I bring this up because we had a "poomadeggon" around here tonight. I had to take a shower, and change my ostomy bag. So, I get in the shower, with no bag on. Poo happens. I wash it down the drain with the shower head. I continue my shower, and look down, and there is some more … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk Poo
Living With Colostomy
Have you ever experienced one of Those Moments? You know, the ones where you realize without a doubt that what you want is out of your reach? That happened to me today at my appointment with The Best Doctor In The Universe. For simplicity's sake, let me just call him TWOO, short … [Read more...] about The Road To Reversal Is A Dead End
My followup appointment with Dr. Sharma, the gastroenterologist, on December 22, went very well. He said the pictures from the gastrografen enemas were normal. There was no indication of polyps, tumors, or other abnormalities. And, there was plenty of gut left to complete a … [Read more...] about Christmas Was Early This Year!
The next step towards getting my colostomy reversed was to get a Barium enema. The doctor wants to see if I have enough tissue to reconnect. Is so, then I can have surgery to reverse the colostomy. This part really started yesterday, when I had to drink all that disqusting … [Read more...] about The Road To Reversal
The main reason I was so happy to finally have health insurance coverage was that I could finally, after two and a half years, start the conversation with my doctor about getting my colostomy reversed. That conversation started this week. The first step in the process was going … [Read more...] about The Road To Reversal
Do you know what that is in the photo above? If you DO, then you know that they are expensive, and that they are quite necessary for the people who need to use them. The photo shows the ostomy supplies that I have had to use since I had my surgery back in May of 2012, and … [Read more...] about The Number One Reason I Am So Happy To Have Health Insurance Starting On November 1.
I went back all the way to January 1, and could not find a post where I have talked about myself much this whole year. So, because May is my birthday month, I think I will take a little time to tell you what's been going on with me in 2014. In January, I went to the doctor for … [Read more...] about May Report On Me
After more than a month of trying every day several times a day, I finally got signed in to the Healthcare.gov website and set up my account. I went through all the steps of putting in all the information, and at the end, I was emailed a PDF file with the results. The results … [Read more...] about What The Affordable Healthcare Act Has Done For Me