About Me

Hi, I’m Rob and I’ve been living/coping/struggling with IBD for 16/17 years. Like most people who are afflicted with the disease, I have tried numerous types of medication, experienced periods of both remission and flare ups and ticked off many of the bad side effects of the disease.

I experienced a big flareup in 2014 and was given the option of surgery or Humira injections and I opted for the latter which proved to be somewhat of a miracle cure. I experienced another bad – perhaps worse – flareup in 2018 and after Humira didn’t work, I decided that I had had enough and it was time to elect for surgery to help improve my standard of life.

Surgery has been set for January 15th 2019.

Aim of the Blog

I decided to start this website to chronicle my journey having a (partial) Proctocolectomy with Colostomy. The main reason for the site is to provide those considering having the surgery information on how the procedure went and how I recover. And as a runner I will be documenting how I deal with getting back into running with a colostomy bag.

My first Ultra in August 2016. Crohn’s was currently under control with Humira.

I’m sure there are plenty of others out there that have written similar blogs but there’s no harm in having more information available.