Archive for May, 2009

Takedown feels like UC again

Sunday, May 31, 2009 7:16 5 Comments

One of our fellow new jpouchers (1 week old jpouch) is having some issue adjusting to his new jpouch, some of it sounds physical and other of it sounds mental/emotional. I know when I had my takedown I experienced that as well, but I was hoping you could read through his most post on his […]

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New Comment Features for Jpouch Life

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:33 1 Comment

Your comments, questions, concerns, jokes, and advice are the bread and butter of With that in mind, we’ve added some cool new features that we think you’ll like. Threaded comments. You can now reply to a specific comment on a post or on the bulletin board by clicking the reply link below that comment. […]

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Jpoucher Happenin’s

Monday, May 25, 2009 12:39 2 Comments

I thought I’d try something new and give you guys an update and link to other jpouch related blogs/sites.  See below and let me know if you like this feature by leaving me a comment, if you do, I’ll keep doing it. If you don’t, I’ll stop! Chaz just had his takedown and documented it […]

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First Surgery Post Mortem: Suck it, Colitis

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 14:59 35 Comments

I can now make fun of people with colons. Surgery went down on May 11th, and I am now back home to finish recovery. Here is a quick summary for those interested: Day 1: Progress: Felt excited going in to surgery, mostly because I couldn’t wait to get rid of UC after all this time. […]

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Grassroots Conference

Sunday, May 17, 2009 2:38 4 Comments

Hello everyone! I am a firm believer in grassroots movements. As such, I am feeling a strong desire to put together a conference for J-pouchers. I live in Tucson, AZ and believe we have some great resources for J-Pouchers with the University of Arizona here. Anyway, what I am asking for is some honest feedback […]

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Quickie Poll Question

Saturday, May 16, 2009 7:36 No Comments

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A Picture Speaks 1,007 words

Saturday, May 16, 2009 4:47 No Comments

  On this rainy but warm Saturday in Georgia, I am working on a presentation for an environment design research conference (my job outside of being a blogger).  The presentation I’m giving is on a case study of a sustainable and univerasally design inteiror renovation for a man with a spinal cord injury.  The client is a […]

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Jpouchers’ Unite for IBD Research

Thursday, May 14, 2009 3:20 1 Comment

Please read below if you are Facebook user, it is really easy, not time consuming and free to participate in this wonderful activity below: Help “the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and Shire increase funding for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research through the “IBD March on the Hill” program. We are asking Facebook users across […]

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Alternative Therapies for Colitis and Crohn’s?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 14:28 2 Comments

Well, hanging out in my gmail inbox today I noticed this link for a “blog” that promised to beat colitis by using the recommendations of a book. After looking into it further, I discovered many other “blogs” that have exactly the same content pointing to the same or similar books. What a shame. Colitis and […]

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