Thanks so much Curtis, it was such a wonderful treat to be able to finally meet up with you down there in your homeland. My wife and I really enjoyed hanging out with you.
AND, I wish you and your family the very best moving forward, for sure they’ve some tuff times a few years ago worrying and thinking of your health. It’s so great to see you doing so well, and living and feeling like a normal person like you deserve once again. I have no idea what it’s like to be living without a colon, but once thing is for sure. You MOST DEFINITELY made it super clear to me that the most important things in life don’t change a bit, and its for sure possible to still follow your dreams. Best of luck to you with the T-shirts you’re cranking out.
To everyone else who follows the site and is reading/watching along, please do Curtis a favor, and fill out the simple poll/question with regards to the shirts he is in the process of designing and creating. He wants to know how many of you would be interested in ordering one of his “No Colon Still Rollin” shirts.
Most importantly, more than anything else, I hope that every single person who follows this website who has not had surgery (and that’s over 90% of the daily readers here) has been able to take a positive message away from this video. Yes indeed, surgery is a scary idea, and nobody wakes up in the morning as a happy healthy person and says…”DANG, I can’t wait to get my colon removed today!”. But, the reality is that a fair number of people who live with ulcerative colitis, people like you, people like me, sometimes need to make that tuff decision. People like Curtis for example. And if you watched the video closely, it should be VERY clear to all of you that there is most certainly life after having your colon removed. And the truly awesome thing is that the lifestyle for the overwhelming majority of UC’ers after surgery is way better than that group’s life before surgery when their UC was out of control.
Thanks again Curtis, I had a great time kickin it with you on the beach, and best of luck moving forward,
(to read all of Curtis’s previous stories, check out his link to his stories here: Curtis Stories )
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