Hi everyone! My name is Jessica. I live in NM. My total colectomy was a septic emergency on January 29. I was in hospital and rehab for five months. They dx me with colitis. I do not like the annoyance of the bag but I do love my lil stoma and not feeling terrible all the time. They also took out my cancerous appendix. It has been a ride. My biggest challenge with my ily is that I am a T2 diabetic and the food that I love that is healthy is def not stoma friendly- i.e, salads, vegs, fiber- ugh.
I am recently getting over a short hospitlization for pneumonia and sepsis. I got sick so freaking fast. I am now working even harder for tight sugar control.
I love scifi and overall geekdom, drawing and sewing. In my professional life I manage a large big box retail store which I really use to love. These illnesses put a lot in perspective. I will be on short term disability til at least January. The doctors are darn near trapping me at home since my immune system is so fabulous!!
Id love to make new friends and the rest will follow. If not, new friends are the best!!