Meet Damian: My name is Damian, I just recently turned 40 and reside in Los Angeles, California. I used to be an actor/model as well as weightlifter and skydiver. I’ve always had a loving relationship with nature and animals and being in the wilderness is my true passion. Some more background info: I’ve died or […]
Colon removal surgery stories from ulcerative colitis patients
I was first diagnoses with Ulcerative Colitis in 2009 and eventually had to have the total colectomy and ileoanal pouch surgery. The final surgery was completed in February 2014 and all was well until recently. I saw my GI this afternoon and am scheduled for a colonoscopy in 2 weeks time.
I am a scholarship track and field athlete at the University of California, Berkeley. I am originally from San Diego, and I really enjoy surfing, rock climbing, and anything that is active and engaging!
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 […]
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 […]