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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 3/24/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't been around much lately, and I wanted to stop in and say hi!!! I do read up on y'all, though. It sounds like the "oldies" are doing well, and we've got some newbies, too! Nice to see that support system still in place. I've been busy. Back at work finally! It seems like I always have another surgery keeping me from really concentrating on my job. I've got one more on April 3rd, hopefully my last one for awhile. This time they are repairing an abdominal hernia. I also spent some time in Scottsdale, Arizona enjoying Spring Training baseball. We spent days at the pool, went to a bunch of games, and rode ATVs in Sedona. Then we just got back from Tahoe, I'm still so sore from Snowboarding!!!!
Basically, I'm living life, having fun, and not missing that colon one single itty bitty bit!
What have you all been up to?
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 & ileostomy switched to left side - May 27, 2008, and take down August 8, 2008. Gallbladder removed December 5, 2008. LIFE IS GOOD.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 3/24/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jo!! So good to hear from you!!! Thanks for posting and letting us all know what you have been up to, esp good for the newbies to read. It sounds like you have been really living life and having fun. What else do you have planned in the future?

Good hearing from you. Take care.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 3/24/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Joann! :-) It's really good to hear from you! I'm sorry you have to have another surgery, but it sounds like you've been enjoying yourself in the meantime.

What have we been up to? Well, Peggy and her husband came down to Florida last month on vacation, and we got together! It was so much fun to meet in person.

I got a German Shepherd puppy! His name is Jake and he's 6 months old now.

And, I started a new job today as an Admin Assistant at a church on Fort Myers Beach. It's a 4 day work week (Mondays off), and the hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The people are really nice, so I couldn't be happier.

Good luck with your surgery on the 3rd. I'll be thinking about you!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.

schrek-chewbacca hunk
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 2666
   Posted 3/24/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   

You don't know me but I wanted to thank you for giving me the confidence I am in desperate need of.  My total procto-illeostomy is scheduled 4/16 - and I read some horror stories and it makes me nervous - then I read yours and want to thank you for taking the time to write telling us what you have done since.  You are an inspiration and I love you for that even though I don't know you.


bob - love to all here

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