Posts Tagged ‘News’

Daunting, Wit, Compassion, Education

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 23:23 1 Comment

Hello there people of the J-pouch and pre-post surgery / non-surgery world. My name is Eric, and I have had 5 surgeries for Colitis. I almost died. Now I’m both a high school English teacher and a professor, and sometimes my students make me wish I had passed away (just kidding). Just now I finally […]

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It Happens, Everybody Poops, Even Athletes

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 21:22 3 Comments

ESPN has an interesting article on professional and endurance (ultra) athletes and their doings of number two. Some of the stories are a real tribute to the strength and resilience of the human body, still others are eerily reminiscent of Colitis. Take a look at this excerpt describing an ultra-marathoner But the main culprit was […]

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Loss & Gain

Thursday, December 29, 2011 14:09 3 Comments

If you are dealing with loss, I wish you healing, and if I can help, by listening, by offering advice, e-mail me. If you need to talk about how IBD/j-pouch surgery is affecting your life, respond to this post-let’s get more discussion going! This website is a blessing. It’s something for which I am eternally grateful. Thanks to Mark & Megan for taking the initiative to create something to connect and assist others who have or are experiencing what they have experienced. And, let’s all take a moment to honor those we’ve lost, and to honor ourselves for being survivors.

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Western Diet Causes Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 20:33 No Comments

You know, I’ve heard this again and again and again. I’ve heard about refined sugar and the like. In fact, I’ve read about this notion so often that I might be starting to believe it. What do you guys think? From Science Now: All those Lucky Charms and Big Macs that people in the developed […]

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Plaid Pantry Denies Bathroom to Crohn’s Customer

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 21:35 9 Comments

Time to boycott the Plaid Pantry, whatever that is. (Is that like a 7-11?). Reading through posts on the Consumerist weblog, trying to decide if I should subscribe to its RSS feed, I came across this article about a fellow IBD sufferer who was denied access to a bathroom. As a result, she pooped her […]

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From the WTF? Files: Man East Colostomy Bag Contents

Thursday, September 3, 2009 13:37 3 Comments

James Orr, 66, was on trial in Cincinnati, Ohio yesterday for robbery and kidnapping when he disrupted the hearing with an extreme act of grossness. Orr reportedly asked his attorney if he had any food. When the attorney told him no, Orr apparently put his colostomy bag on the table, squeezed out the contents, and […]

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Jpouch Happenins’

Thursday, July 2, 2009 9:37 6 Comments

Congrats to Jamie, she is pregnant 6 months after her takedown surgery:  Jamie’s pregnancy post News article on College Baseball Pitcher David Deminisky life with his Jpouch: Pitcher with Jpouch Erin’s (22 yrs old), June 8th surgery, new blog here:  Erin’s UC to Jpouch Blog Merry Lynn having surgery soon due to Dysplaysia from 10 […]

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Teen Diagnoses her Crohn’s Disease

Monday, June 15, 2009 12:54 3 Comments

In a timely fashion to Liz’s post on Lets Just Call it IBD, I just stumbled on this story this morning on the yahoo home page.  Apparently a teenage female had been sick with IBD-related symptoms for many years. The doctors called it IBD, probably colitis. She took tissue from her intestine to her high […]

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