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Coming to terms with surgery improved my IBD


State: California
Congressional District: CA17


Gastrointestinal Disease, Mental Health

Issues and Challenges

Daanish has encountered: Access to Expert Providers, Disability

My Story

My name is Daanish Hazarika

I was diagnosed at 22 with ulcerative colitis aka ibd, with being on different medications to fight the disease I developed disorders such as alopecia and osteoperosis. I eventually developed an infection called c-diff, I wasn't able to fight the disease anymore and my immune system was shot. I decided to have the j-pouch take-down surgery. That was ten years ago and ever since then I've been medicine free.

My Motivation and Inspiration

My motivation was I didn't want this to be my story for some reason no matter how bad it got I was never ready to quit.

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