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Greetings! Stephanie here, a Chicago resident and I am proud to say...a patient with a HISTORY of Ulcerative Colitis. After being diagnosed on my 18th birthday with UC, I endured a four year long struggle with an unfamiliar enemy. I didn't realize how much this disease would dictate the course of... Full Bio
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Good Belly 12 Day Challenge

Greetings, my belly buddies! So last month I took the Good Belly 12 Day Challenge.  Good Belly is a company that makes a dairy-free,...

Life: Redux

Hello, hello! Spring is upon us. Cue the classic analogies to new love, cleansing, and rebirth. Yahoo! I wanted to take a break from all the...

What the hell is a temporary ileostomy?

Greetings and salutations, readers. So, in my last post I provided a general overview of the procedure ileoanal anastamosis, more commonly...

In Layman’s Terms: A Breakdown of Ileoanal Anastomosis (aka J-pouch Surgery)

Hello, friends.  I would like to be more proactive on the blog here in 2014 (a resolution I intend to keep this year). I get a number of...

3 Years Ostomy Free! J-Pouch Life

Greetings all! Well, it is official. 3 years since my ostomy removal surgery.  Here’s some things I have learned since then: -A cup...

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Nov 03 2009 by nancdc13

Thanks Stephanie for your good advice I'll keep it in mind when we take our trip to Calif.


Nov 02 2009 by nancdc13


can you please tell me how we can use the small bathrooms on planes?