LIFE AFTER POO – 4.5 YEARS AFTER ORIGINAL FMT, 3.5 YEARS AFTER BOOSTER
This will be my last post unless anything changes – so I’m extremely hopeful that this is my very last post! Ashley continues to do just fine in full remission. We feel extremely fortunate that this worked for her! Ashley has also since modified her diet to include only gluten-free bread (she’s not allergic but does feel better when she avoids it), she avoids emulsifiers by making her own dressings and mayo and she avoids Carrageenan, a thickener in a lot of dairy products. While she’ll very rarely still have a day where her tummy feels off, she no longer goes into long flares that prevent her from living a normal life. She’s gone from a pale, sickly young woman with stomach cramps, diarrhea, mucus in her stool, depression, nausea, hot flashes and fatigue just to name a few, to a completely normal lifestyle with symptoms no more often or extreme than the average person might have just from virus’ or eating something off. We feel so blessed. I hope that our documenting the experience can help others in similar situations.