J-Pouches Through the Ages

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This month begins my series on J-Pouches. I have spent many months researching and many hours putting all these posts together to get a better understanding of J-Pouches so that I might share the information with you. I hope that you enjoy my five-part series on the J-Pouch. This week I share J-Pouch History. J-Pouch History 1933 The first attempted…

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Summer Travel Advice from IBD Passport

Summer Travel Advice for Inflammatory Bowel Disease from IBD Passport Kay Greveson Inflammatory Bowel disease nurse Specialist Royal Free Hospital,  London The time of year has come where you may be planning your summer vacation. Having Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis should not restrict you from travelling  but the idea of planning a trip and  uncertainties about changes in food and…

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5 Tips to Survive the Summer with IBD

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Well, we’ve finally gotten into the summer months and for most people it’s a time to party and have fun. For many with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, it can be somewhat of a hassle. Your risk for dehydration goes up, and you have to deal with the stress of travel. Summertime has long been associated with vacationing and…

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What happens during a colectomy?

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What Happens During a Colectomy? If  you read last week’s blog post, you’ll know that I’m coming up on ONE YEAR since the removal of my wretched colon on April 15th. The procedure I had done was the proctocolectomy with the construction of a j-pouch and loop ileostomy. A proctocolectomy differs from a colectomy because the rectum (and sometimes…

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