Posts Tagged ‘stomach’

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Tube feeding how-to and demonstration

August 15, 2013

Maggie from Let’s Talk IBD has a great video about tube feeding. Tube feeding might be necessary for people with inflammatory bowel disease as a way to get nutrition into their body slowly. She explains why she did tube feeding, and demonstrates how to insert the tube (through her nose!).

I’ll admit, I was a little squeamish watching this, but she handles it well and reassures us that if tube feeding is something you have to do for an extended period of time, it does get better!

Keep fighting,
~Dennis

Question: Have you ever tried tube feeding? Tell us about your experience!

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Yoga poses created for your belly

June 12, 2013

Sarah Choueiry has a great video about yoga poses to help with your belly. Sarah has IBD and finds yoga a useful supplement to her treatment. Yoga instructor Mary Beth walks viewers through a simple, manageable yoga routine that’s great for beginners.

Keep fighting,
~Dennis

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Gastroenteritis hospitalization

January 18, 2013

Recently, right before Christmas 2012, I was hospitalized for gastroenteritis! Lots of diarrhea and vomiting, very intense. The first day of that illness was by far the worst day of my life, even worse than any days with a colitis flare-up. Fortunately, I’m much better now and there were no lasting effects on my health.

Keep fighting,
~Dennis

Question: Have you gotten gastroenteritis before? Tell us about your (unfortunate) experience!

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How digestion works

November 10, 2012

These videos aren’t specifically about IBD, but more about how our digestion system works. I was talking to somebody the other day about how hard it is to explain IBD to others. In my experience, when I say “ulcerative colitis only infects the colon” I have to clarify that the colon and large intestine are the same organ: many people don’t know this! And I bet there’s a lot most of us don’t know about how digestion works.

So here’s a few videos that explain the process in case you need to brush up on your anatomy!

Keep fighting,
~Dennis



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CNN Human Factor: Survivor story

October 16, 2011

This morning while I was having my tea, I happened to catch this story on CNN about Hans Rueffert. He is a 6 year gastric cancer survivor. The cancer, along with secondary complications, nearly cost him his life, but he persevered and survived. This is an inspiring piece showing how, despite serious health complications, one can overcome and accomplish great things!

When I watch videos like this, it lights a fire in me that I too can overcome all my obstacles. There has to be something better out here, and I want to find it.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

~Nadia

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CNN Human Factor: Survivor story, posted with vodpod

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Video Glossary: What is an upper GI endoscopy?

October 2, 2010


QUESTION: ENDOSCOPY VS. COLONOSCOPY: WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE BETTER OR WORSE WITH ONE OR THE OTHER? DID DOCTORS FIND MORE PROBLEMS IN YOUR UPPER GI OR YOUR LOWER GI?

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Video Glossary: How does the GI tract work?

June 15, 2010


Everybody has a story about their GI tract. What is yours?

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