Archive for April, 2009

Fastest Wiener in the West!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 22:19 1 Comment

Does this wiener look like she can run or what? On the heels of Eric”s post about his exciting bike tour in NYC, comes my less-exciting, yet equally amazing adventure.  As ya”ll (ah hem) might know, I am from Kentucky and I gotta celebrate the KY Derby this Saturday! I recently moved to the West […]

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Off to the Big Apple

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 21:35 3 Comments

I’m off for the week to New York. My wife and I will be riding in the “five boros” bike tour where they close down the streets of NYC and thousands of bikes take to the road. Am I bragging? Yes! But dammit, I’ve been through hell in the last year, so I wanted to […]

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Therapeutic Art Sessions

Saturday, April 25, 2009 18:39 10 Comments

Having medically induced insomnia is unpleasant (you’re a jerk, Prednisone). Sitting there on the couch, wide-eyed at 2 in the morning, you can’t help but think of random, stupid things. I wrote some of them down, mostly to remind myself that people shouldn’t make serious decisions that early in the morning: – I must wear […]

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Boots' UC Journey Part 2

Monday, April 20, 2009 12:33 7 Comments

So part 2 of my 3-part surgery was scheduled for March 4th, 2009.  As before, we headed out to Ohio two days before the surgery to stay at my aunt”s. On March 3rd, we went into the hospital for the pre-surgery appointments, which included a check-up, EKG, bloodwork, nursing check-in, and a talk with the […]

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Welcome Christine and Ricardo to

Monday, April 20, 2009 8:34 2 Comments

Hello readers, We are pleased to welcome Christine and Ricardo as bloggers to our family. Ricardo is our resident FAP jpoucher, and Christine is his amazing wife. Together they documented his story, surgeries and experiences. They will be sharing their complete story with us, but in the meantime a brief introduction is in […]

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UC v. Crohn’s Questions

Saturday, April 18, 2009 0:14 4 Comments

Okay, seeing as I am the resident Crohn’s+Jpouch expert, I feel required to “chime in” in response to the many-questioned thread in response to Brevin’s very informative (always hilarious) recent post.  Many responders seemed concerned about the pre-surgery tests that would rule-out or possibly diagnose Crohn’s disease.  The Prometheus Test, being one of interest.  The […]

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Open Forum Friday

Friday, April 17, 2009 13:49 93 Comments

It’s Friday, ask us Jpouchers your toughest questions and anything you’re too embarassed to ask your surgeon. Be well!

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The Surgery Attack Plan: Part 1, Volume 1

Monday, April 13, 2009 21:05 72 Comments

May 11th. That’s my surgery date. Now I know what you are thinking: “But Brevin, you accredited rocket scientist slash professional gunslinger, isn’t the Lost Season 5 Finale on May 13th?” Why yes, yes it is, but my priorities are shifting around. May 11th also gives me enough time to plan everything I need to […]

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Wonderful Healthy Weekend

Saturday, April 11, 2009 11:11 7 Comments

Alright, I’m just bragging now – but it is INCREDIBLE being a healthy couple again!  I simply appreciate every thing so much more now that Mark is healthy, it is like I am more alive and aware because I know now what it means to present in every moment in life.  You know, to cope […]

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