Speaking Before the Senate Today

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   Posted 6/24/2008 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning All!!
I am excited.  Today, I finally get a chance to go to Lansing to speak before the senate on the challenges of living with crohn's.  A group of us our going to testify before senate in order to get this restoom bill passed. 
Wish me luck.

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   Posted 6/24/2008 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
That rocks. Good luck!
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   Posted 6/24/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! Look forward to hearing how things went. Keep us posted.
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 6/24/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck....

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   Posted 6/24/2008 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck.
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   Posted 6/24/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you for speaking up for us crohnies.
good luck fighting the good fight.

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   Posted 6/24/2008 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much! I am so proud of you guys. Rah rah rah!!!

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   Posted 6/24/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! I hope you feel wonderful today too!
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 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 also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 6/24/2008 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
hey what is the bill all about? Does it say we can poop on the ground right in front of them if they dont let us use the bathroom?
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional Arby's breaks :)

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   Posted 6/24/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, tlw. I take it you are a fellow Michigan-der. We appreciate your activism!!! Good luck!!!
I'm in the Saginaw area.

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   Posted 6/24/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope all went well! We need all the voices we can get.

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   Posted 6/24/2008 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
What a fantastic opportunity - hope it went well!

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   Posted 6/24/2008 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm in Northern MI. Thanks for speaking up for us!!!!
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 8 250mg pills per day, Cipro 1 week/month, Metamucil, probiotics

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   Posted 6/24/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   

I grew up in Saginaw.  Graduated from Saginaw High School.

Nice to meet you.  I see Dr. Dennis Boysen and Dr. Naram in Saginaw when I need 2nd and 3rd opinions.

Please be sure to send email to senate to pass this IBD Bill 5046.

CrohnieToo said...
Thank you, tlw. I take it you are a fellow Michigan-der. We appreciate your activism!!! Good luck!!!
I'm in the Saginaw area.

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   Posted 6/24/2008 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome! The states need more people like you! Good Luck & God's Speed on getting the bill passed!
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 6/25/2008 12:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Just remember , , actions speak louder than words,,,, but then,,,,, maybe not a good idea.
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 6/25/2008 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm Canadian....but good on you....good luck. Let us know how it went.
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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