02 Apr < > FISTULA Posted In : Blog, Crohn's Disease 02 Apr Ryan 4 Comments EmailLike this:Like Loading... 4 Comments Heidi Reply I love the way you write – it’s so relateable (even if I haven’t seen the ‘Twilight’ movies. Which was on purpose, BTW). I too have looked at that person in the mirror, wondering what happened; wondering why. It’s surreal, sometimes. Ryan Reply Thanks, Heidi. Many posts coming up dealing with betrayal. Probably not the correct idea but I do feel like my body has betrayed me. CC Reply Sorry you are having such a hard time with this. Peri-anal fistulas are certainly no fun. I remember explaining the situation to my husband the first time I got one to which he replied, “So, you’re telling me you’ve grown another asshole”. Not really, but sure, we’ll go with that. At least I could go around telling people I was twice the asshole I used to be. It is awful when your body starts doing all sorts of crazy stuff like this. I just generally try to find the humor in it (I find I could laugh or cry) but it’s not good times dealing with it. Hopefully it will heal up for you soon. I know mine (I have a whole collection of fistulas now – figured I’d collect the set – unsure how many are *in* the set) don’t like to go away but sometimes they aren’t too bad. Good luck! Ryan Reply Thank you for commenting. Sorry to hear you have multiple fistulas. I thought my one was bad enough. I love the “twice the asshole” comment. My posts for the most part are being written well after the fact. This was when I was first diagnosed back in 2009 that I dealt with the fistula. I had surgery for it and an abscess (who will have his own starring role in an upcoming post) and fortunately neither has come back. Keep up the good fight. Are you on twitter? Let me know and I’ll look you up if we don’t follow each other already. Post a Comment Click here to cancel reply. Your Name Your Email Address Your Message Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.