Posts filed under FMT

January 6, 2020

FMT Update! Almost 7 years later and we are claiming success!

It’s been a few years since I’ve updated this blog on how Ashley is doing since her FMT almost 7 years ago (it will be 7 years in April). Ashley has been living in Hawaii, on the big island, for about 5 years now. She believed that the abundance of really fresh fruits and veggies, […]

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September 19, 2017


This will be my last post unless anything changes – so I’m extremely hopeful that this is my very last post! Ashley continues to do just fine in full remission. We feel extremely fortunate that this worked for her! Ashley has also since modified her diet to include only gluten-free bread (she’s not allergic but […]

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September 20, 2015

Life After Poo – 2.5 years after original FMT, 1.5 years after booster

I am so pleased to write a very short post with a very exciting update for us!  Ashley has now been in complete remission for 2.5 years.  11 months after her original FMT, she did have some symptoms that lead her to believe she was going to have another flare, but after a short 5 […]

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April 24, 2014

Life After Poo 7 (1 year post original FMT, 1 month post 2nd FMT)

Well, it’s been 1 year since our initial 10 day round of FMT and I’m happy to say that Ashley has been doing really well.  We did have a minor setback last month, where after 11 strong months, she felt some of her UC symptoms returning.  We’re pretty sure we can attribute them to stress, […]

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March 17, 2014

Life After Poo 6 (11 months post FMT)

Well, it looks like we’ve had a minor setback. Ashley has started complaining about the beginnings of her UC symptoms returning.  It’s still mild, but it’s uncomfortable enough that she’s missed a little work.  She’s had stomach pain, loose stools and a mild fever.  I suspect it’s the stress she’s under, but you never really […]

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February 4, 2014

Life After Poo 5 (9 months post FMT)

Another milestone reached!  On January 22nd, we hit 9 months post FMT and (drum roll please) 6 months off of meds.  Ashley is still symptom free! I know it’s a short post, but honestly, what else is there to say?

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November 21, 2013

Life After Poo 4 (7 months post FMT)

Today we hit 4 months off of medications, post FMT!  In addition to this, we’ve passed a ‘stress test’ too! Ashley’s adventure on a sustainable living farm in Hawaii came to an abrupt end.  She was under a great deal of stress as she tried to maneuver shipping all of her things home (including her […]

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October 3, 2013

Life After Poo 3 (6 months post FMT)

9 weeks!  We’ve made it 9 weeks with no UC symptoms returning!  It’s still far from conclusive, but we remain cautiously optimistic. Outside of the UC symptoms, Ashley has always struggled with candida.  Literally ever since she was an infant.  She did let me know she’s having some issues with this again.  She’s starting to […]

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August 22, 2013


I had fully intended on being better about posting these updates, but life gets in the way. I am SO happy to report that Ashley is doing fantastic! She’s been officially completely weaned off of her Sulfasalazine for about 3 weeks now. She’s had no symptoms at all. Typically it takes just a few days […]

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May 8, 2013

Life After Poo (1 month post FMT)

It seemed like forever to lead up to doing the FMT.  The whole process went a lot smoother than any of us anticipated.  Now comes the hard part.  The waiting.

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