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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How to Survive Your First Flare

Hello friends and thank you for visiting colitisninja.com. I want to welcome seasoned IBD Ninjas to keep reading, if you’d like, but this post is geared toward those who are going through their first flareup. First, it is absolutely vital for you to realize that you are not alone. Nearly 1.6 million Americans live with an Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Living…

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REFLECTING ON AWARENESS WEEK: My Heart is Full

  So we have concluded IBD Awareness Week 2015. First “business” – Danielle Blocker won the #IBDninja Prize Pack. CONGRATULATIONS DANIELLE! I’m hoping to send that out today or tomorrow, but will definitely let you know. Next… There are hardly words to describe how I’m feeling at the moment. All I can really say with any certainty is that…

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Gearing Up – Exciting things for the IBD community.

Many of you know that two weeks ago, my husband and I both lost our jobs. We are going through a big transition and a lot of things are happening here that would not be possible had it not been for that, so, I consider it almost a good thing. I’ve been doing several side jobs and getting my…

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