When you’re preparing for colorectal surgery, it feels like your surgeon throws a ton of information at you. Left and right, risks and benefits, pros and con. However, no matter how much information they throw at you, there is always something you won’t know until you’re living it. In this four part series, I hope to tell you some of the things that I learned after my own surgeries. This series is not meant to scare anyone but to educate on the things I wish I had known.
Part 4 - Other People's Opinions
It was three years after my colectomy that I was sitting at a table at my sister’s wedding across from a boy I went to highschool with. I didn’t really know him very well, but my sister did inform me that he had Crohn’s so I figured at least we’d have something to talk about. After about five minutes of sharing our stories with each other he said to me,
“Man I really wish I would have know you then and I could have told you about aloe vera juice. Then you would have never needed surgery because aloe vera juice has basically cured my Crohn’s.”