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Hi, Thanks for the reply Eric...Yes, had surgery about a year ago, they removed my Kock Pouch as the local surgeons did not know how to repair the valve.. Currently, have a difficult to manage loop ileo...Further surgery is planned for this fall or winter to either repair ileo or rebuild new kock pouch. I meanwhile, had heard about upcoming uoaa convention, I believe they happen every two years, so I was looking forward to attending this one but am trying to ascertain as to if there will be many others in my age range..as you mentioned, I suppose there may be, and that makes me want to attend, along with all of the educational seminars and info about products, surgery and such which will be available at the convention. Again, thanks for reply, also, your online forum is great and provides a lot of good info, it is very appreciated..Sincerely, Alexei
That conference is aimed at helping patients, so it's a great one to be at. Other conferences (like the ones I've been to) are geared towards healthcare professionals and it's not easy to walk away with new skills after those (most of the science goes over my head).
Good luck with your future surgery - sometimes starting over is the best way to deal with things over the long-term.
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