Take that Crohn's Disease!!!

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   Posted 5/13/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
This was my first semester back to college since I was finally diagnosed. I still had to have one surgery half-way through the semester to remove an abscess and I still made all A's and have a 4.0 GPA!!! Woohoo! I finally feel like I can do this!

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   Posted 5/13/2008 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Whooo hoooo is right! Congrats, that's an awesome thing to accomplish even without this nasty disease. So be proud of yourself!! :)
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Predisone 40mg, and Asacol.

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   Posted 5/13/2008 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
sweet. no matter your major in college, or what college you go to, that is quite an accomplishment. i was diagnosed my right before my senior year in high school and stuff really hit the fan for me in college so i say this from experience. college was that much harder with this disease. i was doing 10 week quarters in 6-8 weeks. i added up all the sick days from my first 5 years of college (i did a total of 7 cos i got a MS as well) and i estimate i missed a school years worth of time, so even though i was enrolled for 5 years, i attended 4. so yeah, i have a lot of empathy for any one in school having any kind of disease. so congrats. it is a good accomplishment. hopefully you can parlay it into the rest of your time in school.
Crazy Harry

Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07

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   Posted 5/14/2008 1:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Malibu . . . CONGRATS!!! Woooo Hooooo !!!!!

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   Posted 5/14/2008 2:29 AM (GMT -6)   
great for you!


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   Posted 5/14/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   


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   Posted 5/14/2008 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow. Can we break out the good stuff, how bout lomotil????

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 5/14/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
good job!!!


Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also on Prilosec 2x a day for Hital hernia and other issues  Might be having surgery soon to correct hernia.

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   Posted 5/14/2008 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Just keep on trucking! congrads. lol gail

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   Posted 5/14/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
WTG!!!!!! Congrat's!!!

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   Posted 5/14/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go!! 

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   Posted 5/14/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome job! And now summer is here. Yay!
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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   Posted 5/14/2008 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Good For You!!!! You should be so proud of yourself!

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   Posted 5/17/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   

darned good job, Malibu!!!!

Your a winner kiddo!!

 60 y/o male
Dx'd Crohns 8/2007
present meds: Pentassa, Entocort (not responding)
Next course of therapy Remicade (very hesitant)
Anybody have any positive input on Remicade?

not creative
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   Posted 5/17/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great! I'm happy for you...I'm struggling to maintain my 3.0
Laurenne, 23 Student @ University of California, Davis.
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On Humira, Strattera, Zoloft, (Multivitamin, Flax Oil, and Omega complex when I remember.)

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   Posted 5/17/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
:(... I had to medically withdraw from my online class (because of the nature of the class, the teacher wouldn't let me make-up the test I missed when I was in the hospital... and I wouldn't have had time to study for my final)... And I ended up with a C in Precalculus... (But I think that's pretty good, actually... Maybe I could've done better if I had been feeling better... but... I'm glad I passed...)

Congratulations on the 4.0, though... :)... Hope I can manage that next semester... *I did manage it for the fall semester... but I was feeling a lot better, then...*
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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