Meet Megan

Meet Megan

Please allow us to introduce Megan, aka @moogpoos!

“I have been living with Crohn’s Disease since I was 3 years old. Unfortunately, it took 4 very long years to get a diagnosis. I had every symptom in the book; I dealt with rectal bleeding, painful bowel movements, mouth ulcers, nausea/vomiting, no appetite, fevers, and more.

Thankfully, at the age of 7 we had a name for the culprit and could start appropriately treating me.

When I was 8 years old, I was started on Remicade infusions, which I am still on now. My severe Crohn’s Disease and perianal disease  ultimately led me towards surgery.

When I was 9 years old, I had a total proctocolectomy. I have a permanent ileostomy, and it saved my life. It gave me a better way to live day to day.

A few years later, at age 13, I developed an internal fistula and abscess. This required abscess drainage and TPN through a central line to get me healthy enough for surgery.

I then had a new stoma formed on the opposite side of my belly.

All of my surgeries had issues and complications afterwards, which I can share that with you all another time, if you’d like. I have many stories, as do my parents.

There have been many ups and downs throughout the years, especially as I also have other health conditions on top of my inflammatory bowel disease.

I share my story with others to help them with their journey and for them not to feel so alone. It is world-changing when you meet someone else that is similar to you.

I’m very passionate about the advocacy and volunteer work that I do. It is my purpose to help others like me.”