Posts Tagged ‘ostomy’

University Research on Jpouch Social Support Sites

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 9:27 10 Comments

Hi Everyone, Please take about 10 minutes and take this survey designed by professors at the University of Georgia.  In my non-jpouch blogging life, I am an Assistant Professor at University of Georgia and I’m conducting research on the implications of social networking support sites ( and focused on the experiences of those preparing […]

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Take a walk in my shoes

Saturday, February 13, 2010 22:38 105 Comments

My name is Sara Randall, I’ll be 25 years old next month, and I have been living with an illeostomy bag since September 9, 2009. Obviously my story doesn’t start there. When I was in high school I was energetic, super athletic, always on the go, and to self conscious for my own good. When i first started […]

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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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Sarah’s Permanent Ileostomy

Sunday, December 28, 2008 16:03 12 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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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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UC to J-Pouch Surgery

Sunday, May 11, 2008 9:15 54 Comments

Mark’s Step 1 surgery was a laproscopic total proctocolectomy with ileoanal reservoir reconstruction (a jpouch) with a temporary loop ileostomy until the jpouch heals (‘takedown’ is 2nd surgery).   Step 1 was done in early July 2007 and he was in the hospital for 5 days .  Thankfully, he experienced no complications from this major surgery.   […]

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