Archive for the ‘Ulcerative Colitis’ Category

Blood, Poop, and Tears

Friday, February 19, 2010 17:40 3 Comments

I love the logo for Jackie’s new blog! If you have a minute, go check out her posts, and hopefully she won’t be a stranger around these parts. Check our her blog here.

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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 […]

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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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My Top 3 Most Embarrassing Colitis Incidents

Thursday, January 22, 2009 20:54 12 Comments

I just had a colonoscopy (explained by Mayo Clinic). While in the waiting room I thought of my UC in general and came up with this list. If you have Ulcerative Colitis, you know exactly what a “Colitis Incident” is. I just didn’t know what to call it. It’s when you get that urge to […]

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Marc Jacobs has UC

Monday, November 24, 2008 19:14 16 Comments

I was recently reading the November 27, 2008 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, and they did an article on the famous fashion designer Marc Jacobs. The article is really interesting and talks about his story of living with UC – it is excellent that someone so high profile is willing to talk about their disease. […]

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1 Year Anniversary NO UC!

Sunday, July 6, 2008 19:07 8 Comments

THREE CHEERS TO RENEWED HEALTH! “Every event, every situation in which you may find yourself has a positive value, even the dramas, even the tragedies, even the thunderbolt from a calm sky.” – Arnud Desjardins   I have my step 1 one year anniversary today, July 6th, 2007. And feeling incredibly well, with low BMs and overall […]

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Communicating about UC

Sunday, July 6, 2008 7:06 1 Comment

   WEBCAST: No One Understands My Pain: Communicating about Crohn‘s & Colitis Health Take has offered a very good webcast on how to talk to others about the disease you are living with.  The webcast especially addresses how with these diseases we often look “fine or healthy” but we are not. “Often when you’re suffering from […]

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Songs about UC

Monday, June 30, 2008 3:37 3 Comments

There are no words to describe how awesome this is, Jordan Sweeney has taken his talent for music and written an album about living and battling UC. You must listen to his songs, and buy his album to support great work on bringing awareness to UC. His website is located here: [youtube=] The Rain […]

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Ileostomy Stoma Photos

Sunday, June 29, 2008 5:51 54 Comments

Instead of Providing you with ONLY photos of Mark’s Temporary Loop Ileostomy, we’ve started asking others to contribute their stoma photos. Now, please note, these are Loop Ileostomies, which means that they are likely temporary. There are other types of ileostomies like end ileo, we do not have any pictures of those. Below is Ashely, […]

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