I was truly inspired by @americaneagle having an amazing women @gutlessandglamorous who lives with an Ostomy bag!It inspired me to share part of my journey with you and this totally outside of my comfort zone! As you know I live with #chrons and I will be the first to tell you it’s 💩💩 no pun intended! I was suffering silently for many years and when I finally got diagnosed with #ulcerativecolitis I was like ok there has to be a cure for this or it’s something we can take care of! I was wrong on so many levels and part of it was denial. Well that denial ended me up in the hospital more times than anyone would have liked and went like this check into @cedarssinai for a couple of days get hooked up to IV’s with mega amounts of medicine and then I would get to go home, until it was not like that anymore! I had went away for a weekend in Vegas and was not feeling amazing but got through the weekend to be in bed for the next 2 days and to be honest I don’t even know how I drove myself to the doctor because I was so sick 😷 when I got to my doctors office he is like let’s get some fluids in you because your dehydrated well he could not even get an IV in me that he literally said I am checking you into the hospital which was connected to his office! From that day forward I lived in the hospital for a year! My life forever changed as they could not get me in remission with anything my fever was incredibly high for days and that’s when they decided it was time to take the colon out! Usually for most people that’s the answer to a better life unfortunately for me that was not the case(that’s for another post) it was a very hard few years with deep depression and pain amongst loosing all myself confidence and that’s where @stelladot comes in as I always loved fashion and being around people! I was able to connect with others and work on getting my old self back! I am grateful that I am alive and that I know can give back to others who might be in the middle of hard medical stuff! I always say you never know what goes on the inside as many people tell me all the time you don’t look sick! Well I am thankful for there comments it’s very hard to understand unless you lived it!