Archive for December, 2008

She’s Running So Your Intestines Don’t

Monday, December 29, 2008 9:34 5 Comments

January 25th is just around the corner and with it comes the Team Challenge half marathon to benefit the CCFA (Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America). Stephanie has already shared her story and asked for your help. Here is another runner, Julie N.: Why am I running to support the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of […]

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Sarah’s Permanent Ileostomy

Sunday, December 28, 2008 16:03 12 Comments

My Story begins in February of 2000, 3 days before my Husband and I were to leave on a 7-day Mexican Cruise celebrating our first year of Marriage. We attended a Birthday Party that night at a local Mexican restaurant and I had to leave the table over and over again with terrible diarrhea, just […]

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David Garrard-IBD PSA

Thursday, December 25, 2008 10:50 5 Comments

David Garrard is a pro football player who has been vocal about his battle with Crohns disease.  It is great that these commercials are running on tv and are out for all people to view.  Three big cheers to David Garrard for being brave enough to promote disease awareness. Now, we need to find our UC to Jpouch spokesperson. […]

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What is Love?

Monday, December 22, 2008 16:05 11 Comments

Mark and I just moved to our new home that is located 3,000 miles away from our old home and family.  While unpacking today I found a quote that my Mom had given me years ago in the heat of when Mark was really sick and preparing for surgery – she gave this me and […]

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Complications: Small Bowel Perforation

Sunday, December 21, 2008 21:20 13 Comments

During the second of three surgeries (I had a three-step surgery, instead of a two-step surgery) a complication occurred where my small bowel was perforated. Here’s what I can remember of the occurrence. Everything was fine, I even asked the surgeon to sew up my incision instead of having staples (this is usually a choice, […]

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On the John: Crapping Robot Toilet Paper Holder

Saturday, December 20, 2008 21:31 No Comments

I promise that all of my posts won”t be about the toilet, the bathroom, or a combination thereof. With that in mind, I”ve created a “segment” here at Jpouch Life called “on the john.” Hey, we do spend a lot casino online of time in the bathroom, so why not make the most of it? […]

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Sneak Peak: J-Pouch Life

Sunday, December 14, 2008 23:53 8 Comments

We’re working hard on the UC Story redesign, in fact, the name of the blog just might change to Jpouch Life (that is, if it’s ok with you). And, while Megan has completely schooled me in color theory, I think I still have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to comments and […]

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The Daily Stool Count, Joe's Goals

Friday, December 12, 2008 18:41 2 Comments

A fellow J-poucher, Dennis, who we introduced to you back in October of this year, has just successfully completed the J pouch operation! Congrats to Dennis from everyone here at UC Story. Dennis mentions something in a recent post on his vlog: And I’m starting a new feature for the next couple months: the Daily […]

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Finding A Clean Bathroom

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 6:02 3 Comments

For those of you in the Big Apple, Diaroogle helps you find quality public toilets from your mobile phone. From their description: It’s for the discerning, on-the-go defecator who is brave enough to use a public bathroom, but still demands a hygienic and private bathroom experience. It is also a community authored database of Manhattan […]

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