Archive for the ‘Living with jpouch’ Category

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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Cleveland Clinic, Day 1

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 9:26 9 Comments

Well, I finally made the pilgrimage back to Cleveland Clinic (CC) to see the famed “King of Pouches”, Dr. Bo Shen. As one involved in the J-pouch/IBD community, I had, of course, heard of Dr. Shen before. He’s sort of the last desperate act for a lot of people who come from all over the […]

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Body, You Suck.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:01 No Comments

Today is one of the days I hate my body.  It is just not working with me!  The good news is, we got to Dallas safely and without too much hassle.  Thanks to a two-week dose of the dreaded Prednisone, I had energy and the roid-rage needed to move 2,000 miles.  I was also allowed […]

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Pure Citrus – Life saver

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:52 1 Comment

Have I told you about our household love of Pure Citrus air spray.  As all of us have experienced more bathroom scents than non-colon challenged household, you’ll appreciate this product endorsement.  We haven’t been asked to endorse this product but I just have to rave about how wonderful it is. And how this spray saved […]

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Much Needed Fashion Sense

Monday, June 29, 2009 21:13 87 Comments

For Elise:

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How to reduce frequent BMs with Jpouch?

Thursday, June 25, 2009 17:05 98 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 jpouch.org because that […]

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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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Off to the Big Apple

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 21:35 3 Comments

I’m off for the week to New York. My wife and I will be riding in the “five boros” bike tour where they close down the streets of NYC and thousands of bikes take to the road. Am I bragging? Yes! But dammit, I’ve been through hell in the last year, so I wanted to […]

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Getting Healthy Story #3 – Jeff

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 4:02 No Comments

To represent the others who are living, surviving and having their own journey to get to good health. We will be including  “Getting Healthy Stories.”  Below Jeff has shared with us his journal of his health. It is a story of struggle, love, support, disappointment and mostly this guy just keeps getting back up.  He […]

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