Intro: My name is Tasha Cornett. I’m a 30 year old female from Northeast TN. I work in internal medicine and unfortunately know way too much about treating UC. Some more about Tasha: I enjoy running and eating delicious food. I spend most of my free time right now planning my wedding that will be […]
Colon removal surgery stories from ulcerative colitis patients
Meet Samantha: I was diagnosed when I was a just becoming a teenager. About 16-17 years ago. My last colonoscopy was about 6 months ago. I was recommended for surgery. Nothing was improving. Recommend to have a left sided colostomy. Surgery scheduled in January. Some more about her: I’m from Maine born and raised. I […]
Meet Pranav: I’m a 28 years old male from India who suffered from ulcerative colitis since past 5 years . I was diagnosed with severe pancolits in Decemeber 2008. I opted for 1 step j-pouch surgery last year and had my colon completely removed. Some more background: I love traveling and eating good food. 1 […]
I love traveling, trying out new experiences and foods, and working with people from different countries and cultures. I’m generally a relaxed & easy-going guy with a sense of humor. Current Colitis Symptoms: Symptom free at the moment How Smart Is Surgery? The standard approach of GIs for ulcerative colitis is to treat with medicine […]
So here we are. Bad colitis 8 years. Colon removed emergency surgery February and on the bag. Rectum removed and J pouch created in August. Reconnected about a month ago….. …and my arse is sore. Like paper cuts with Satan gleefully squirting lemon juice. Even just rinsing with warm water is excruciating. I started out […]
I am a mother, grandmother, sister and wife. My family means everything to me!! I love to garden, read and spend time with my grandchildren. I keep a lot inside. I worry more about everyone else than I do about myself. I thought I would “just deal” with my UC for the next 28 years […]
After 19 years of on and off symptoms, they last 5-6 years being progressively worse, they are gone! I had my first surgery 3 weeks ago today! I have to say it is very strange not to poop! Some more about Kira: As a mom, wife, sister, and teacher, I can not wait to be […]
I am so tired of this disease and all that comes with it. I want to go back to work – I am going back to work next year. I cannot be running to the bathroom in the middle of a lesson and leaving 30 kids in a class room. So I am going to […]
In November of 2013 I finally reached a breaking point I couldn’t handle the pain, achiness, the random fevers, the bleeding. I called to schedule a scope and because I like to be somewhat awake the doctor told me the colon that was left now has ulcerative colitis.
Emily has tried many different treatments including double doses of Remicade to treat her colitis symptoms and get them under control and it has been quite a struggle.