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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 291
   Posted 6/4/2009 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
Just a short update. Surgery was less than an hour long. Woke up in terrible pain at the stoma site, now it's under control.
I have not had a full bowel movement yet.
However I'm up and walk about! I feel greatttt!!!

More updates here:



Will stay in touch! Thankyou everyone for the love and support.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis - 1998
Failed, Azathioprene, Homeopathic, Ayurvedic, Remicade, Humira treatment
Steroid dependent - 2009

Temp ileostomy - April 7th 2009 (4 days)
Dehydration - April 24th 2009 (2 days)
Fluid around J Pouch and high fever - May 11th 2009 (4 days)

Takedown surgery scheduled - June 3rd 2009

Equestrian Mom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 6/4/2009 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow! sounds like you are on your way...Walking will get you home faster:) keep it up!!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 6/4/2009 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the progress so far. Do keep us up to date and let us know how things are going for you. Some of us haven't figured out the Twitter thing yet!
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 Feb 2007
Total Posts : 788
   Posted 6/4/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hurray for you! I'm so glad you updated us.
That's awesome you're already ready to get up and about.
Hopefully it'll be smooth sailing from here!
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 74
   Posted 6/5/2009 2:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Many congratulations!
I hope it continues to go well.
I am at the stage to choose whether to have a Jpouch or have everything removed and closed up for good.  I am following your updates on twitter closely.  The timing of you going through this is perfect for me to see how it really is.  The doctors will tell you what is meant to happen but there is no substitute for the experiences of someone who has actually gone through it.
Wish you all the best for a great outcome.
Elli 28
UC since 17
Azathioprine, prednisolone, Asacol,
blood transfusions, iron infusions.
Colon Removed 18 March 09.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 6/5/2009 3:39 AM (GMT -6)   
That sounds great. Congratulations. Stay fit. I hope you must have passed enough wind by now- gassing around to show that the system down below is operational. Take care.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."

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