surgery to remove colon

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   Posted 3/10/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had surgery to remove colon and reconnected with the small intestine? I am having some problems and wondered if anyone else has had it.

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   Posted 3/11/2008 3:18 AM (GMT -6)   

I have had 3 feet of my colon removed.




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   Posted 3/11/2008 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Lucy, welcome to HealingWell. We do have a member or two posting here who have had the surgery, but most of us still have our colons. You may have better luck getting help at the ostomy board or here:
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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   Posted 3/11/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have had my colon and rectum removed and now have a jpouch. Not many folks on this site or the healingwell ostomy site have had this surgery for UC. A better place to go is There are thousands of people on that site who have had either a jpouch, kpouch, or permanent ostomy and most are due to UC.

dx proctitis in 1987
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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