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HannahLeigh89

Joined: 02/27/2010
My Story:
I'm 24 and I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2006 after struggling for a couple of years to get a diagnosis. I've tried many, many medications with little result. I had a total colectomy (removal of entire colon and rectum) with ileostomy placement in 2010, and I had my ilesotomy reversed in 2011. I now have a J-pouch and I've been since diagnosed with "irritable pouch syndrome" on top of the Crohn's Disease.

I received my license to practice as a registered nurse in July of 2013. I currently work at a 250 bed hospital in a small town in Missouri. I am currently pursuing a bachelors degree in nursing. I enjoy my pets- a longhaired dachshund and a Siamese-mix cat, baking/cake decorating, reading, movies, video games... Typical nerd stuff.

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Reply: Hello comforting group
Most people with UC do tend to have consistent diarrhea with some urgency issues. You...More
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Reply: Surgery for UC
It will have to be emptied multiple times a day, usually every few hours. You will...More
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Reply: Surgery for UC
"... because we have very different views on things, and it your attitude really does...More
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Reply: Surgery for UC
Also, in response to your last post, they can't treat you and help you find other...More
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Reply: Surgery for UC
The surgery is still kind of similar to what it was before. My father had his...More
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Reply: UC
Usually when you are having symptoms of a flare up, doctors will recommend that you...More
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Reply: Surgery for UC
I think I might be getting some users confused with each other because there has been...More
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Reply: Colostomy
I wouldn't think that this long after surgery, your stoma should change much. Is it a...More
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Reply: Surgery for UC
It depends on your body. I know that's a cliche answer, but it's so true. And it...More
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Reply: UC
"And do you smell like poop?" No ma'am. If your bag didn't have a good seal, you'd...More
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