Baker

Baker is a 39-year old active professional from Richmond, VA. After being diagnosed 9 years ago, recently his GI Doc stated he was his worst case of "UC". 2 years and lots of Remicade, Imuran, and Prednisone later it's J-Pouch time. In his twenties Baker competed in triathlons including numerous Ironman distance events and is now the President of a large multi-state distributor with almost 200 employees. Baker and his incredibly supportive and caring wife just had their first child in June 2012.

J-Pouch Update – Life is Good – 8 Weeks Post Takedown

Well, like last time I’m well overdue for a post-takedown update. To start, things are going very well. I tell everybody that asks it’s a week by week or month by month thing, definitely not a day by day recovery (especially the first few weeks). I first have to start by again profusely thanking and recognizing my incredible wife for supporting me and our 9… Read More »J-Pouch Update – Life is Good – 8 Weeks Post Takedown

Baker’s Super Detailed Surgery Update – Takedown Jan. 3rd

I apologize for not posting an update sooner but since my 6 week surgery mark I’ve been back to work and then the holidays hit and between both I’ve been extremely busy. It’s an excuse but I’m going to try my best to detail my post hospital experiences to this point. 10 Weeks Since First Surgery I’m now about 10 weeks out from my surgery… Read More »Baker’s Super Detailed Surgery Update – Takedown Jan. 3rd

J-Pouch Surgery #1: The Good, The Bad, and The UGLY

ALL RIGHT, BE WARNED this will be a very long and detailed post.  I’m now 5-weeks out from my first surgery and getting better by the day, very slowly however. I read everything there was on the procedure and thought I knew everything I needed to know, boy was I wrong. I’m going to try and detail every little aspect of the surgery so that… Read More »J-Pouch Surgery #1: The Good, The Bad, and The UGLY

Time For Surgery

Baker’s Previous Post: UC Journey to J-Pouch Time For Surgery: As a follow-up to my original post, I wanted to write-up my experience investigating and ultimately coming to the conclusion that I would proceed with J-Pouch surgery. As I write this I’m now 4 days away from my first surgery, still very nervous but also excited to get it over with. I booked the surgery… Read More »Time For Surgery

UC Journey To J-Pouch

Introduction: Baker is a 39-year old active professional from Richmond, VA. After being diagnosed 9 years ago, recently his GI Doc stated he was his worst case of “UC”. 2 years and lots of Remicade, Imuran, and Prednisone later it’s J-Pouch time. In his twenties Baker competed in triathlons including numerous Ironman distance events and is now the President of a large multi-state distributor with… Read More »UC Journey To J-Pouch