Hey everyone, Curtis here again! I was diagnosed back in 2011 and had the 3 step J pouch surgery after the removal of my entire large intestine.
Some more about me:
Surfing, Soccer, Fundraising, Kayaking, Cycling, Being outdoors.
2 Years with a J-Pouch
Hey guys! So I’m fast approaching my 2 year anniversary of my final J-Pouch surgery and I can’t freaking believe that it’s been 2 years. It seems like yesterday that I was FREAKING out beyond belief about what my life would be like after I was diagnosed with UC. I just have to say, if it wasn’t for Adam and everyone’s support on this site, it would have been a MUCH harder journey, so I’d like to thanks everyone on here who was so supportive and helpful during my time of need, especially Master Adam!
I am doing great after 2 years. My J-Pouch has treated me very nicely so far and I haven’t had any issues with it which I am very happy about. I go to the bathroom anywhere from 2-6 times per day…sometimes more, sometimes less, but I’m used to it all right now. Each bathroom visit for me is about 30 seconds….haha, crazy I know! I just sit down and it all comes out, then I wipe and I’m done…haha…BOOM!
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a story on here because I don’t have UC anymore, but I’ve been busy trying spread the word and get some more people aware of UC and just how many people are affected. As some of you know, I was thinking about making T-shirts and stuff to help raise some money and awareness for IBD related illnesses with a No Colon Still Rollin’ image to it. Well I am happy to say that it’s been a success! If you’d like to take a look at the shirts and other items available, visit:
20% of each shirt purchase will be donated to the CCFA or other IBD related foundations to help find a cure for these horrible diseases.
I started an instagram account as well that I’ve been using to link up with fellow J-Pouchers, UC’ers, Crohners and celebrate how everyone is doing and “Still Rollin” on with their lives even though they have/had/ or are struggling with their lives. We have some talented people out there with IBD and I would like to meet anyone and everyone so we can show the world that just because we have this illness, doesn’t mean that we will let it define who we are!!
I hope everyone is doing well and if ANYONE is considering surgery or has any questions about that stuff, you can contact me any time via the No Colon Still Rollin website under the Contact link.
Please help spread the word and keep on rollin!!
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