Series | How my Ulcerative Colitis impacted my Mental Health

Nearly dying made me look at my life and re-evaluate what was important. I felt like I could see more clearly. I knew what my priorities were. I was very aware that life is short. I wanted to practice being grateful for every day, and everything I had.

However, life with a stoma was really difficult for me. My stoma nurse was rubbish, so I had constant leaks and burnt skin. Fatigue was something that I wasn’t prepared for either.

I just felt a little lost, and I didn’t really like my life. I didn’t feel like me. I thought a j-pouch would rectify that, but then the bombshell about fertility issues following the surgery was dropped on me.

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