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claygirl4#90
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Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 2/11/2011 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All;
 
I am new to the forum and excited to be here.  I have had an ostomy for four years and hoping to provide insight into living with a stoma and a pouch.  Looking forward to reading and chatting with you.
 
~ Claygirl

Trixiemom
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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 2/11/2011 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome i have had my ileo since Nov 17 10....This is a great site..Trixiemom
have loop ileostomy
diagnosed with colon inertia
2 mo out and feeling great

polishdan
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 1595
   Posted 2/11/2011 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome claygirl
My ileo since November 07. Found this site a year ago.
Tell us about yourself.

Dan

Another UC wife
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 2111
   Posted 2/11/2011 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome claygirl - hubby is a newbie - 7 weeks ago today - permanent ileostomy.

This is a great site and so much help for those of us who need it and new people looking for information.

Previously I would be on the UC site -- pre surgery but this is my new home but still checking in at the UC forum too.
64 yr old male --suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision in 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (permanent ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) and no longer in pain.

flchurchlady
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 2/11/2011 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, Clay Girl!
I have had my ileo for 5 years. Why did you have surgery? Mine was because of Crohn's. Looking forward to getting to know you.
Cecilia
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.

claygirl4#90
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Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 2/13/2011 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the warm welcome here. I am a colorectal survivor first diagnosed 7 years ago right after turning 40. The cancer was found about an inch past the end of my rectum. We decided to do intense radiation and chemo, surgery and then more chemo. Thought I was done with cancer and never looked back until it reared its ugly head three years later. I immediately said lets take it out which meant removal of my rectum and a good portion of my colon. This, or course, resulted in my having a stoma and pouch. Today is four years since my surgery and I am going strong. I have been reading through the posts here and so overwhelmed with the outpouring of support. Very happy to be a part of this forum and looking forward to getting to know you all too.

Disneynut66
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 587
   Posted 2/13/2011 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear you are healthy again.

Welcome!!! These people are so nice.
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step will be in April! So done with this disease.

polishdan
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 1595
   Posted 2/13/2011 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
WE ARE BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Dan

Equestrian Mom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 2/14/2011 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome~glad you are here:)
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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