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.
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.