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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 9/19/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone! i had my takedown surgery on Monday and everything went really well. I came home today! im still in some pain, but im ready to begin my new colitis free life! thanks for all the support! and to anyone thinking about having the surgery, my journey was a long and extremely bumpy one, but so worth it! i wouldnt change a thing! :)
22yr old college student
1st step in the J-pouch surgery- July 8th,2008
2nd step- October 7th, 2008....almost here!

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 552
   Posted 9/19/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Great news Jen! My daughter, Bratcat, had her step 1 on July 3. She is having her step 2 on November 10 (she could have had it in October but wants to wait to fit it into her school schedule).

Keep us posted on how you are doing. Hoping each day gets better and better.

--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (19 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds
Step 2 scheduled for November 10
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 9/19/2008 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome home! Everyday will get better and easier:)

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 420
   Posted 9/19/2008 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Isn't it divine? I'm glad your surgery went well. Now you can get on with things!!!
If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is surely not meant for you.
Jo - UC, total colectomy and ileostomy on August 24, 2007. Step 2 & ileosotmy switched to left side - May 27, 2008, and take down August 8, 2008. LIFE IS GOOD.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 9/20/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   


Congratulations and welcome home! I'm so glad you're doing well and are happy with the results. Isn't it great to be colitis-free and healthy?! smilewinkgrin

Celebrating with you! yeah


Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

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