Anonymously Brave: Poo is Taboo

Brave

Anonymously Brave: Poo is Taboo This week my story was featured on the Today Show’s website and Facebook page. The week before last, Susan James called me for an interview. At the time, I didn’t think much of it… I’ve been interviewed before, but most of those interviews were for smaller, lesser-known websites. Never anything so well-known as the…

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J-Pouch Complications

J-Pouch Complications

J-Pouch Complications Many of you already know that I’ve been going through a series on J-Pouches this month in honor of my 2 years since takedown! Please be sure to check out my previous posts: The History of the J-Pouch, What is a J-Pouch, and Two Years Since Takedown. Although I would consider my own experience with a J-Pouch…

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Two Years Since Takedown

Takedown

Two Years Since Takedown Well, I’ve been living with a j-pouch for two years now and I guess it’s time I update ya’ll on what life has been like… You can read some of my previous blog posts to read my whole surgery experience. Also, be sure to read about last year’s update as I talked about what life…

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What is a J-Pouch?

What_Is_A_JPOUCH

What is a J-Pouch? Many patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) undergo a procedure called the ileal-pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA). IPAA is also known as J-Pouch surgery. Sources vary, but in my research, I’ve read that anywhere from 15-50% of ulcerative colitis patients will eventually have surgery. The IPAA procedure involves removing the entire colon and rectum. A pouch, or reservoir is then created…

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