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3timechamp
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   Posted 1/10/2018 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Everything good. Will update tonight

Poppie
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   Posted 1/10/2018 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
That's great news..I am happy for you!
Samantha
Stopped smoking Jan 2013. Diagnosed Left sided UC, 8th Feb 2014.
Gluten, Dairy, Sulfite, Salicylate, and Histamine intolerant.
Home FMT treatment in July 2016 to ward off reoccurrence of C DIfficile.
Failed Pentasa, Azathioprine and finally Methotextrate due to allergies/intolerance. Taking Humira. Have finally come off Prednisone Yay!!!

quincy
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   Posted 1/10/2018 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news!! Look forward to your updates.

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma); Effexor XR 75mg (depression); Rosuvastatin 10mg (cholesterol); Telemesartin 80mg / Amlodipine 5mg (BP)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Genuine Health Advanced Gut Health 15 billion @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 @ 2x daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO 500mg @ 2x daily for Primary Biliary Cholangitis
"TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!

iPoop
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   Posted 1/10/2018 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Excellent. Rest up and don't over do it!
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John
, 39, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasa

A semi-finalist in the Olympic 15-meter bathroom-sprint.

Michelejc
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   Posted 1/10/2018 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Excellent!
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59, female - diagnosed with moderately severe proctitis/mild diverticulosis
Lialda - one a day
6mp - 50 miligrams
VSL#3 DS - 1 pack a day or as needed
Zocor - 40 mg
Calcium with Vitamin D
Glucosamine
Magnesium
B-Complex

"Fly under the radar" - Dad -

hateuc
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   Posted 1/10/2018 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Yay!!!
B
UC diagnosed in 2010 but had prob. in 2009
2 Lialda/day Rowasa nightly, periodic anucort supp, Cortifoam as needed(needed more than I would like)
VSL#3, slippery elm
Metamucil capsules
Trying Gluten free (why not!)

TotesMagotes
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   Posted 1/10/2018 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Awesome to hear! Get some rest!!
Diagnosed Nov 2012 after birth of first child, Left sided UC
Remicade, 6mp
Visbiome 450 billion, prenatal vitamin, vit D, biotin, fiber, enemas only if needed

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notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 1/10/2018 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for letting us know! Can't wait to hear about you experience smile Get lots of rest & take care.
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Currently: no meds 6/15 Step 1 J-pouch Surgery Complete 9/15 Step 2 Complete 11/15 Step 3 Complete
From Sickly to UC Free

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish

Maria B
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   Posted 1/10/2018 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Good to hear! My husband's surgery went well too.
Getting ready to go home soon. Wish you a quick, uneventful recovery!

Serenity Now
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   Posted 1/10/2018 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh that is great news, thanks for popping in to let us know!
Female, 51, Vancouver BC
Pancolitis: Currently in remission

Jan-Mar2009: Asacol HD. Resulted in severe joint pain and no discernible benefit.
May26-Sep4/2016: Mezavant 4800 mg
Sep5/2016 - : Mezavant 2400 mg

momto2boys
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   Posted 1/10/2018 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Awesome news!
42 yrs old diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis 6/13/13
meds- 2 Lialda + sfRowasa every other night- supplements: probiotics (1 VSL3 cap, 1 culturelle and 1 reuteri) 1 gram krill Oil, 1TBSP p. seed powder, 2 g curcumin. Allegra for seasonal allergies as needed. Allergic to sulfites. Currently gluten/dairy free (except yogurt) and eating lots of RS.

Old Hat
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   Posted 1/10/2018 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful news on 2 fronts! Best wishes for your recoveries & to Maria B. / Old Hat (37 yrs with left-sided UC; presently in remission taking brandname Colazal)

3timechamp
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   Posted 1/10/2018 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Still little loopy Lots to talk about. Will attempt tomorrow Thanks everyone

songlady
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   Posted 1/10/2018 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
It's so good to hear from you, Champ! Write more when you can.

3timechamp
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   Posted 1/10/2018 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Song where's your scar?? My scar from spleen surgery is below chest to belly bitton. Thought scar for this surgery would be small incisions. Dr used spleen scar and went below belly button. Never asked him where incision would be

valli1234
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   Posted 1/10/2018 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Awesome news 👼 take your time to heal one day at a time .

clo2014
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   Posted 1/10/2018 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
So glad it went well!

Clo

3timechamp
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   Posted 1/11/2018 2:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Valli where t your scars??

Bull101
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   Posted 1/11/2018 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
My scar is a bullet like scar where the bag was, a small round scar maybe the size of a pencil below my chest and above my belly button, a scar inside my belly button, a small knife like scar on my left side and a the big scar is a 5-6" long scar horizontally at my waist line. Mine was done laproscopically with 5 incisions, the big one being the waist line scar.

iPoop
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   Posted 1/11/2018 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Here's a link to page about "healing scars" from a former healingwell poster who underwent the same surgery. This is after take down and after they've had a chance to heal-up. Scroll down to the healing scars section. ronnilee-fightingforit.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-adaptation-period.html

I am sure yours look a bit bad now, don't worry, they'll heal up and look better over time.
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John
, 39, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasa

A semi-finalist in the Olympic 15-meter bathroom-sprint. Aimed for the gold but just ended up getting brown...

Bull101
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   Posted 1/11/2018 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Personally I love my scars, minus the numb feeling and scar pain associated with it sometimes. Sort of a battle wound....

iPoop
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   Posted 1/11/2018 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Scars are cool, they're proof we fought off something hard yet persevered and thrived. Like a life-altering intestinal issue that was making our lives miserable despite trying everything available.

songlady
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   Posted 1/11/2018 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Battle scars! I love that, Bull - you made me smile big. smile

Champ, my surgeon only does laparoscopic surgery. I have a 1/2 inch incision on the left side of my abdomen, (and the "JP drain" was coming out of that until morning of discharge when they removed it)

a small incision several inches below my belly button, near where my "bikini incision" was for my Caesarean sections, also he made an incision through the belly button, and then the stoma site on the right. So: five little holes, N, S, E and W, and middle. Sounds like what Bull describes.

I can't see the one furthest South because my belly protrudes. I have not bothered to get a mirror to check it out, I've just felt it when carefully cleaning it in the shower.

How are ya doing?
Age 61. Diagnosed UP 1983, UC 1986
Step One surgery on 12/28/17.
Prior meds: sulfasalizine, Asacol, Delzicol, Lialda,
6 MP, Humira.
Metamucil - 2 doses/day for 34 years.
two hips replaced thanks to pred.
Bentyl as needed as of 8/31/17

3timechamp
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   Posted 1/11/2018 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah Dr just used my Spleen scar I Quess no tic tac toe for me

ks1905
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   Posted 1/11/2018 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
If you've had prior major abdominal surgeries then sometimes they can't do it laparoscopically because of the scar tissue. Usually they try to do it laparoscopically and if they can't then open you up.
Keith

DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014

Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!
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