Any other UK or Bristol people on the site?

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   Posted 3/27/2007 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering how many UK and especially bristol folk or south west peeps use the site. love coming on here already. it's just so nice to be among fellow ostomates.
chip girl :-)

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   Posted 3/27/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
You can find other British ostomates at

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dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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   Posted 3/27/2007 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Im from the UK, and from south west :) Its brilliant on here, thanks to every1, im 17 and have recently had an ileostomy and i do get upset about it but people on here cheer me up :) Liam x

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   Posted 3/27/2007 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Firthy, i'm a lot older than you i'm 42 with kids your age, but it's nice to know there are other folk from my part of the world on here too. Sorry to hear you get upset about having an ileo, (who wouldn't) but nice to know there is a terrific support group. Thanks for the j pouch address sue, i'll check it out later. and any other support group addressess appreciated.
chip girl x

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   Posted 3/29/2007 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   


Thanks for your kind words, it's a great comfort to find people here in the UK to talk to aswell as those in the States.  You can obtain such a wide range of information on this site, it's absolutely brilliant.  Thanks to everyone that has given me advice and support.  I'm in sunny Eastbourne, I'm 35 and a single mum to a nearly 4 year old - life is a real challenge at times when things like UC and ileostomies at thrown at you!  Keep in touch, Amanda x

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   Posted 4/2/2007 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
hi chip! if you're interested in meeting others, you should ask your surgeon or ET nurse (if they're called that there) about local support groups where you might meet some other ppl with the same condition. there is a local group here, although i haven't gone as of yet..


Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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