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Home from Surgery #1

Monday, April 5, 2010 6:48 1 Comment

Hey All, I”m FINALLY home! I had to get readmitted for pain control, you can check out the whole story at my other blog, But I wanted to casino online let you all know that I took some pictures, they are kinda graphic as usual. So if you want to check em out…here they […]

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I’m so over this colon.

Monday, February 15, 2010 13:42 15 Comments

I’m so over this colon. Its like a pair of jeans that I’ve had forever that I refuse to get rid of. They were great and useful, but now they have a ton of holes in them. But for some reason, I’m hesitant to throw them out. Granted throwing out my favorite denim is a […]

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So Long, And Thanks For All The Poop

Thursday, May 7, 2009 23:34 34 Comments

Well, the first surgery is Monday, May 11th. The next time you hear from me I’ll be colon-free, equipped with a j-pouch, carrying a concealed ileostomy bag, and hell, while I’m at it, I might as well go with calf implants and a nose job. Never mind, scratch the last two bright ideas, although I’m […]

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Colonoscopy Results & Questions I Won’t Ask The Surgeon

Monday, January 26, 2009 19:44 15 Comments

My latest colonoscopy results are in. Prior to the colonoscopy, I was still in the decision making process and trying to overcome my fear of surgery. Well, the colonoscopy made the decision for me. After seven years of maximum dosage for my ulcerative colitis, I’m not improving. While I could suck it up and keep […]

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Sunday, January 25, 2009 18:34 10 Comments

I was diagnosed with UC at the age of 19 after my freshman year of college. Things started progressing very rapidly and I did not respond to medications very well. I tried numerous medication including Remicade infusions and prolonged use of prednisone. After getting very sick one weekend I was admitted to the hospital on […]

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Brenda’s Surgery Today

Thursday, August 14, 2008 20:25 2 Comments

If you have a second, be sure to give Brenda big support, she has gone in to have her pesky colon removed because of Ulcerative Colitis.  We just wanted to give her a warm welcome to the “NO COLON” Card holders Club.  We are sure she is in great medical hands. Doesn’t it make it easier […]

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Carter’s Surgery Photos

Monday, July 7, 2008 22:08 1 Comment

Carter S. (22 years old) has been generous enough to share his story and surgery photos with our Jpouch Life readers. Be sure to check out his complete story and welcome him to Jpouch Life! He tells an incredible story (he’s a great writer as well). We are so happy to have Carter sharing his […]

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UC to J-Pouch Surgery

Sunday, May 11, 2008 9:15 54 Comments

Mark’s Step 1 surgery was a laproscopic total proctocolectomy with ileoanal reservoir reconstruction (a jpouch) with a temporary loop ileostomy until the jpouch heals (‘takedown’ is 2nd surgery).   Step 1 was done in early July 2007 and he was in the hospital for 5 days .  Thankfully, he experienced no complications from this major surgery.   […]

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