- Floral Park, New York, United States
- In my own words:
I had acute Pancreatitis and was hospitalized on October 4 2012, I was not released from the hospital till December 27 2013 and was sent to a nursing home till February 4 2014, where i was released to go home, just about 1 year ago the ICU surgeon called one of my sons and said my colon ruptured and I went into septic shock and that I had a 1 percent chance of survival, and to gather the family to say goodbye, my 25 year old daughter who is my health care proxy told the surgeon to take me off life support to end my suffering, my 28 year old son agreed,BUT my eldest son said nobody is pulling any plug just yet!!!! So to make the story short, I survived but have significant damage to my stomach wall and have a fistula pouch and type 1 diabetes, but i am persevering and take of myself, but am limited to what i can do because of the bag!! I am open and upfront and want that in another person!