Archive for June, 2009

Much Needed Fashion Sense

Monday, June 29, 2009 21:13 90 Comments

For Elise:

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The Post-Op Follow-Up Round-Up

Friday, June 26, 2009 17:27 21 Comments

I had my post-op appointment Friday over at UCSF. My surgeon saw me as I came in through the hallway and said hi, so my natural reaction was to impress her with an impromptu Irish jig. My reasoning at the time was to show her I’m perfectly healthy (note my joyous footwork!) and am so […]

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How to reduce frequent BMs with Jpouch?

Thursday, June 25, 2009 17:05 101 Comments

Hey Readers, We just got this email from Tom, and he is new to seeking online support to figure out the complication he is dealing with.  Could you all take a peak at his concern and see if you have any insight.  Also, we encourage our readers to post their questions/concerns at because that […]

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Welcome Elise to the No-Colon Club

Monday, June 22, 2009 13:36 33 Comments

We know you are headed into surgery Elise, casino online and we wanted to wish you a safe surgery and a speedy recovery! You”ve been such a wonderful friend on, and now you”ll soon be giving advice to others headed into surgery.

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update: on Ricardo and his J-pouch

Sunday, June 21, 2009 17:04 7 Comments

Hello all I am sending out a post giving an update on Ricardo”s post recovery and life living with the Jpouch 3 months later.  Things are going okay let”s say not good but okay which is better than bad, however after living with the jpouch for 3 months Ricardo has officially gone back to work, […]

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Stoma Retraction (or, changing my flange 8 times in 24 hours)

Saturday, June 20, 2009 4:39 30 Comments

Since I got home from the hospital, my stoma has been somewhat retracted. I have a loop ileostomy now, so I have two pieces of my intestine forming my stoma instead of one. The working part retracted quite a bit, but went to the point of near disappearance a couple of days ago. Because the […]

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Colitis to Dysplasia Surgery

Friday, June 19, 2009 8:49 5 Comments

We wanted to introduce you to  Merry Lynn, she has been living with colitis for 10 years, for 3 years she has been in remission, and just learned she has high grade dysplasia. Her dysplasia means she will be having a colectomy to remove the risk of colon cancer. Her story is being shared on […]

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Keepin’ it Real in the Real World with IBD.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 15:54 6 Comments

So, first off, I’m am really too white and too dorky to be throwing around phrases like, “Keepin’ it real.”  Just wanted to acknowledge that!  I am thrilled to have recently earned a position at a prestigious law firm in downtown Portland.  I am currently working as a paralegal and am super-swamped with work already!  […]

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Teen Diagnoses her Crohn’s Disease

Monday, June 15, 2009 12:54 3 Comments

In a timely fashion to Liz’s post on Lets Just Call it IBD, I just stumbled on this story this morning on the yahoo home page.  Apparently a teenage female had been sick with IBD-related symptoms for many years. The doctors called it IBD, probably colitis. She took tissue from her intestine to her high […]

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