Introduction: 53 years old, mom to two, diagnosed with UC in 2001; surgery 2005. Successfully living with an ileostomy. Willing to share my story with anyone who wants to listen :-) We can live successful lives after surgery. I am a proponent of the surgery. My Story: Diagnosed in 2001; surgery in June 2005 for sub-total colectomy. December 2005 I had an abdominal/perineal resection thereby… Read More »I Started with UC, Now I’m an Ostomate and Proud
Introduction: Shanna, 39 yrs old, mother of 2 boys (age 11 and 13). A GI nurse and physician extender at a busy GI practice for 16 years. I joke and say I caught UC at work :) Three years ago I decided that I was done with meds and had the surgeries for a j-pouch. 3 Year with a J-Pouch: I was diagnoses with Ulcerative… Read More »3 Year Anniversary of J-Pouch….LOVE IT!
Introduction: hi my name is Vinny and I had UC for about a year until i got my colon removed in November, it was the best decision of my life and i am almost 100% healthy again . Finally UC Free: Getting My Colon Taken Out My name is Vincent and I was diagnosed with UC in January of 2011. I missed the last the… Read More »Finally Ulcerative Colitis Free: Almost 100% Healthy Because of Surgery