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   Posted 4/29/2008 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
 My wife has just completed the last of the four bag hard chemical chemo for her cancer. Now she starts a year of one chemical( not nearly as bad)called an antibody. Her hair had started to grow back but is falling out again and they tell her this may happen three times or more before it stops. She has had some bad swelling in her legs and her doc sent her to have an echocardiogram of her heart and legs. Good news is no blood clots, or obvious damage from the chemo. So thanks again for all the prayers and kind thoughts. We both appreciate you all very much. For now shes doing about as well as can be under the circumstance.
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   Posted 4/29/2008 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Sniper i'm keeping camila and you in my prayers.I hope your wife continues to do well and may God be with both of you. Kay

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   Posted 4/30/2008 12:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Sniper, good news. Still a long haul, but progress. Hope your wife is feeling better and how are you doing? Bets

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   Posted 4/30/2008 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sniper,
I am also keeping you and your wife in my prayers and thoughts. I hope she keeps making great improvement.
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I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

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   Posted 4/30/2008 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Great to hear Sniper.
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   Posted 4/30/2008 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I think thats wonderful news. Hopefully she will start feelling better and better with each passing day!

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   Posted 4/30/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Sending hugs :-)

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   Posted 4/30/2008 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   
through this rough time i am glad to hear she is doing well :)

*sending good healing vibes to you both*
.: stephanie :.
32 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits

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   Posted 4/30/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sniper glad to hear your wife is over the worst as far as the chemo goes. Hope her hair grows in before winter and that she continues to improve. Thanks for the update and hope things continue to improve. lol gail

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   Posted 4/30/2008 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
((((HUGS)))) to both of you, hope thing continue to improve(little as it maybe)
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 anemia, b12 deficiancy, and malobsorption, moderate joint pain,severe weight loss, gastritis
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   Posted 4/30/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Sniper glad to hear things are looking up a little.  I will definetly continue to keep you both in my prayers.

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 4/30/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Ahhh, another big hurdle overcome! ((((hugs)))) to both of you.
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   Posted 4/30/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
God bless and heal her.
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   Posted 4/30/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the update Sniper. We are still praying for you and your wife.

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   Posted 4/30/2008 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
:0) good for her..


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   Posted 4/30/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear things are looking a bit better. God Bless.

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   Posted 4/30/2008 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thoughts and prayers continue for you both,
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   Posted 4/30/2008 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear you have some good news!
26 Year old married female law student.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid.  For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn.  I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13.  I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium.  Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I alos take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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