I have an ileoscopy today. They’re gonna stick a tube with a camera into my stoma to assess the inflammation prior to placing me on #Stelara for my Crohn’s disease. I was originally diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, and held that diagnosis up until barely two hours before my total Colectomy... I was literally laying in my hospital bed about to be wheeled into surgery when I get a call from one of my GI doctors saying that the results from my #Pillcam came back positive for Crohn’s disease in my small bowel. This was obviously not good news because, while both classified as IBD, Crohn’s disease can affect ANY part of your digestive tract, while UC stays in the Large intestine... so basically if I had UC, removing my colon would essentially “cure” me... but because I have disease in my small bowel, I officially have Crohns and will always need to take medication... something that I was really hoping I could avoid after going through this surgery. The medications for this disease raise my risk of Cancer among other things... like affective fertility or increasing risk of birth defects... which is upsetting to me because we do want to have kids eventually. It’s a sh***y hand to be dealt, but since taking out that horribly diseased colon, I feel SO much better, and can actually function as a human. It definitely makes me appreciate every normal day, every meal I eat without pain, and every morning I wake up, because I’m never guaranteed any of those things. No one is guaranteed any of those things... I just learned to appreciate them a bit more than the average person.