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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 5/28/2008 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone. Just noticed that I am now a veteran member. I was actually excited, like I'd accomplished some kind of great thing...when all I've done is come to you for support and encouragement . Veteran....this means I've been complaining for a long time .....and often.
Thank you Peter for creating this "safe place " for us to come to. 
Thank all of you for your infinite patience , understanding and support. I really, really don't know what I'd do without you. I'd feel such a great loss if you weren't all here. !
God Bless all of you dear friends.!
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 1284
   Posted 5/28/2008 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your veteran status!!! :)... *Claps hands* We should all have a party!! :)....

Rice ice cream for everyone! Woo!
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.

Post Edited (Celey) : 5/28/2008 1:05:53 AM (GMT-6)

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 5/28/2008 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mary Glad you are a Veteran and thanks for being here we all need support and it's great you have stayed around. lol gail

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3200
   Posted 5/28/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mary, it is good feeling isn't it!!!

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis

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   Posted 5/28/2008 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Marie! I hope HW will live on another 10 years! Actually we only have 8 to go until we reach 20!
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 1642
   Posted 5/28/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   


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.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3932
   Posted 5/28/2008 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
New veterans are required to undergo the basic initiation ceromonies, plus buy every one a snack food!


Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 1220
   Posted 5/28/2008 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! Now don't let it go to your head! ;-)

I'm curious about the forum rules for this. I couldn't find guidance about membership categories in the forum rules or FAQs. When do you go from New Member to Regular Member, and regular Member to Veteran Member??

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 1488
   Posted 5/28/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah   tongue scool :-) cool yeah tongue    Here's your party Marie....just remember when you thought you were just complaining...there are those out there reading your post and learning from your experiences!  Thank you for all YOU have done!  After all, you become a veteran member because of the number of posts you've had and that racks up a lot of people's lives you have touched! :-)
redface  Matthew-How come she only has to buy everyone snacks and you set me up to buy everyone dinner when I became a "veteran"!?  Seems I remember getting requests for steaks, salads, etc. or maybe everybody was just hungry that night! tongue   Anything sounds better than TPN or Ensure doesn't it!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 5/28/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everyone. Snacks! Yep! sure seems like you got gipped broom....
Mathew, if you've ever seen the movie Hook, with Robin Williams...there is a scene where the lost boys are having a huge feast only there isn't a morsel of food on the table. It takes "Peter Pan'ie Robin Williams a while to figure out that it is all in the imagination!.
For my party , I'm imagining steaks, salads ( which apparently was a previous request of yours) , pizza, *bacon and mushroom with double cheese, a cold beer or soda, and a plethora of DESSERTS!!!!!. Of course , I would skip the main course and go straight to the desserts. Life is uncertain, you know, eat dessert first!
When I go to heaven , St. Peter will be standing at the gate , waving me over, "hurry up Mary! He'd have apple pie under one arm and pralines ice cream in the other."I've got an entire bakery just for you !
I will spend eternity, "stuffing this tired old face!!! and not having any pain, or gaining an ounce!

Just call me "fat cheeks VETERAN member Mary" Ha~
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis

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