Archive for the ‘positive thinking’ Category

Take down in 10 days!!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011 9:24 36 Comments

Hey ya’ll. There is a lot of update on so bear with me. As a lot of you know, I was traveling to Cleveland Clinic to have my surgeries, and used to rave about how wonderful they were. Well over the last year, they slowly became less than wonderful. (more details about this on my […]

This was posted under category: Coping/Support, Ileo-anal anastomosis, Ileostomy, positive thinking

MEGA Bag Review

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:23 No Comments

I just did a honkin” bag review over at my blog  Blood, Poop, and Tears For everyone out there who doesn”t have an ostomy (and even those who have a new one), I put in what I liked and didn”t like about the bags I tried. And I tried A LOT. There are so many […]

This was posted under category: helpful hints, Ileostomy, Photos, positive thinking

New blog post about surgery…and being a fatty.

Sunday, May 9, 2010 2:14 1 Comment

I’ve made a new update on my blog, Blood Poop and Tears, about my second surgery out of three, and how I’m struggling to get healthy enough for it even to happen. Ugh. Being fat is stupid. Here’s a preview. “So guess who has set a date for surgery #2? Yea, its me. Shabam! I […]

This was posted under category: Jpouch Surgery, other, positive thinking

Headed in for 3 step surgery

Friday, September 11, 2009 12:54 4 Comments 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 […]

This was posted under category: Coping/Support, positive thinking, UC, Ulcerative Colitis

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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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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Remaining Positive,

Saturday, January 10, 2009 8:46 No Comments

Remaining positive is very important in life and can be especially difficult once you are presented with a chronic illness. On his site, Dennis has posted some interesting paintings called the yes paintings. He describes them as answers to “the question”: So while the Question and the Asker may not be immediately clear, the Answer […]

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