Archive for September, 2009

H-O-P-E!

Friday, September 25, 2009 6:17 9 Comments

It’s been some time since I posted an update here. Exciting things are beginning to happen for me. In just a few weeks we will be coming up on the year anniversary of the creation of my j-pouch. After my takdown surgery in December, I had been having to have dilations on a pretty regular […]

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Plaid Pantry Denies Bathroom to Crohn’s Customer

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 21:35 9 Comments

Time to boycott the Plaid Pantry, whatever that is. (Is that like a 7-11?). Reading through posts on the Consumerist weblog, trying to decide if I should subscribe to its RSS feed, I came across this article about a fellow IBD sufferer who was denied access to a bathroom. As a result, she pooped her […]

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Headed in for 3 step surgery

Friday, September 11, 2009 12:54 4 Comments

J-pouch.net readers, We wanted to welcome Jessica to our community. Below is an email we received from Jessica and like many of us, she has had many struggles with UC and she is starting her first surgery Sept 25th.    See the link to her website below. Dear Mark, My name is Jessica, and have had […]

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Colitis by Numbers: Days Since Module Tracks Flares, Tapers, and more

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 21:46 1 Comment

People always used to give me strange looks when I would tell them that it has been 485 days since my first surgery. I’m no “rainman” or anything, I just use a bunch of different forms of technology to keep track of my health. I’d like to start sharing them with you. Starting with the […]

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From the WTF? Files: Man East Colostomy Bag Contents

Thursday, September 3, 2009 13:37 3 Comments

James Orr, 66, was on trial in Cincinnati, Ohio yesterday for robbery and kidnapping when he disrupted the hearing with an extreme act of grossness. Orr reportedly asked his attorney if he had any food. When the attorney told him no, Orr apparently put his colostomy bag on the table, squeezed out the contents, and […]

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