Hi guys, thanks for asking about me! I know I disappeared from here - sorry! I can't really say it's because I've been out living it up - I've been feeling quite good, but I'm definitely not busy. Getting pretty bored of lazing around home, actually. :P
Anyway, things are going really, really well. I got quite used to the ostomy actually and in the end I decided I liked it very much. A great option for if the j-pouch fails. However, so far, my j-pouch has been awesome. I'm going to post with more detail on the thread my mom started for me - http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=33&m=2197213
Diagnosed with UC in 2007
Flare in 2007 causing anemia requiring blood transfusions, eventually controlled by asacol and 6-MP.
Flared again in 2009 as 6-MP lost effectiveness, went on TPN and received more blood. Started Remicade, which induced remission.
Flared 2010; Remicade no longer effective.
Had 1st surgery of 3 step j-pouch at CC on 1/19/11. 2nd slated for April, and j-pouch in July!