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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 3/27/2011 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I got home on the evening of the 25th after my surgery for J-pouch on the 21st. Surgeon said my surgery went beautifully, and she was even able to finish ahead of the 3-4 hour window because everything was perfect. :D So far no problems other than my first changing at the hospital myself just cause the dang loop ileo wouldn't be quite for 5 minutes! But I know that will get better and I figure out a time that works best. I do unfortunately have a mushroom stoma which can be harder to get the wafers right up next too, but maybe it will go away once the swelling goes down. It's nice to finally have things going right! Thanks again for all the support!
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-J-pouch surgery scheduled 3/21/11

J's Mom
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 109
   Posted 3/27/2011 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats and welcome home !
22 year old developmentally delayed son with ileo since 2008
Dx'd with UC 2007

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Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 3332
   Posted 3/27/2011 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! Glad the surgery went so well.

2b ColonFree
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 2603
   Posted 3/27/2011 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
glad surgery went well and you're home! things will get better with your stoma, just takes a little while to adjust. take a good care of your self!
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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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 827
   Posted 3/27/2011 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Isn't it great to be home!....I hope things continue smoothly
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

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 587
   Posted 3/27/2011 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great! That was a quick surgery. Take care of yourself.
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step will be in April! So done with this disease.

Another UC wife
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 3/27/2011 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
hubby finds that in the morning before he has eaten is the best time and things are the quietest and most cooperative for changes
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 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) and no longer in pain.

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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 3/27/2011 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
CONGRATS! Always a good thing when everything goes smooth! good luck on the rest of your recovery

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   Posted 3/28/2011 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! Sounds like things went really well and you are recovering nicely.
UC dx 2/08

Done with the drugs. Step 1 (of 3) J-pouch surgery scheduled 3/22/11
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