Archive for August, 2008

Video: Yogurt & Women

Friday, August 29, 2008 8:16 1 Comment

Do you know Sarah Haskins yet?  She is totally my idol.  She sheds a wonderful light on how yogurt has become a marketing gimmick for women, you know, yogurt is the magic cure all to keeping us casino online women “regular” when we are feeling a bit “irregular” — hahaha, to a group of people […]

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Rob’s Hernia Repair

Friday, August 29, 2008 8:11 2 Comments

Hello, Rob is out of the hospital and doing well, he has had his hernia repair and his pouch reversal to a permanent colostomy.  Rob is a colon cancer survivor and his road back to health has been long.  Check him and be sure to send him some support….. http://ucstory.wordpress.com/surgery-photos-robs-story/

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Chad’s Mayo Clinic Surgery

Thursday, August 28, 2008 17:20 No Comments

Hey Readers, It is that time to welcome another colonless wonder to the jpouch group – his name is CHAD, and he is in surgery today at the Mayo Clinic. His Dad has been updating Chad’s journey on their family blog and would love the support of our awesome jpouch community.  http://geochaz.blogspot.com/ Send them your […]

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Stem Cells & Colitis

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:55 No Comments

With an election around the corner in the U.S. we really need to be well versed in issues that affect the million plus people living with IBD diseases like UC. Here is the deal, these are the objective facts:  Stem cells are part of human tissue and every tissue has individual stem cells.  Part of healing […]

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Let’s Talk Pouchitis

Monday, August 25, 2008 6:33 2 Comments

“Approximately 30 to 50% of individuals with the pelvic pouch will develop pouchitis at some point in their life.” –  Mount Sinai Pouchitis Information After 9 beautiful, flawless months with my jpouch, I had my first case of pouchitis.  It was pretty simple to diagnosis by myself, almost immediately went from normal BMs to heavy […]

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Steph’s Aug 22 Surgery

Friday, August 22, 2008 2:29 3 Comments

And another one is going in on August 22 for the colon removal surgery.  We are definately thinking of you and hoping that you have a speedy recovery!  Keep us posted and remember this is going to give you great health and many good years ahead!   Check out Steph’s page and link to her blog here!  […]

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Mark Pouchitis Update

Thursday, August 21, 2008 20:32 2 Comments

Mark went to a new GI doctor today. Since his old GI retired and this is the first time he has needed one since the surgery.  And boy, today was amusing to say the least but not real helpful.  This doctor was treating him like he had a bacterial infection, didn’t really talk much about pouchitis, questioned […]

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Mark liquid BM Update

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 17:43 2 Comments

Well, it is about 6 days later and Mark is still sick with something not good at the moment, our first post on this change in his good fortune was small setback – liquid BMs.  Doctors are doing lab work and should have some insight pretty soon as to what is ailing him.  In the […]

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Gum Chewing = Faster Recovery?!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 17:12 3 Comments

Hmmmm…..a small clinic study was conducted to see if chewing gum after colon removal surgery would stimulate the digestive system and help patients recover more quickly.   The pilot study found that yes, patients who chewed gum recovered more quickly.   That would be great if this proves to be a successful method for post surgery recovery, […]

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