Archive for July, 2008

A Picture Speaks 1,003 Words

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 9:11 12 Comments

         Joyce is making a unique and relevant statement about her status a no colon card carrying membership, she tattooed the “NO COLON” logo on her tailbone!  Hahahaha, now this is awesome!   Megan was only so clever as to put the “NO COLON” on a cake for me when they threw me my “Mark has […]

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Positive Thinking – A Hoax?

Monday, July 28, 2008 3:28 3 Comments

Recently on someone posted about sickness and a spiritual development.  It became a rather religiously based conversation, which is fine, but it sparked something I’m more interested in talking about – keeping my mind positive and will this make my life easier and healthier? Fairly recently there was a good article that questioned the […]

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A Picture Speaks 1,002 Words

Thursday, July 24, 2008 21:49 4 Comments

                                  IBDieses such as  Crohn’s and UC, do NOT discriminate by AGE.  Here is Emily, beautiful and happy, but in the hospital here for a bout of health issues from a yet undiagnosed reality of UC or CD.    Below Emily’s […]

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Surgery Photos: Your Story

Thursday, July 24, 2008 21:35 No Comments

We’ve been noticing that on our blog that visitors to the site are identifying with the surgery photos of Mark, Carter, Ashley – In other words, people are seeing people and stories they are familiar with. Now, we want you to share your story and photo journey with others. Similiar to Carters photo journey and […]

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Welcome New NO COLON card holders!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 21:31 3 Comments

Time to send two of you good healing vibes since your surgeries are this week: 1)   Lottie ( , a 30 something female in the UK going in on July 24th for her IPAA surgery.  Lottie’s been sick a long time with UC and is ready to get back to her two kids and her husband as […]

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Monday, July 21, 2008 7:16 No Comments

Jason PA shared this video with us, he said it inspired him. And if you know Jason from his postings, he is an extremely realistic but positive voice – For Jason I can’t say what the inspiration is but for me, what I gained from this video is the message of impermance in life.  And […]

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Best Case Scenario

Friday, July 18, 2008 19:02 5 Comments

Here is some food for thought for those heading in to or pondering “elective surgery.” Instead of pondering and dwelling on what are all the possible complications of surgery, why not consider what is the BEST CASE SCENARIO?  Why do we always see the “worst case scenario” and why was it a revelation to me […]

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A picture speaks 1,001 words

Monday, July 14, 2008 19:40 3 Comments

Below is a photo of Mandy and her friend simply having fun and NOT letting her ostomy get in the way of water skiing and living life.  “haha all taped up and ready to go!  my friends taped my bag to my stomach so it wouldn’t fly around…and my friend Kevin taped his stomach so […]

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Tony Snow: Dies at 53 yrs

Saturday, July 12, 2008 18:59 1 Comment

July 12, 2008:  Tony Snow has died from colon cancer, he was 53 years old.  Tony Snow served as White House Press Secretary for Bush, and other republican political ties. This post isn”t about politics, but the politics of IBD rather. This post is about the fact that he UC for 25 years.  After living […]

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