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   Posted 6/5/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Following on from ivy's 'its june' topic where i decided i was going to be more positve about life i thought it would cheer us all up to write what makes us happy-from the simple things to the big ones. Here's a few of mine:
-being married, it's such a good feeling to be secure and settled
-watching my lovely little jack russel, she's got such an expressive face and seeing how excited she gets when i walk in a room makes me :)
-walking to the top of a mountain and standing with the wind blowing in my face, feeling literally on top of the world
-when you snuggle up in bed at the end of a long, tiring day, knowing that all the jobs are done and there's nothing left to do but sleep (unless i have to get up in the night to do a couple more jobies!!). Twice as nice in clean bedding and jim-jams.
-dancing, the kind of dancing when you don't care what you look like or who's watching, when you just let yourself go and have a good giggle twirling about

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   Posted 6/5/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   

good idea!

My flowers in my garden make me happy... seeing all those pretty blooms after all my hard work.

Sewing on my sewing machine and creating something for someone or myself

and the best is hugging my kids (while they still let me)

all of those make me happy



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 reflux.


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   Posted 6/5/2008 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Lets see, rain drops on kittens and holes in my mittens...Hmmmm,, nooo thats not it. I will have to think about this one. If I just let myself go and have a good ,giggle twirly, I would probably soil myself. Plus my wife would have me put away. No mountains in Louisiana, but I guess I could stand on a speed bump and let the wind from passing traffic ,,,,,nooo not good. I dont have jim-jams but a clean pair of drawers is always a plus. Nope, sorry pippy, what cheers me up ? Making people smile..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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   Posted 6/5/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
simple: games
big: vegas :)

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   Posted 6/5/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
What makes me smile is a post like snipers!!!!!

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

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts

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   Posted 6/5/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm always happy, unless I'm pooping!

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

Jason D in MN
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   Posted 6/5/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I bring my favorite comics into the restroom so that way I'm laughing... even when I'm pooping... And posts like Snipers are hillarious. I definately needed a good laugh today...

-- Jason
Diagnoses? Crohn's in 1983; Kidney Stones in 1997; Reactive Airway Syndrome in 2002; Major Depression and GAD in 2003; Migraines in 2006; ADHD and IBS in 2007.

Current Meds? 6MP; Adderall; Wellbutrin; Zoloft; Albuterol (emergencies only); Fexofenadine; and Epidrin or Imitrex (depends on migraine severity...etc)

Overall: Things are So-So. In other words "It could be worse. It could be raining."

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   Posted 6/5/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Friends and family are the best medicine for me. always have been. also seeing everyone being happy as well. and watching the record in baseball!

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   Posted 6/5/2008 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Sitting in the stadium this coming Saturday watching my younger daughter graduate from high school knowing that I"m DONE. I've raised two wonderful caring young women who are going out into the world all while dealing with this DD.

But also, watching my friend's 7 month old, cause he reminds me why I don't want to start over again. Boy is he fun, but oh my is he work!!

Also, my garden, my cat, my husband, and my RED SOX's and PATRIOTS!!!!! Not always in that order.

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 6/5/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome thread!! Focusing on positive things is great!
This week I'm happy because I had a lot of left over personal days and took the whole week off work!
Sunny days and warm weather are awesome!!
A glass of wine on my porch is splendid :)

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   Posted 6/5/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Being able to walk and swim for the first time in six or seven years. Yay, Humira!! :-)

Gardening too.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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   Posted 6/5/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Zane, I just watched my beautiful niece graduate while holding my seven month old nephew in my lap-my sister did want to start all over!!!
My family-especially the niece and nephews (3 of them) make me very happy.

Getting off prednisone. I love my job. Weekend vacations in Dover.
Thanks for posting thinking about this is a nice distraction.

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   Posted 6/5/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Sitting on my butt with you all!!!
My teen
getting something done
warm days
lol gail

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   Posted 6/5/2008 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My Husband
My Kids
Go Cubbies!
Sew Crazy
My Granddog
My Grandkitty
Tinkering around the House (no I did not say tinkeling, Sniper)
Yard Sale Junkie
Early morning sunrises with coffee
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.

