Archive for June, 2008

Songs about UC

Monday, June 30, 2008 3:37 3 Comments

There are no words to describe how awesome this is, Jordan Sweeney has taken his talent for music and written an album about living and battling UC. You must listen to his songs, and buy his album to support great work on bringing awareness to UC. His website is located here: [youtube=] The Rain […]

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Ileostomy Stoma Photos

Sunday, June 29, 2008 5:51 54 Comments

Instead of Providing you with ONLY photos of Mark’s Temporary Loop Ileostomy, we’ve started asking others to contribute their stoma photos. Now, please note, these are Loop Ileostomies, which means that they are likely temporary. There are other types of ileostomies like end ileo, we do not have any pictures of those. Below is Ashely, […]

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Potential Problems After Surgery

Sunday, June 29, 2008 5:34 41 Comments

Many people are concerned about the longevity of their jpouch. How long will it last?  What types of complications might potentially occur?  Here is a link to an excellent site that gives you really good in-depth and objective info on the Potential Problems Following J-Pouch Surgery Image to the left shows the large intestine and rectum removed, the […]

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The Source of Great Courage

Friday, June 27, 2008 18:33 No Comments

I read this today from my daily thought book and the quote says: “When we feel repsonsible, concerned, and committed, we begin to feel deep emotion and great courage” – 14th Dalai Lama I am working on my dissertation, often long times of isolation, high stress, and wondering what is the purpose. But I know […]

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Interactive Tutorial on UC

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 7:25 2 Comments

This is a great Interactive Ulcerative Colitis Tutorial.  It is pretty basic info, but it is comprehensive and it is really easy to follow. Plus, there is online casino a cool explanation how food goes through the digestive system.  Info from Medline Plus.   Image via:

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Alternative Medicine for UC & Video

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 7:12 3 Comments

Video about Natural medicine for Crohn”s D. A big question for many people with UC is whether or not to try alternative medicines.  There are so many avenues in which to talk about this topic, and I am NO expert, but for starters here is a good starter article from Mayo Clinic: Alternative Medicine for UC […]

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UC surgery Decision to Make

Monday, June 23, 2008 7:57 3 Comments

Webcast of Why you shouldnt wait too long to have surgery for colitis? Hosted by HealthTalk.  Talks with Surgeon, Sonia Ramamoorthy, M.D. “Colitis and Surgery: Why You Shouldn’t Wait Too Long Surgery for colitis can rid some people of the disease for life, but when is the best time to have it, and are the […]

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Will I give my child Colitis?

Monday, June 23, 2008 7:48 No Comments

Ohhh, this is excellent. How many of you have asked or been concerned if you were going to pass your IBD genes on to your child, you can listen to this radio webcast here, Genetic Research on Colitis.   “20 percent of people with colitis have a close relative with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.”  Click […]

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Video: Probiotics

Monday, June 23, 2008 6:44 3 Comments

One of the big questions asked is whether or not to take probiotics.  And if you take them what brand, how much, etc?  Nice! A video that sheds some light on the mystery of probiotics:  Probiotic Video .  And on there is always a discussion running about probiotics here is a link to many probiotic […]

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