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Scrap Girl
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   Posted 12/13/2010 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, we braved the snowstorm and made my appointment today at the Cleveland Clinic. My dye test went OK so I'm on for my reversal in the morning. Bring on the buttburn :-)

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   Posted 12/13/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
     Good luck!  I'll keep you in my prayers.

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   Posted 12/13/2010 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
ScrapGirl...I will be in Cleveland tomorrow and my pre-op appointment at the Cleveland Clinic is on Wednesday!  I will be thinking good thoughts for you.  How are the roads there?  Our schools were cancelled here, but the roads are pretty clear once you get on the main roads.  I was really worried we wouldn't get there, but it looks like only flurries tomorrow when we travel there and sunny on Wednesday when we come home.
Keep us updated and good luck!

66 mustang guy
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   Posted 12/13/2010 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I will be in Cleveland also on Wednesday for my 6 week checkup after ileo surgery, I hope the weather cooperates I am in northern WV and it doesn't look good around the lakes.
Crohns since 1984, 3 resections then colostomy in 1988, in remission until February 2010, could not believe it came back, end ileostomy in November.

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   Posted 12/13/2010 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck and good results.

David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

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   Posted 12/13/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck. Make sure you have some butt cream and flushable moistened wipes really help. Just remember to take it one day at a time. The first few days things are pretty liquidy and thus leaks can happen but soon, as you eat real food, the stool will thicken up and things will be so much better

Thinking about you!
Mom to Dillon (age 19) who had three major UC flares over two years....Very sick. Colectomy Sept/09, J pouch built Jan/10 and take down Feb/10. Now out living life at University and doing great. NO MEDS

Scrap Girl
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   Posted 12/13/2010 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. The weather is nasty here. Very windy. Tuesday is suppose to be worse.
Diagnosed with UC in Feb. 2005

Asacol, Colazal, Prednisone, Rectal Meds, Remicade, Humira

Now UC Free!

First step of j-pouch - April 1, 2010

Second Step - 9/21/10

Third Step - TBD

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 12/14/2010 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
best of luck to you!!!!!
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

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   Posted 12/14/2010 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
YAY! Good luck!
29y. married with one beautiful daughter born 11/20/07
-2002 dx with severe pancolitis u/c; 12/19/08 had total colectomy; 12/25/08 emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
Feeling Fabulous Now with my ileostomy!!!!!
Pregnant with second baby due 5/26/11

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 12/14/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope everything went ok today...thinking of you!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

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   Posted 12/14/2010 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Praying for you and thinking of you!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

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   Posted 1/4/2011 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Scrapbook!

I'm getting ready to have my reversal as well. How did yours go? How did you prep for it.

Hope everything went well.
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