Aphrael

I was first diagnoses with Ulcerative Colitis in 2009 and eventually had to have the total colectomy and ileoanal pouch surgery. The final surgery was completed in February 2014 and all was well until recently. I saw my GI this afternoon and am scheduled for a colonoscopy in 2 weeks time

Rectal Prolapse After Surgery?

I was first diagnoses with Ulcerative Colitis in 2009 and eventually had to have the total colectomy and ileoanal pouch surgery. The final surgery was completed in February 2014 and all was well until recently. I saw my GI this afternoon and am scheduled for a colonoscopy in 2 weeks time.

Stage Two out of Three Surgery Done and Dusted!

Introduction: I was diagnosed with UC in 2009 after endless trips to doctor for gastroenterologist. After going through all the medications available, it was decided that surgery was the only option. My first surgery was in April 2013 and i am currently 2 weeks post op of my second surgery. My surgeon decided to do this in three stages due to all the medications i… Read More »Stage Two out of Three Surgery Done and Dusted!

Operation 1 of 3 – Two and a Half Week Update

Introduction: Diagnosed with UC in 2009. After trying all medications, it was finally decided that surgery is the next step. First operation was done on 23 may 2013 (so this is my update 2.5weeks post op). Surgeon decided to do the surgeries in 3 stages due to me having been on so much medications Some more about me: From South Africa, 29 year old Clinical… Read More »Operation 1 of 3 – Two and a Half Week Update

To Cut or Not To Cut

Meet Aphrael: 29 year old Clinical Psychologist currently busy with my Phd. Diagnosed with UC in 2009. Have had 4 or 5 colonoscopys in this time, most recent one beginning Feb 2013. Initially i only had ulcerative proctitis but it has since progressed to Ulcerative pancolitis. Been on most medications and landed in hospital twice due to allergic reactions so eventually landed on Revellex as… Read More »To Cut or Not To Cut