1 year ago today

I don’t usually post about personal issues, especially health issues.

However, today I will.

One year ago today I had major bowel surgery. The surgeon removed 2.5 feet of my small intestine, 1 foot of my large intestine, fixed 3 strictures and an abdominal fistula. After 6 days in the hospital, I went home with some interesting scars and weighing only 135 lbs.

Why? I have Crohn’s disease. I was diagnosed about 12 years ago after having an emergency appendectomy during which the surgeon saw that there was nothing wrong with my appendix, but my small intestine was severely inflamed.

Today, I am up to 175 lbs and can knock off 40 push-ups in a row. I watch what I eat and am getting more and more exercise. I am probably healthier now than I have ever been.

 No real point to this post, just that I’m happy and wanted to share.

 

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