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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: UC
Well, first off, if you are having your entire colon removed, you will not have a...More
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Reply: Surgery for UC
Are you referring to total colectomy with ileostomy placement and then ileostomy...More
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Reply: Pain
Right now, I have hydrocodone 10-650 that I take for pain during a flare. I am also...More
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Reply: pregnancy after bowel surgery
Yes! She will most likely be able to become pregnant without problem. She will need...More
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Reply: Need Advice *possible trigger*
Oh wow. And I'm rude. My bedside manner is fine, thanks.
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Reply: Fecal Transplants cured Ulcerative Colitis for me
Ulcerative Colitis is incurable without surgical removal of the colon.
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Reply: life after total coloctomy- complications... etc.
You have to give it time and adjust your diet. I was really sick for several months...More
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Reply: Reversal Surgery question
I had my ileostomy reversed a little over two years ago, I guess. I still have...More
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Reply: remicade
I think with Remicade, you're supposed to have improvement by like, the third dose....More
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Reply: remicade
I was on Remicade for about 3 and a half years. I was receiving the maximum safe...More
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