Posts Tagged ‘colon’

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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Making Ostomys HOT!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 6:46 3 Comments

With the risk of becoming an “over poster”, I was getting a bit freaked out at staring at my face when I logged on to the site. I wanted to share this with you all. I found this website last night (while my UC was preventing me from sleeping) called Uncover Ostomy. There is also […]

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Let’s just call it … IBD

Saturday, June 6, 2009 8:15 10 Comments

After receiving an interesting letter from my new GI yesterday, I’ve found myself in a rather contemplative mood.  I was diagnosed with unquestionable serious UC when I was 16.  The GI who diagnosed me recommended immediate surgery to remove the colon.  I declined, preferring instead to take meds for years and try my hand at […]

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Welcome Christine and Ricardo to

Monday, April 20, 2009 8:34 2 Comments

Hello readers, We are pleased to welcome Christine and Ricardo as bloggers to our family. Ricardo is our resident FAP jpoucher, and Christine is his amazing wife. Together they documented his story, surgeries and experiences. They will be sharing their complete story with us, but in the meantime a brief introduction is in […]

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Thanks To Jamie And Hospital Recovery Activities

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 23:50 7 Comments

I had the pleasure of meeting fellow contributor Jamie and her husband Avery this past weekend for lunch. Wow. What nice people. Not only were they friendly and informative, but Jamie even brought me samples of different ileostomy bags, some reading material clearly meant for the exclusive cool crowd (J-Pouchers), and helped describe more […]

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No Colon Club: Get Well Card

Saturday, January 24, 2009 7:08 No Comments

Click on the images to see them at their full resolution. After getting out of the hospital for Step One, my wife’s co-worker gave me this card, which is illustrated by his kids. Everyone was worried I would have a negative reaction, be offended, and all that. I loved it, I laughed and laughed. You […]

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