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Two Weeks

Two weeks from this very evening I will be lying in a hospital bed. I will be heavily medicated, probably incoherent and colonless. Two weeks from tonight, I will have a temporary ostomy. Two weeks from tonight, my life will be changed forever.    This disease has quite literally kicked my butt. I have tried medications. I have tried diet…

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#GetYourBellyOut

IBDers are my heart. I have so much compassion for those who have been suffering as I have. It is therefore important to me to help spread the word and tell others about IBDs. What better time to do it than now?  There is currently a campaign going on in the IBD community. It’s called #GetYourBellyOut and it started…

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Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis

This week I found out that I’m going to have to have surgery. According to my doctor I have become steroid dependent and there’s nothing else they can do for me. This is definitely something that has not been easy for me to accept. I was really hoping that the Simponi would help me.   I talked with the…

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What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative Colitis is a serious chronic disease.  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases plague 1 out of every 200 Americans. No one know what causes Ulcerative Colitis, but we do know that certain foods seem to aggravate symptoms. Ulcerative Colitis happens when our immune system begins attacking the healthy tissues of the mucosal lining in the colon. When that happens, inflammation and bleeding ulcers occur….

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