I’m extremely thankful to have health insurance

I’m so, so thankful I have health insurance. I received a statement in the mail from the University of Maryland Medical Center for the surgery to remove part of my large bowel last month. Because I have health insurance, my out of pocket cost for the whole thing was zero. I’m lucky to have health insurance. … Continue reading “I’m extremely thankful to have health insurance”

I bet you my large bowel is smaller than yours

Last Wednesday I went to the University of Maryland Medical Center and had a portion of my large bowel removed. Crohn’s disease damaged it. It made part of my large bowel narrow and difficult for waste to travel from point A to point B. It’s what caused the G.I. blockage that almost killed me the … Continue reading “I bet you my large bowel is smaller than yours”

After tomorrow, I will have less large bowel than I have now

Tomorrow morning I check into the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore to have part of my large bowel removed. It’s the part that has been damaged by Crohn’s. The damaged portion is constricted and there’s no way to make it less constricted. That’s why it has to come out. The surgery will be done by … Continue reading “After tomorrow, I will have less large bowel than I have now”

I have Crohn’s disease and will have surgery

I went to the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore yesterday and met with a professor of medicine and the director of the inflammatory bowel disease program who is a Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis expert.  I’m so glad that I did. He was like a human lighthouse in the fog of medical confusion I’ve … Continue reading “I have Crohn’s disease and will have surgery”