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   Posted 6/5/2008 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
You must always be happy then Sniper!
What makes me happy -
Talking to the old people at work
Annoying the young people I work with
Letters and not bills in the mail
Cold nights in a warm bed
Feeling close to being a normal human healthwise
and like you Broomhilda - yard sales and FOOD

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   Posted 6/5/2008 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
yep,,,I'm smiling
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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   Posted 6/6/2008 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Well Sniper, you're great at making people smile and it's wonderful that it makes you happy too!!

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 6/6/2008 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
kittens and babies and spring flowers after a long winter
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin, sertraline, lyrica, 10mg prednisone, next???   

Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 6/6/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
You make me happy; you make me smile; you give me company so I say for a while.  Thanks to all of you time and again, the people here just feel like friends. tongue
What would make me oh sooooooooooooo very happy would be to ride my beautiful paint mare.  I am going to give it a try this weekend... so I am EXCITED!!!  The plan:  Stay close to town where there are bathrooms nearby, pack TP and extra pants... just in case, and HAVE FUN!!!
Sniper, you're the best at making me smile.  I end up staying so long I am late to work on some mornings, especially the thread on you know you have crohn's when...
Good day to all!!
-Leslie a/k/a Texan with Crohn's
PS:  Found a new GI doctor!!  Chewed the old one out one more time for good measure then headed out to set up appointment with the new fella.  I figure before I allow "exporatory surgery" I should explore more med options.  There is a world of medicine beside the dreded Prednisone.
:-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-) yeah :-)

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   Posted 6/6/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Go Cubbies, they make my hubby happy, which makes me happy! My goofy oversized dog eating his favorite treat, bananas. My snow white geraniums. My 15 year old son driving (once we're back in the driveway!).
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06, solving the mystery of years of on/off abdominal pain. No more "it's just a virus". 34f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bentyl, vicodin as needed, omeprazole, fish oil, sublingual B12, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Doc says no active disease, but flare-ups anyway. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.

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   Posted 6/6/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Go Cubbies? My lord woman, you are a masochist. But I've been there before, lived in Tampa Bay in the late 80's to mid-90s. 'Nuff said..
The moutain thing for sure, but there are none in North Central Texas..
Making a new friend or finding a long lost one..
Waves on a beach..
Sunshine on gin clear tropical waters.
Seeing something NO ONE else EVER has..
Learning new things..
My hobbies..


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   Posted 6/7/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
The things that make me happy are
my 2 year old son
my husband
my 2 lab doggies (even though I think they drive me crazy more than they make me happy-lol)
my friends
my family
my on line friends

And lately, my doctors who know how to be make me healthy again!!! :-)


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   Posted 6/7/2008 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
My happy thoughts are:

My 6month old grandaugther , who smiles constantly and who has recently started scrunching up her nose and snorting when she laughs!

Our beautiful ocean....which makes me take long slow deep breaths in all its ever changing splendor .

My beautiful daughters who make me laugh , and who are becoming such beautiful , caring women .

Puppies, dogs, cats, kittens.... any kind of baby!

Family,(including this one), loyal friends.

Birds singing their prayers in the morning....and the beauty and steadiness of trees.

"I see trees of green, red roses too...they seem to bloom for me and you...and I think to myself...what a wonderful world!!!!"
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis

Crohn's 4 ever
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   Posted 6/8/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I love to play golf, thanks to Humira now kicking in. My garden, my 3 golden retrievers, one being a puppy and chews everything plastic! I watch reruns of the Golden girls and laugh so hard til I cry. Having such a wonderful and caring husband that really is supportive. I find the exercising on the treadmill gets my body moving and getting to be healthier. I do have my down days but I really appreciate the good ones!

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   Posted 6/8/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy for my friends here at Healingwell, I don't know what I would have done without you all.  I am happy that I have the most amazing husband in the world.  He has been there in so many ways, you can't even imagine.  He has done the wet/dry packings when I got an infection in my incision after a my resections, he massages some part of my aching body EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, he's there holding my hair as I am puking my guts out, getting up in the middle of the night to heat my bag or to grab an ice pack when I couldn't walk because I had just had knee surgery.  This man makes me happy every single day.  I am truly blessed!! 
And I am happy that Sniper is part of our group to bring a smile to our faces even when life is throwing curve balls at him and his beloved.  Thanks Sniper, we do love you.
I am happy for my friend Zanne who is celebrating her last childs graduation.  I am happy that a small little girl is bringing a smile to Marie-Claire, I happy that skitt has came back to the Crohns board, and I am happy to be a friend to all of the rest of you.
Very good idea Pippy!!  Good job.
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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