Posts tagged JOURNEY TO A STOMA
MY TUPPERWARE FRIEND

Everything went down quickly in less than two years: more blood in my stools and more pain, mixed with strong cortisone doses (and big puffy cheeks). Flagyl, suppositories, enemas, repeated colonoscopies, multiple school absences and several hospitalisations got the better of my intestine when I was 11 years old (not to mention the multiple IV stands races in the Ste-Justine’s hospital corridors with my roommates). No treatment could help me now.

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AS STUBBORN AS A MULE

My adventure began in October 2013. I tried to ignore the symptoms so that I could continue to live my life to the fullest. I was convinced that the blood in my faeces and my haemorrhoids would eventually go away. I thought that my abdominal cramps and diarrhea were due to the stress I was experiencing at school. As soon as I started vomiting and losing my appetite, I knew something was wrong. Being a nursing student, I was terrified to now become a patient.

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