The Reality of Bowel Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis

If you have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis there is always the possibility of needing an operation to remove part of your bowel and to fit an ostomy bag. But what exactly does that entail? A newspaper in Australia interviewed an ulcerative colitis patient about the procedure. The patient (who chose to remain anonymous) gave a candid account of what she went through and how it now affects her. MORE: Do you know about Rebecca Zamolo's journey with UC, colon surgery and an ostomy bag? The patient shared pictures of her surgery scars and ostomy bag (which some readers may find graphic) and explained that the progression of her UC had led to the ileostomy. She had the operation at 24 as sh
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