From J-Pouch to Marathon

Hi group!  I just joined this group and am looking forward to getting to know people with similar ups and downs.  I was diagnosed with UC (among other things) when I was 9 years old, had the surgeries to get the j-pouch when I was 13-14 years old, and am now 28.  I have often disconnected from and attempted to ignore my health issues, and am now trying to heal from the wounds related to it all.  

I have recently started a blog on my journey from j-pouch surgeries and other chronic pains and surgeries to accomplishing my impossible of finishing a marathon, which is now scheduled to happen in 2 weeks.  You can check it out at www.healingempowered.com, and I'd love to hear others' experiences and how you've healed (or attempted to heal) from similar challenges!  

I typically pendulum swing between ignoring my bod / pain and being engulfed in it, so my hope is to find a balance and continue to learn how to honor my bod without letting it control me in unhealthy ways.

Sarah

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