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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

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...

Braxton P. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine

Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Blog author Braxton Ponder is a Licensed Acupuncturist whose work has taken him around the world, exposing him to a broad range of healthcare systems and practices. He draws upon this background, as well as his ongoing clinical experience, when he offers news analysis and commentary about healthcare and healthy living. His articles also examine insurance systems and policy decisions that affect...

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

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...

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...

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

Beth Morton Health Maven

Canada
Recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer and off work while I go through treatment (surgery, chemo, radiation). I am 43, married for 17 years to Brad, and we have 2 boys - Zach is 14 and Carter is 11. I run outdoors year round and have done 3 half marathons (one in the snow). I want to do a full marathon at least once. I plan to spend time outdoors walking or running as I go through my treatments.
Communities: Cancer, Breast Cancer

Jill N. Registered DieticianHealth Maven

San Francisco, California
I am a Registered Dietitian who teaches cooking, specializing in vegatarian, vegetable and pressure cooking. I am the author of a cookbook The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment and a DVD Pressure Cooking: A Fresh Look, Delicious Dishes in Minutes. I am also a freelance writer on food, health, nutrition and other interesting topics. I maintain 2 websites...
Communities: Vegetarian