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2 Years Post TakeDown

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 22:02 18 Comments

It”s been two years since my takedown and, as a society, we still don”t have flying cars or cloned dinosaurs. That I know of. I mean, I check the news daily to see if any of these scientific breakthroughs have become reality, but no. Nothing. Come 2034, I better have robot legs with jet thrusters. […]

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1 Year Later

Monday, May 10, 2010 15:49 24 Comments

Time flies when Colitis isn’t busy punching you in the gut. It’s been one year since that first surgery when I became a proud owner of a J-Pouch and I’m here to tell you that hey, look, it totally paid off. I’m hitting the ground running with my new lease of life and it’s fantastic. […]

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6 Months Later: Jaypouchirifical

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 23:07 61 Comments

I don’t want to steal thunder from Lizz’s post below. Nay, instead she actually inspired me to post my update. I would just do this as comment for her post but I don’t know how to add pictures as a comment. November 11th will be my 6 month anniversary of the first surgery and well, […]

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Happy Thoughts 101

Thursday, July 23, 2009 19:58 15 Comments

This is really cool. 10 days post takedown-surgery. 5 days post hospital-discharge. Hiking a 3 mile trail with no bathroom in sight. This blows my mind, since I could not have done this prior to having a J-Pouch. My current level of energy is amazing. I don’t feel drained and exhausted anymore, so I’m pretty […]

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Takedown: 1 Lameness: 0

Sunday, July 19, 2009 15:51 19 Comments

I feel great. It’s really that simple. The J-Pouch is functioning and settling in. I got discharged today before lunch and already feel a billion times better than compared to the same time after surgery one. It’s truly amazing and I feel blessed. This has been a long time coming. Below is some recap of […]

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Pre-Takedown: Tales From Beyond The Stoma

Saturday, July 11, 2009 14:26 20 Comments

Hey there. Hi. I’m Brevin and I’m about to blow your mind with this post, a roller-coaster ride of emotions and plot twists all involving the mystery of a missing colon. Mine! And now that I over-hyped it, be ready for a let-down. This Monday, the 13th, I’m going in for takedown, the surgery where […]

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Much Needed Fashion Sense

Monday, June 29, 2009 21:13 89 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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The First Surgery: One Month Later

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 22:15 14 Comments

It”s been exactly a month since the divorce. To clarify: Divorcing from my colon. My colon doesn”t phone, it doesn”t even write letters to me. I guess it”s over. The break-up was pretty bad I suppose, considering they had to sedate me for all the pain. So here we are a month later and I […]

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