I finally got internet/update on me

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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 629
   Posted 5/29/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I FINALLY got my internet hooked up.  It was a 5 week wait from ordering to hookup, but it's finally done.  So ya'll will be seeing a lot of me again..whether good or bad lol.
Since I've last been on I've moved to Timmins Ontario, which is about a 9hr drive straight north from Toronto.  It's the largest city in this area with 43000 people.  I love it, only takes a few mins to get out of town into good hunting and fishing areas (all public land) and the town has all the big box stores.  I've had a few dates since I've been here but nothing productive.
Oh, I had started a few threads on alcohol/food/nicotine abuse last time I was on...Since I arrived here I've lost 10lbs, cut the alcohol down to one night a week but ugh started smoking again.  Can't seem to not do at least one thing bad.  I bought some lozenges last night though so I'm gonna try to kick it yet again..!
Seeya around
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 5/29/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Matt!!  It's good to see you back here!  We are neighbours!!  (practically)...I live in Sault Ste Marie Ontario!!! We just moved here about a year ago from the Toronto area.  It's good to hear you sounding so well!!...Cheryl

Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
Ileostomy Reversal March 9/09

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 5/29/2009 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Matt,
Welcome back! Congratulations on your move to Timmins. That's great that you've already had a couple of dates and are drinking only one night a week. I think all of us ex-smokers would agree that it's hard to kick the habit the first time!
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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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 768
   Posted 5/29/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Matt welcome back. I've actually been to Timmins. My Daughter in law is from there. Oh yeah and Shania Twaine. Glad you like hunting and fishing because it seemed rather remote from the sky when we flew there. Hey don't let the mosquitoes eat you alive. That's what I remember about the place and oh...nice friendly people.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 5/29/2009 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back Matt!!
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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