Hello. My name is Lucy. I was diagnosed with the inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] Ulcerative Colitis in 2001.
In 2009, I had an emergency total colectomy (surgery to remove my colon) and a stoma. I had further surgery to form an internal j-pouch in 2010.
This blog is an account of the realities of life with chronic illness – my experiences, discoveries and the inevitable lifestyle changes I’ve had to make.