Archive for October, 2008

2009 Colondar Now Available

Thursday, October 30, 2008 7:12 1 Comment

Colon Club Colondar 2009 It is time for the 2009 Colondar. from the Colon Club, the 2009 Colondar tells the remarkable stories of colon cancer survivors. The colon calendar is $16.00 and well worth the money to support colon cancer awareness. Be sure to support the cause, and buy the colondar for yourself and family […]

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Hair Loss

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 21:54 29 Comments

I”ve been having serious problems with hair loss. This may be even more of an issue for me because of my post-surgery disaster but I believe a lot of people do experience some hair loss with surgery or malnutrition. My hair is finally starting to grow back after 5 months, but I was pretty close […]

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Warriors with Guts!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 18:45 1 Comment

  Hello everyone! I am writing to your in regards to a cause that is very near and dear to your hearts. We have all taken on the same monsters: UC and Crohn’s. We have spent nights clinging to our toilets (might as well have slept in the bathtub!), shed pounds from malnourishment because we […]

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Research that will make you feel better: Affective Forecasting

Sunday, October 26, 2008 23:32 No Comments

  Since I’m a researcher by trade, I’ve been thinking about how research can help others who are going through, or anticipating going through, surgery for UC. I’m currently in alone in a hotel room in Quebec City (poor me – I’m here for a conference) and so have decided to take advantage of the […]

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Meet Gil – 1 surgery down!

Sunday, October 26, 2008 0:08 Comments Off on Meet Gil – 1 surgery down!

We are super excited to introduce Gil to the blog!  Gil at 16 years old, has recently had surgery and pending step 2.  Be sure to visit Gil’s surgery photos and story at Gil’s photo journal of UC to Jpouch . “I’m Gil and this is my transformation story from Ulcerative Colitis to a J-Pouch.” […]

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Offering Support: What to Say in a Difficult Situation

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 1:51 5 Comments

I’m finally getting around to posting again after dealing with some new issues (Positive: returning to work full-time and going back to the gym. Negative: unforeseen financial ramifications from being sick and my first appointment with the j-pouch surgeon where I was told it’s not clear that I don’t also have Crohn’s, so the OK […]

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UC Research Make $200

Monday, October 13, 2008 23:37 2 Comments

Do you have Ulcerative Colitis? You may qualify to participate in a unique opportunity to inform and improve the future of Ulcerative Colitis treatment. If you qualify, you will be compensated at least $200 for your time. Participation involves either a week-long online discussion board or a one time 2.5 hour in-home interview (in Denver, […]

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Meet Dennis at UCVlog

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 19:59 No Comments

Do you get it? Vlog not blog. Vlog because it has videos – oh, how fast technology changes!  Anywho, Dennis is a new vlogger, he is inbetween surgeries and he is video documenting his journey out of UC and into life with a jpouch.  Below is one of his videos and if you visit his […]

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Long term J-Pouchers

Friday, October 3, 2008 18:09 No Comments

Here is a great thread that just started on the jpouch.org site that has people with long-term jpouches talking about his or her pouch.  Some interesting info: Long-Term J-Pouchers Jpouch stories good results

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