The Girl That Was Missing
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects more than the digestive system. Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis can also affect the eyes, joints, and skin. Jordan Ditty was diagnosed with IBD as a child, though her diagnosis floated between Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis and she had j-pouch surgery due to a colonic perforation. Recently, she had her j-pouch removed and a permanent ileostomy placed. Surgery gave her with a better quality of life but also a new diagnosis of a skin condition related to IBD, called pyoderma gangrenosum. Learn how Jordan remains hopeful through her long journey with IBD and a host of complications.
Concepts discussed in this episode:
- The Differences Between an Ileostomy and a J-Pouch
- Fistula Types, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis
- How to Prepare Yourself for Ileostomy Surgery
- Mouth Ulcers (Aphthous Stomatitis)
- Overview of J-Pouch Surgery
- Pouchitis After IPAA (J-Pouch) Surgery
- Proctectomy Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (“Barbie” butt or “Ken” butt surgery)
- Pyoderma Gangrenosum as a Potential Complication of IBD
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