Hope And Courage Through 14 Surgeries

Spencer is 26, has ulcerative colitis, and recently had his fourteenth surgery in three years.  Some of the surgeries have been up to ten hours while others  were short diagnostic and exploratory procedures.  The last one was supposed to be the final surgery.  Each procedure and surgery offered hope to be  the last.  Infections and…

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An Advocate’s Lesson From Clients With IBS, Crohn’s and Others.

When I lived in India, I had a few episodes of extended periods of diarrhea caused by bad food or water.  It was some of the worst days of my life.  I suffered through and was glad to survive intact.  It was an experience I never wanted again.  It was awful. I thought nothing could…

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