My history with Ulcerative Colitis
My journey with IBD dates back to 2010 when I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis out of the blue and became very ill very quickly, resulting in an emergency Total Colectomy.
Since then, I have had a jpouch that behaved itself for six good years before it decided to fail on me. The nature of the problem was an inability to fully empty the pouch which had a profound impact on the quality of my life. And despite trying to rescue it with a major jpouch reconstruction surgery in 2017, it still didn’t work properly.
So in October 2018 I had permanent ostomy surgery which (believe it or not!) was welcome given the circumstances as I know I can once again become fully fit, active and healthy and live life to the full.
On a personal note, I’m 35, live in Leeds in the UK and am engaged to be married to my girlfriend Naomi next year. But there’s plenty of time to find out more about me. Thanks for visiting and I hope to be of some kind of help to you in your journey with no colon.