Rangerdawg75..First off, God Bless you for your service to our country. Secondly, if you want to talk to someone who's gone through this my fiancee would be more than happy to talk...he's made it his mission to help others that are facing what he had to go through. He had to have emergency surgery to remove his colon just this last December. He has a temporary ostomy and is going to have the J-Pouch next month. He is only 28 years old...unfortunately there are MANY young people out there that have or had this horrible disease and problem. If you want his email, just email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be more than happy to share that with you or anyone else that wants to have someone to talk to. Take care of yourself and I hope to hear from you soon.
Fiancee (best friend & soul mate) Diagnosed with UC November 05
Had emergency surgery to remove his colon Dec 6, 2006 at Cleveland Clinic, (in Ohio) that saved his life! (Thanks Dr. Church!) Going to have the J-Pouch March 7th.
Remicade and Imuran (75mg 2x/day), Iron & Protonix Asacol, 2 4 (as of 5/15/06) pills 3x a day, Probiotics 1x day, Blood Pressure Meds 2x day.
"Life is not measured by the number of
breathes we take, but by the moments that
take our breath away." - Unknown