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Daunting, Wit, Compassion, Education

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 23:23 1 Comment

Hello there people of the J-pouch and pre-post surgery / non-surgery world. My name is Eric, and I have had 5 surgeries for Colitis. I almost died. Now I’m both a high school English teacher and a professor, and sometimes my students make me wish I had passed away (just kidding). Just now I finally […]

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It Happens, Everybody Poops, Even Athletes

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 21:22 3 Comments

ESPN has an interesting article on professional and endurance (ultra) athletes and their doings of number two. Some of the stories are a real tribute to the strength and resilience of the human body, still others are eerily reminiscent of Colitis. Take a look at this excerpt describing an ultra-marathoner But the main culprit was […]

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Thank You Supporters of Jpouch Dot Net!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 21:28 1 Comment

Recently, Jpouch Life has received some really really generous donations. Thank you! (If you haven’t noticed this before, there is a really pretty yellow-orange donate button over there on your right.) We wanted to post this quick note to let you know that we are here, the people on the “backend” that pay for server space, […]

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IBS? Nah: Irritable Vowels!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 20:33 6 Comments

Some humor for all of you today. If you can’t laugh because it hurts too much from surgery or a flare – I’ve been there. If you can laugh, good for you! It takes a long time to “get over” the psychological ramifications of having one of the basic human functions completely effed with. Here […]

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Western Diet Causes Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 20:33 No Comments

You know, I’ve heard this again and again and again. I’ve heard about refined sugar and the like. In fact, I’ve read about this notion so often that I might be starting to believe it. What do you guys think? From Science Now: All those Lucky Charms and Big Macs that people in the developed […]

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Colston Thomas Mills

Saturday, March 27, 2010 22:30 7 Comments

Dear fellow readers, hello and how are you? I know you don’t know my full story and I apologize. It’s mainly because I’m too lazy to type it all up that you haven’t seen a complete posting from me. If you’ve stuck around long enough, you’ve seen my hernia (which is still there), you […]

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Blood, Poop, and Tears

Friday, February 19, 2010 17:40 3 Comments

I love the logo for Jackie’s new blog! If you have a minute, go check out her posts, and hopefully she won’t be a stranger around these parts. Check our her blog here.

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Haiti Earthquake Support

Saturday, January 16, 2010 20:39 1 Comment

Friends, Over the last 72 hours we have been asked for any possible effort(s) to help people, families, and caregivers in Haiti. For now we would encourage our readers to support relief agencies like the Red Cross. Currently it is too early to develop or provide support other than those connected to search, rescue, and […]

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Jpouch Life Now iPhone Friendly!

Sunday, November 29, 2009 21:37 3 Comments

Well, I know, it’s no fun sometimes, that is, sometimes you have to spend time in the hospital. Hey, we’ve all been sick, had surgeries, or been visiting someone who has. Sometimes the computers don’t work in the hospital, or even on a sunny day at the beach. Now we have a new way for […]

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