person wearing black shirt showing tummy with text
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We did an empowering photo of her scar today with words taped around the scar. These words are her words to own. She chose each word. We can empathize, but we will never feel what she feels, we can imagine, but this is her pain, her recovery, her healing journey. She had right hemicolectomy surgery to remove a bit of small intestine, appendix, cecum, a huge mass they found in her cecum, her ascending colon, and a bit of her transverse colon. She has suffered from Crohn’s disease for almost 10 years.

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