Posts Tagged ‘UC’

A little insight on my insides.

Monday, February 8, 2010 10:42 17 Comments

Hi I’m Jackie. I’m a 25 year old woman child from my native of Michigan. I have a bit of an interesting UC story so bear with me while I get my intro out of the way. I was officially diagnosed with UC in May of 2009, but had symptoms for easily 10 years. In […]

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My Top 3 Most Embarrassing Colitis Incidents

Thursday, January 22, 2009 20:54 12 Comments

I just had a colonoscopy (explained by Mayo Clinic). While in the waiting room I thought of my UC in general and came up with this list. If you have Ulcerative Colitis, you know exactly what a “Colitis Incident” is. I just didn’t know what to call it. It’s when you get that urge to […]

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Stem Cells & Colitis

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:55 No Comments

With an election around the corner in the U.S. we really need to be well versed in issues that affect the million plus people living with IBD diseases like UC. Here is the deal, these are the objective facts:  Stem cells are part of human tissue and every tissue has individual stem cells.  Part of healing […]

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Getting Healthy Story #3 – Jeff

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 4:02 No Comments

To represent the others who are living, surviving and having their own journey to get to good health. We will be including  “Getting Healthy Stories.”  Below Jeff has shared with us his journal of his health. It is a story of struggle, love, support, disappointment and mostly this guy just keeps getting back up.  He […]

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% of UC patients have surgery

Monday, June 16, 2008 5:23 39 Comments

A big question I asked before deciding to the have the surgery was “how many people with UC have to have surgery?”  Come to find out the number is higher than you’d think, I’ve heard it reported as low as 20%, and here at the UCSF Site it says estimated that 25-40% of patients will need […]

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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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