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Update on 20 Year Old J Pouch Surgery- 6 Days Out of Surgery

  Meet Kyle: My name is Kyle Thomas, and I’m 20 years young. I love sports, food, women and life. Big Patriots and Red Sox fan. I love to lift weights and play baseball, and I’m currently going to school for medical imaging. Some more about Kyle: I’m from Rhode Island, sports and music are both my hobbies, along with Nintendo. This is my second… Read More »Update on 20 Year Old J Pouch Surgery- 6 Days Out of Surgery

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

Ready For Surgery

Introduction: My Name is Emie, not Ernie, EMIE! I am a 29 year old wife, mother, sister, daughter, Aunt, and Shi Tzu lover. I have a wonderful life! I have the best family, great friends, and the BEST husband! I have a serious addiction to all things shopping. I have also been in a relationship with UC for about 9 years, and I’m about to… Read More »Ready For Surgery

Not Sure If I Quit, Gave Up, Lost Or Just Played The Hand I Was Dealt

Introduction: 26 Year Old Male 1 day post Ileostomy. Diagnosed at age 24. Two long years, hoping the worst is behind me and my life is infront of me. My Symptoms: We’ll right now, nothing. I guess just pain from the surgery and a bag hanging from my stomach. My Story: So I originally posted a story way back in April/May. At that time I… Read More »Not Sure If I Quit, Gave Up, Lost Or Just Played The Hand I Was Dealt

I Started with UC, Now I’m an Ostomate and Proud

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