Category Archives: Remicade

Stuck

Just got my fourth IV of the stay (my third was collapsing and I needed a good one for tomorrow’s CT). Add in 10+ failed attempts during the week, and my arms are pretty bruised and battered. A couple years … Continue reading

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Crossing My T’s

My wife and I met today with another gastroenterologist for yet another opinion regarding my disease and surgery decision. We talked at length about my history, reviewed my most recent colonoscopy (ugly), and discussed the treatments I’ve tried (and failed) … Continue reading

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Dotting My I’s

Surgery is scheduled for June 27 — about 3 weeks from now. During this tortuous stew period, I’m doing my due diligence (or confirmatory discovery, if you’re a litigator). I’ve spoke with several J Pouchers my surgeon referred me to. … Continue reading

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Shits on a Plane (or My Breaking Point)

My doctor first suggested surgery in 2009, but I resisted. Flare after flare, I wouldn’t even discuss it. Remove my colon? You must be crazy. I’m not that sick. Sure, I go to the bathroom 20 times a day. Granted, … Continue reading

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My UC Story

I’m 33 years old. Married with two dogs. I have ulcerative colitis. I was diagnosed with UC when I was 16 years old, so I’ve been dealing with it for a long time. For the first 10 years or so, I … Continue reading

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