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   Posted 6/12/2011 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all, I've been posting around less and less and have mentioned that my takedown surgery is tomorrow. I'll keep you posted on my progress and just want to thank everyone again for all the help with both my colostomy and ileostomy. I don't know what I would have down without you! Can't wait to get my J-pouch life started! woot!!
-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 step 1 of 2 3/21/11
-Takedown 6/13/11

Another UC wife
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   Posted 6/12/2011 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
YAY!!! let us know how you make out and are coming along. It will be great when you are back out there doing what you want when you want.
Wife of 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) & now pain free

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 6/12/2011 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
GOOD LUCK betsaronie!
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

worried mom 1
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   Posted 6/12/2011 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   


        GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!!!!!!!   I will be thinking of you.  My daughter is just two months  from having her takedown and doing great.   Keep everyone posted.

windy city
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   Posted 6/12/2011 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck and best of wishes!!!!!

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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted 6/12/2011 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome!!!! I will say a prayer for u let us know how u progress!!
Dee stay at home mom of my 2 beautiful children
dx with uc July '10
June 02 '11 the creation of Stella the stoma LOL! ;-)


Rachel's Mom
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   Posted 6/13/2011 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Thinking of you today and looking forward to my daughter being where you are in the process!

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   Posted 6/13/2011 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats. Thinking of you today..... hope all goes very smoothly...
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

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   Posted 6/13/2011 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Thoughts are with you today. I hope your surgery is quick and easy and you make a smooth transition to life as a j-poucher!
UC dx 2/08

Done with the drugs. Step 1 (of 3) J-pouch surgery 3/22/11, Steps 2 & 3 TBD

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 6/13/2011 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope everything went well today and you are resting comfortably:)

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!

Scrap Girl
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   Posted 6/13/2011 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope everything went smoothly.
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