NYT writer chronicles life without a colon

03/3/2010 | NYTimes.com

New York Times staffer Dana Jennings writes in the paper's Well blog about living 25 years without a colon or rectum and instead having a pouch on the outside of his abdomen to collect waste. The surgery was needed because of an acute case of ulcerative colitis, and Jennings says it was worth it to be healthy again and get on with his life.

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