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Friday, January 25, 2013

An Update: Denied & Cured

My last entry I left you with this post – all about my husband going in for a very serious surgery that would change his {and ours} life forever.  

On the evening of Wednesday January 9th I walked into our home with the mail.  Jeremy had a letter from an insurance company so I decided I better open it.  I began laughing and crying when I opened it.  Jeremy you have been denied Short Term Disability for the following reasons:

Why was I laughing and crying you ask?  Because as of 6pm January 9th 2013 Jeremy no longer had Ulcerative Colitis!  BOOM!!  Talk about ironic for me to get that letter the night of his surgery.  Also, we aren’t surprised by him getting denied, we figured it would happen.

January 9th was a long day for everyone in my family. 
Jeremy had to be at the hospital by 7am.  In Jeremy fashion we were there at 6:45am.  Lol  Typical.  We dropped Jude off with a friend and we kept Teagan with us, we figured she could keep us distracted during the surgery. 

My parents, Jeremy’s parents, Teagan, Jeremy’s Aunt and I were in for the long hall that day. 
I can honestly say it was one of the hardest, longest, scariest and most emotional day of my life.  I truly hope that we never have to experience that again. 
By 10am we found out that Jeremy’s surgeon made the first incision.  Surgery started at 9:15am. 
About every 2 hours we got updates, never had any scares but we were told that the surgeon was taking his time.  Good job Dr. Ting!  We love you for that but it did make for a longer surgery.  We were told that these surgeries usually take 6-7 hours. 

Jeremy’s took 9 hours!  9 HOURS!! 

By 6pm we got to talk to Dr. Ting.  The surgery went as planned.  Jeremy was safe!  Horary!! 

Jeremy spent 13 days in the hospital.  The first week was a struggle.  He was super nauseous and his bowels were not waking up.
It has been 16 days since the surgery.  Jeremy is at home and learning his new NORMAL.  So far so good.  He is in some pain from the surgery but nothing abnormal. 

Ulcerative Colitis is GONE! 

My husband is taking is last dose of the poison prednisone this morning.  That in itself is going to make him healthier!  We are very excited for what is to come with his new normal. 

2013 has started with a bang and we are feeling good! 

By the way – my husband is the coolest guy ever and named his “stoma” – Gustav! 
Gustav is now a part of our family. 

Jeremy will be blogging about his journey on his blog, make sure you follow him to get the details. 

So that is the update.  Thank you for all of your support and prayers.



  1. I am so happy everything turned out great!

  2. So glad to hear he is healing well!

  3. So glad to hear he's healing and adjusting to his new normal!

  4. Yay!! I can't wait to hear more updates and see his progress! What a big sigh of relief for you guys!


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