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Arkayeff

I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 1997, and after cycles of remission and flare underwent a colectomy in 2009. This blog describes my journey from just before the colectomy.
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Fromage Du Noel by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis "Fromage Du Noel And Jingling Bells Christmas cheese And Candy Trees" A brief return to the blog to wish you a happy Christmas 2013 and to share thi ... Read on »
The Bangkok Connection. by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis  Bangkok 1988. Where is this? Sometimes stories (Books and films etc) start before the protagonist has realised. It's only when they get to the end of their ... Read on »
Ulcerative Colitis - Goodbye by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis   --> Something I have realised: Ulcerative colitis; It’s in the past for me now. Yet people I haven’t seen for a long time will ask me “… and ... Read on »
"Boom! Boom! (Happy Christmas!)" Christmas single raising money for Crohn's & Colitis by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis I know! I know! It's too early for this. But it's too late to find a cure for Ulcerative Colitis . . . SO . . .To amuse you, here's my small composition for Christ ... Read on »
J Pouch construction, benefits and problems by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis Fitch's Sketches It’s my second meeting with Mr Fitch, the surgeon. We’re waiting in Room 7 with the ominous sub-label “Demonstration”. A tissue covered ... Read on »
An expert view on reversal surgery by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis  Should I jump? I recently wrote to my surgeon to get more information about the pros and cons of reversal surgery. Here's his reply: Dear R. Sole In brief ... Read on »
A Quick Guide to the structure of the intestines; or "Do you know your arse from your ileum?" by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis  I had a conversation the other day with someone who didn’t know the difference between the commonly understood colostomy and the less well known ileostomy. ... Read on »
Gut-Brain by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis Hello gentle reader, In the words of Talking Heads "When I have nothing to say my lips are sealed" Well, still nothing new here really except to say that watched ... Read on »
Just have to say . . . by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis The journey that starts with guts ache can lead you to embark on new journeys and find out new things.  Ulcerative colitis changed my life, and I vent ... Read on »
Ulcerative colits, Eczema, and positive imagery. by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis Calm and relaxed I don't mean to get all weird on you, but I thought you might be interested in this: I found out an interesting thing the other day - there se ... Read on »
Interview part 1 by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis This is the first of a series of snippets from the interview on www.trentsound.com. I'm working my way through it and cutting it down a bit. In this section everyt ... Read on »
This is the sound of arkayeff by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis Dear Reader, Now by the wonders of the incredible technology you are using to read these words it is possible to find out what the author sounds like. OK I admit ... Read on »
Glory of the world by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis Having something like Ulcerative Colitis by no means a pleasant situation. My Dad, who died in 2004, used to own a number of Skoda cars, when they were still ... Read on »
The Journey by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis OK, I realise this is not specifically about Guts and Blood, but I hope you might be interested in sending 4 minutes watching this, my 2nd video in a series of 3, about Hypn ... Read on »
One thing I learned . . . . by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis This post is to re-affirm that something good can come from something bad. This is part of the way I slipped off the handcuffs underwater, escaped from the sack, and swam ... Read on »
A stoma on the Grand Canal by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis Situated here Mysterious. Nothing to do with blood or guts, just to say I've been on holiday to Venice (Italy). Still no decision on the reversal pr ... Read on »
If you have just been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis: by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis It is not your fault. You haven’t done anything wrong. Give yourself a break and don’t blame yourself. As I understand it the causes of Ulcera ... Read on »
Musenight by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis Brigadier Banquo Perry Jaxman: Hello and welcome to Muse-Night , with me Perry Jaxman . It’s nearly 2 years now since the so called “Excision ... Read on »
The Voyage by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis Commander Brian Box. 1997: Petty Officer R Sole: Red alert! Red Alert! Emergency waste evac in 40. . . 39 . . . 38 . . . Commander ... Read on »
The advantage of having a stoma is . . . by Arkayeff Posted in: Blog Posts in Crohns & Colitis Coldplay  Don McLean  Paul Simon Us For those who might read this without knowing of Glastonbury Festival (I notice some readers from such exotic places ... Read on »