Posts Tagged ‘stoma’

The First Surgery: One Month Later

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 22:15 14 Comments

It”s been exactly a month since the divorce. To clarify: Divorcing from my colon. My colon doesn”t phone, it doesn”t even write letters to me. I guess it”s over. The break-up was pretty bad I suppose, considering they had to sedate me for all the pain. So here we are a month later and I […]

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Boots' UC Journey Part 2

Monday, April 20, 2009 12:33 7 Comments

So part 2 of my 3-part surgery was scheduled for March 4th, 2009.  As before, we headed out to Ohio two days before the surgery to stay at my aunt”s. On March 3rd, we went into the hospital for the pre-surgery appointments, which included a check-up, EKG, bloodwork, nursing check-in, and a talk with the […]

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Sunday, January 25, 2009 18:34 10 Comments

I was diagnosed with UC at the age of 19 after my freshman year of college. Things started progressing very rapidly and I did not respond to medications very well. I tried numerous medication including Remicade infusions and prolonged use of prednisone. After getting very sick one weekend I was admitted to the hospital on […]

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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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Complications: Small Bowel Perforation

Sunday, December 21, 2008 21:20 14 Comments

During the second of three surgeries (I had a three-step surgery, instead of a two-step surgery) a complication occurred where my small bowel was perforated. Here’s what I can remember of the occurrence. Everything was fine, I even asked the surgeon to sew up my incision instead of having staples (this is usually a choice, […]

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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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