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Collicat
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   Posted 6/21/2011 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey....I want to share a video that my son, Dillon, and his brother made on the weekend. To those of you that are in the early days following surgery or in the terrible days leading up to it have a look at Dillon...he is in the green/yellow/pink bathing suit. Two years ago he as SO sick and lived on the couch. I promise that there are better days ahead! turn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RAw_Zqb7Ok&NR=1

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 6/22/2011 4:37 AM (GMT -6)   
WAY TO GO DILLON!!! great to see he's doing so well :):) here's to many many more better and greater days of best health!!
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

blueglass
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   Posted 6/22/2011 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Great that he's doing so well! Must bring you more joy than he can imagine....
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

Rachel's Mom
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   Posted 6/22/2011 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for that! It really lifted my spirits to see! We're still having some troubles here recovering from surgery #2 of 3. ElddiReMsihT is still working on getting the appetite back as the antihistimine they put her on began to lose effectiveness and her weight is very low. There are a few other issues as well so it helps to see your son living his life to the fullest AND HAVING FUN!!! We want fun!

worried mom 1
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   Posted 6/22/2011 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 Collicat,
 
     So happy for you.  I know what you went through with Dillion and the toll it takes on you.  Happy for him also. 
  Hey he is cute.  I have a 16 year old daughter.  Ha  Ha.  Hope you both enjoy your summer.

Collicat
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   Posted 6/23/2011 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Everyone.....yes it is great to see him so well

Rachel's Mom....Dillon also had A LOT of trouble between surgery 2 and 3. His loop ileostomy obstructed almost constantly. He was actually in the hospital almost the whole time between those two surgeries. How long until the next surgery? I promise your fun days will be here before you know it.
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

Bennie
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   Posted 6/23/2011 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad to see him doing so well. I remember his early days pre-surgery and just after. Great that he is enjoying life again!

Collicat
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   Posted 6/24/2011 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Bennie....so glad to hear from you! You and Bratcat were our inspiration when Dillon was so sick. I hope that your family is doing well and that you are finding some peace after the loss of your husband. I would love to hear an update.
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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