cohen, outlining just how rocky the road

Dr. Lovegood, Nurse Misty, and My Anus

I promise this isn’t a porno post. Sorry. This morning I had an appointment with my surgeon, Dr. Cohen. In case you missed it yesterday, I had prepared a little speech for Dr. Cohen, outlining just how rocky the road

Keeping It Real

I’m not sure why, but I’ve always tried to be good-humoured and optimistic around my doctors. I guess I thought that doing so would make them like me as a person, and as such they’d care a little more about

Keeping It Real

I’m not sure why, but I’ve always tried to be good-humoured and optimistic around my doctors. I guess I thought that doing so would make them like me as a person, and as such they’d care a little more about