Posts Tagged ‘Jpouch’

“My Hole”

Thursday, August 26, 2010 22:20 8 Comments

So, I went to see funny-lady Margaret Cho tonight. If you know anything about Ms. Cho, you know she does some killer, hilarious impressions of her Korean parents, and that she’s a little raunchy. She spent the better part of the evening talking about “her hole.” Her anus, to be exact. She started the show […]

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Jpouch Images

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 6:40 4 Comments

These excellent 4 part illustrations from John Hopkins Colon Cancer Center clearly explain the Restorative Proctocolectomy (Ileoanal Pouch Procedure) that Mark had.  The surgery is also called IPAA for short, and the Ileoanal Pouch is the long name for Jpouch. Hopefully, these clear drawings will help you understand the procedure, and the John Hopkins Colon Cancer […]

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Best Case Scenario

Friday, July 18, 2008 19:02 5 Comments

Here is some food for thought for those heading in to or pondering “elective surgery.” Instead of pondering and dwelling on what are all the possible complications of surgery, why not consider what is the BEST CASE SCENARIO?  Why do we always see the “worst case scenario” and why was it a revelation to me […]

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A picture speaks 1,001 words

Monday, July 14, 2008 19:40 3 Comments

Below is a photo of Mandy and her friend simply having fun and NOT letting her ostomy get in the way of water skiing and living life.  “haha all taped up and ready to go!  my friends taped my bag to my stomach so it wouldn’t fly around…and my friend Kevin taped his stomach so […]

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CCFA Billboard

Friday, July 11, 2008 17:14 Comments Off on CCFA Billboard

 Looks like “times they are a’ chaning” if CCFA is posting billboards to bring disease awareness.  Hopefully you’ll be able to see the billboard details, but the female in the photo is sitting on the toilet and resting her head against the wall with her eyes closed.  It’s a pretty powerful image.  The text reads […]

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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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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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Potential Problems After Surgery

Sunday, June 29, 2008 5:34 40 Comments

Many people are concerned about the longevity of their jpouch. How long will it last?  What types of complications might potentially occur?  Here is a link to an excellent site that gives you really good in-depth and objective info on the Potential Problems Following J-Pouch Surgery Image to the left shows the large intestine and rectum removed, the […]

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