Archive for the ‘UC’ Category

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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Headed in for 3 step surgery

Friday, September 11, 2009 12:54 4 Comments

J-pouch.net 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 […]

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Sarah’s Permanent Ileostomy

Sunday, December 28, 2008 16:03 11 Comments

My Story begins in February of 2000, 3 days before my Husband and I were to leave on a 7-day Mexican Cruise celebrating our first year of Marriage. We attended a Birthday Party that night at a local Mexican restaurant and I had to leave the table over and over again with terrible diarrhea, just […]

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What is Love?

Monday, December 22, 2008 16:05 11 Comments

Mark and I just moved to our new home that is located 3,000 miles away from our old home and family.  While unpacking today I found a quote that my Mom had given me years ago in the heat of when Mark was really sick and preparing for surgery – she gave this me and […]

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Finding A Clean Bathroom

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 6:02 3 Comments

For those of you in the Big Apple, Diaroogle helps you find quality public toilets from your mobile phone. From their description: It’s for the discerning, on-the-go defecator who is brave enough to use a public bathroom, but still demands a hygienic and private bathroom experience. It is also a community authored database of Manhattan […]

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Good news!

Friday, December 5, 2008 1:51 3 Comments

Things have been quite the rollercoaster ride lately but I finally got some good news!  I have been waiting since October to find out if I have Crohn’s in addition to UC, in which case the surgeon would not be willing to do the J-Pouch surgery.  After 3 opinions, it was determined that I don’t […]

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HI EVERYONE!

Sunday, November 23, 2008 23:07 4 Comments

before it all began Hi everyone. My name is Casey, I’m 21 and live in Florida. I took a lot of pictures through the last year of my surgeries and decided to share in hopes of helping someone going through the same situation. Feel free to ask questions or just leave comments! my email is […]

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HI EVERYONE

Sunday, November 23, 2008 21:09 23 Comments

  before it all began  Hi everyone. My name is Casey, I”m 21 and live in Florida. I took a lot of pictures through the last year of my surgeries and decided to share in hopes of helping someone going through the same situation. Feel free to ask questions…my email is yesac87@hotmail.com or just leave comments […]

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Things that make me feel better

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 22:47 1 Comment

I’ve found that there are two things that have made me feel better lately, so I thought I’d pass them along. First of all, going back to the gym has been really fantastic for me.I was initially leery of going for four reasons: (1) the thought of getting changed at the gym was extremely stressful; […]

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