- CASE FILE
I have been loosely diagnosed with crohn's/ ulcerative colitis (each doctor says something different) as well as multiple abdominal hernias.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I was first diagnosed with and hospitalized with crohn's/ulcerative colitis in 2012, where they tried multiple medications none of which ever worked. I became pregnant in 2014 and with a high risk pregnancy (cause of the crohn's) I had multiple ultrasounds in which they always had trouble seeing much, I went into early contractions multiple times so they scheduled a c- section at 38 weeks. During the c- section after pulling my daughter out they found "my first hernia" entangled in my intestines, it was a large very hard mass that at the time they decided to leave in. 12 hours after my daughter was born I had a high fever and started throwing up grey stuff so they decided to do another surgery to remove/repair the hernia. They removed/repaired it along with removing a section of my intestine. After a few days of recovery they finally decided you send my baby and me home and in part of the discharge they removed my c- section staples along with my hernia surgical staples (which they were not supposed to remove them at the same time) and sent me home. After 3 days the hernia surgical area was leaking, I had red streaks along my abdomen, I had a fever and I was not making sense. My surgeon removed the tape and bandage and my intestines were protruding and I had an infection so they rushed me to the hospital for the first of many "infection pump" placements. Since then I've had 8 more surgical procedures from the pumps, to an abscess to more repairs. I've now been on disability almost 2 years and haven't had a repair or any hope of any relief since 2017 cause no doctors can or will help me anymore. I've gained a lot of weight and my current hernias are so large that I look and feel 9 months pregnant. I've never been remotely sure of any of these diagnoses and my only hope in life is to live a long life raising my 3 wonderful kiddos, but at this rate I don't see my life being very long and my quality of life is depressing and lonely at best. Thank you.