Capturing Colitis: Poems and Illustrations on My Life with Ulcerative Colitis (Paperback)
This title was previously published as Danger Zones, Underpants Dances, and Colon Funerals: Poems and Illustrations on My Life with Ulcerative Colitis by Susan Montgomery.Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Susan Montgomery knows what this is like Capture the funny moments in everyday situations and you can get through each day, just as Susan has.
You feel trapped in your home and chained to the bathroom. You feel alone with your thoughts, isolated from the world, ashamed of your body, and afraid of what lies ahead.What do you do to get through each day? Capturing the humor through art and writing has helped Susan in ways that she never expected. She kept laughing throughout the process of this disease by:
- Dreaming of "fantasy treatments" like fairy sparkles
- Writing funny poems about running to the bathroom (and not making it there in time )
- Drawing her colon in a casket and giving it a proper funeral
She is sharing her story because she thinks it may help you. She has been where you are Here's What You'll Discover in Capturing Colitis:
Susan knows that living with inflammatory bowel disease is terrible. You never quite know what each day will be like.
- Over 20 Poems: Susan writes about everything from being grounded on the couch to living in her bathroom and a having birthday party for her stoma in these simple, rhyming poems.
- Over 20 Colorful Illustrations: Susan shares the art she created throughout her disease to cope with everything. She mixes simple floral designs with toilets, colon maps, and more
- Summary of Her Experience: Susan writes about her journey from being first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, living with the worsening disease for years, and having surgery to remove her colon.
- Ukulele and Guitar Song Sheets: Susan includes three original songs she wrote about her disease.
Pick up your copy today and see how capturing humor through art and writing can be used to get through such an awful disease, one day at a time.