One spoon at a time | oneFAPvoice

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One spoon at a time

My battle with chronic illness began when I was about 17. I was out being a stereotypical teenager when I realised that I was bleeding heavily from my anus. Being 17 and embarrassed to tell an adult or go to the doctor, fearing I’d be exiled from my friends due to the taboo around colorectal related diseases I hid it and choose to ignore it for around 3 months. I began experiencing intense pain and cramping whilst loosing copious amounts of fresh red blood. Over time I began loosing weight and became very fatigued and weak. Until one day, when I collapsed. I was rushed to hospital where I was forced to explain to the medical professionals what had been going on.