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Ostomyvisitor

California
Hi, I'm Larry Pilarski... I'm a Colon Cancer survivor...  13 years ago I was having problems with my bowel movements. Slight blood was showing when I wiped.  I didn't think too much about it because I thought I had, as my Mother called them Piles, or Hemorrhoids. After about 6 months I decided to have my doctor check me. I told him I thought I had hemorrhoids and he sent me to the...

Martin Patient Expert

London, United Kingdom
Having been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis aged 33, I lived with the illness for nearly 4 years before surgery became my only real option. Number Twos covers my experiences from my initial diagnosis to my recent colostomy.
Communities: Digestive Health

ShelleyH

La Grange, Kentucky
Have suffered with UC for the past 8 yrs. My father has had it for yrs. his mother died of colon cancer. Also my Aunt on my mothers side had colon cancer and a colostomy. Odds were against me. 2009 was the year from Hell. - My husband was diagnosed with liver cancer July 08. I had been treating him with interferon shots the 5 months previous for Hep. C. Spent 6 months getting him on the...

LibertyHealthNetwork

California
I spent years making fun of lotions, potions, pill, and pwders. I also had 3 Ulcers, 1 perforated colon, a colostomy, and numerous other health challenges along that same time.  As fate would have it, A few years ago I was blessed with the opportunity to become part owner in a nutrition company. And as the story goes, If I knew then what I know now...

Tammy S. Facebook

Richmond, Virginia
im a 9year colonrectal survivor of colonrectal cancer staget3c with 2tumors, had 2 different colostomies,5operations,took 25treatments of radiation,9months of fu-5 chemo. i began my cancer at age 30. im now 41 and doing ok but i suffer from bone loss in my spine. im a happy go lucky person wanting to get married one day before its to late and no kids..i have a 23yr.old daughter thats enough. i...
Communities: Colon Cancer

Rich

United States
I'm Rich, a 36 year old teacher living and working by the sea in Brighton, UK. I am happily married with two children aged 13 and 10. I have been a sufferer of Ulcerative Colitis for the last 7 years, and who knows how long before diagnosis. I have run the whole gamut of drugs from 5ASA's to several immuno-suppressents... to no avail. Last year I was told I needed a colostomy. But I said no....
Communities: Crohns & Colitis

Stephanie S. Jewett

California
Stephanie Shore Jewett, RN, MBA I was born and raised in Iowa and I was very close to my grandparents. I believe nursing was always in my blood, as I would help my grand folks as they started to age. I noticed little things like limping carrying in the groceries, a dirtier house than normal, older food in the refrigerator, less than perfect hearing, hair turning grey, naps during the day, a...
Communities: Nursing

Jan R. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven

San Diego, California
Hi. I am Jan Rasmusen, author, lecturer, newsletter writer, and dog health and safety advocate. I have appeared on radio and television many times advocating for dogs. After my dog Jiggy was diagnosed with life-threatening immune-mediated hepatitis, I began what is now almost five years of research and interviews with dozens of our most innovative veterinarians and other experts. I am not a...
Communities: General Medicine

Taylore V. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine

Chehalis, Washington
What is Laser Reiki? It is sometimes called Instant Pain Release! Alternative Health and Energy Healers, "Why would you want to add Laser Reiki to your healing toolbox?" If you are willing to take back control of your life and have even more joy - Read on! Taylore's story: I had an achy lower back for many years. When I lived in San Antonio and worked for the US Army I had...

Billie T.

Elkhart, Texas
My name is Billie Gail Turknett. I am Sinner Saved by His Grace! I am a sister to one sister and two brothers. I am happily married to a wonderful man, Bobby. I have three sons... Marshall (19), Otis (Odie)(18), and Cheyenne(17). My sons are very active and involved in many sports, which keeps me on my toes. We go camping and hiking as a family every year, sometimes twice. I live in the...
Goals: Lose weight