j-pouch

How Did I Get Here?

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 almost died 3 times in my 40 year existence. Back… Read More »How Did I Get Here?

Kick UC’s…A!*&!

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 this summer!! Woot woot! Tasha’s Story: I was first diagnosed… Read More »Kick UC’s…A!*&!

Any Ideas on How to Treat a Sore Arse After J Pounch Reconnection?

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 strong after the reconnection. No problems at all and was… Read More »Any Ideas on How to Treat a Sore Arse After J Pounch Reconnection?

J pouch Surgery Update

Introduction: Hello, My name is Michael Schroll and I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2010. I recently had a J pouch surgery on 11/12/13. My Surgeon says I made the right decision and I can’t wait to go home. Some more about me: I enjoy riding motorcycle and photography. I can juggle and am currently learning how to ride a unicycle. I’m a film… Read More »J pouch Surgery Update

My Diseased Adolescence

Introduction: I’m 18 years old, and I’ve been struggling with my Ulcerative Colitis, and for the past three years, my J-pouch, since I was 11. It’s been a hard road, and how lonely it is can be maddening. But I’ve gotten amazing support from my friends, family, and boyfriend. Some more about me: I’m from Upstate New York, I really love to sing. I go… Read More »My Diseased Adolescence