Kate’s Top 4 Tips: 1. Read Instructions and Follow Directions The instructions are detailed with how you need to structure your diet prior to the prep as well as the timing of each prep drink. This is not the time to wing it, follow it to ensure your bowels are ready for the procedure. 2.Continue reading “Colonoscopy – Tips and FAQs”
My First Time Hospital Experience This blog post is based on my experience in lead up to and first time in surgery (and staying in hospital). What: Right Hemi-Colectomy (approx 45cm large & small intestine removed – at the terminal ileum). When: Jan 2016 Pre Operation Living in Far North Queensland, I did not haveContinue reading “Crohn’s Surgery – What to Expect”
This blog is based on my experience, aiming to edu-kate people who are experiencing similar ongoing gut related issues to be tested for Crohn’s Disease. Early diagnosis may reduce the likelihood of surgery. April 2015 – New Job, New Town – Crohn’s Not Diagnosed After a few days moving to Far North Queensland and starting my new job IContinue reading “Crohn’s Disease – Diagnosis Journey”
When you think everything is going swimmingly a shark appears. This is what happened at my 6month post op follow up. After my surgery in January last year I honestly thought I was cured (aka Crohn’s free). By no means was recovery easy but around 6months post surgery I was feeling healthy, fit and hadContinue reading “Update from Kate”
Crohn’s Disease, like many other autoimmune diseases affect all aspects of your life including: working, eating, sleeping, socialising, travelling and exercising. Before and after diagnosis I experienced the struggles, the embarrassment and the challenges that come with the disease. Being a “glass half full“ kind of girl I always try and find the positives inContinue reading “Overview of Crohn’s Disease”
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