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   Posted 5/19/2011 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
finally got my date next wednesday at 9 am i get my ileostomy.Time to move on to another part of my life a pain free one

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   Posted 5/19/2011 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
hi robis97, good for you, i hope your surgery goes really well - ? does it feel better to have a fixed date to aim for - as you have read here many ppl have a great outcome from an ileo - personally i'm like a whole different species of animal now compared to what i was last year

i'll be keepin a look out for progress reports

UC since 1990, not a lot of fun
Qualified as ileostomate May 2010, a much happier boy now
panproctocolectomy, abdomino perineal resection, perm ileostomy
my colon may not be, but my heart is in the right place !!

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   Posted 5/19/2011 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
yay! you will be healthy soon!

Another UC wife
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   Posted 5/19/2011 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck and let us know how you are doing when you are able to log on here.
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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   Posted 5/19/2011 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with your surgery. Though I was nervous the week before, I also was filled with a sense of peace knowing that I had allowed myself to overcome my fears and make a sound decision to get my health back.

I look forward to hearing how it goes.
-39 years old
-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 dose of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010

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   Posted 5/20/2011 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck! You are about to put the worst behind you. Focus on your new health if your nerves start to overwhelm you! We are here for you!
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 5/20/2011 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck...sending good vibes your way:)
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
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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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 5/20/2011 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Robis: God Bless you and heal you fast after surgery!
UC SINCE 1997...MEDS? Don't bother...only prednisone works full time...
Surgery and permanent illeostomy on 4-14-2011.
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