Finding The "Good" in Those Days That May Help Us .......Or WILL Help US

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/2/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
 A wise man and my mentor has said very aptly
"you have to find the good in days as well to get thru them " ( not quoted ver batim)
 
THIS is so true
We have a chronic illness yes we do and it is the crappiest to live with ( pun intended)
You cannot make arrangements ahead of time as you dont know how you will feel
 
There are SO many things that can and do go wrong with us
                                      BUT
 
If you take the time to think of the good in your lives you will see that yes we can fight this with "good thoughts" "good ideas"
 
WE can still look outside see the beauty of Nature
Go for a ride on our Bikes (Harleys) or others
 
We have so many things to be thankful for
 
ME.....I am thankful for waking up to a new day
 
.....Having the chance to look after Mom and dad til they passed and making so many wonderful memories
 
...I am so thankful for Caitlyn and her inner strength.empathy and love for fellow man /woman /child
 
I am so thankful I have a fantastic Doc that listens to me and we discuss my TX
he just doesnt decide w/o my input
 
I am so thankful for my GK's although I dont get to see them
 
I am thankful my 34 yr old son finally grew some kahoonas and left his S/O and went to Alberta .........they were not meant to be together ...his words.....
 
I am thankful for all the pain and hurt I have gone thru and survived in my 54 yrs as it I believe has made me the person I am today .........A Survivor and Fighter
 
I am so Bleeding THANKFUL that
 
I am ALIVE......DD or not ...I am ALIVE
 
What is it that is good in your life ..........?? Share if you will plz
Sometimes what you post will inadvertantly help another
 
Thanks my friend.......LYN.
 


  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
 
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                               FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE
         Be Well All and Stay With Us We are Here To Help
                               LYN 
   
 
                   
 

Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 7/2/2008 1:34:43 PM (GMT-6)


Nanners
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   Posted 7/2/2008 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I am most thankful for my wonderful husband, who is always there loving me so unconditionally. He is always there to pick up the slack when the most I can do that day, is go to work.  I am thankful for this board for listening to me when I need an ear.  I am also thankful that God gives me a new day everyday and gives me the strength to get thru the tough times.  I am thankful God gave me this disease so that I could be a stronger person and maybe be a comfort to someone else going thru rough times.  I am so thankful for people like Lyn, Skitt who helped me realize that I was suffering with anticipatory anxiety and helped me move thru.  I am thankful to Sniper, Randynogut, VV, Matthew & Snohare for being such awesome guys and for bringing such laughter to this board even midst having bad times themselves.  I am thankful for PB4 for sharing the natural cures she's found and teaching me about the need of Probiotics.  I am thankful for you all, I don't know what I would do without you each and everyday.   You have taught me how to live with this disease and know I am not alone. 

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.


karendee
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   Posted 7/2/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh this post made me cry today... Having a real crappy day.... thanks for this I feel better now. (I also forgot to take my Effexor and it is making me weepy)

I am thankful for my Hubby and my kids, they are so great to me.

I am thankful that I finally know what is wrong with me and can do something about it. It feels good to know I am not crazy...

I am thankful I have a good job, nice home, nice things and don't have to worry where my next meal will come from.

I am very thankful for HW, and all the Crohnies that post here. The last year would have been much harder if I did not have all of you. I doubt I would be in a new job thriving and also would have never had the courage to start Humira without all the info and support here!

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort Switching to Humira June 2008 will wean off Pentasa and Entocort

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma - Also on Prilosec for reflux.

 

 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/2/2008 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners
YOU have helped so many on here as well
I am so glad you shared your "Good " with us
You go to work everyday ....Be Proud
I wish to God I could
I know many on here do
I am so glad HW brought us together as friends
even if thru a puter

Thanks again for posting I am so happy you have a supportive and understanding hubby,
I did as well but we are separated right now
Hwe still helps out and is a very good man and defnitely a fantastic Father to Cait
Gentle Huggles my friend

Luvs
God Bless
LYN


  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
 
Moderator @ Anxiety Panic..Alzheimer's..Co mod @ Crohns
                               FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE
         Be Well All and Stay With Us We are Here To Help
                               LYN 
   
 
                   
 

Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 7/5/2008 9:24:49 AM (GMT-6)


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/2/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Karendee
It is good to cry sometimes ya know that
Happy tears and tears of sadness
I am also glad you posted it makes alot of difference IMHO
I truly am a firm believer that althoug someone may not post they will read
And no doubt they will walk away with something out of one of the posts on the thread

I am hapy you found the "Good" too

LYN
  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
 
Moderator @ Anxiety Panic..Alzheimer's..Co mod @ Crohns
                               FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE
         Be Well All and Stay With Us We are Here To Help
                               LYN 
   
 
                   
 


gachrons
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   Posted 7/2/2008 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lynn Happy to be with those that have filled my days and got me threw so many things. The thoughts and companionship will float us all threw the years and seconds. lol gail

broomhilda
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   Posted 7/2/2008 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Two quotes that I've come across recently:

Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful.

If you don't think every day is a good day; try missing one. (Hmmm, ring of truth)?!
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.


Buddha443556
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   Posted 7/3/2008 1:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday I did my community service for my food stamps at a rescue mission. I came darn close to needing an ambulance for heat stroke even though the place was air conditioned. I'm up at 4am posting this because of back pain and cramps. At least my butt quit bothering me around 1 this morning ... guess there's nothing left in the pipe line. I had a pretty bad day medically but I would love to do it again. Felt good to do something that helped others.

karendee
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   Posted 7/3/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks Lyn!
Broom you are right! good point about missing a day! At least we are all here...
Karen

 ...

Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort Switching to Humira June 2008 will wean off Pentasa and Entocort

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma - Also on Prilosec for reflux.

 

 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/3/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I love that Broom for sure

Karendee good to see you again

Buddha
You did a very wonderful thing for those ppl
Thanks for being that helpful even when sick ......

This am I got up and Cait's report Card was here
Lowest mark is 94 % and I was so HAPPY an full of pride
SHe has done remarkable even with my dad passing moving to another city and me being sick
I am truly Blessed
Cait is definitely my "Good"

I am sure others have some good to post

LYN


  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
 
Moderator @ Anxiety Panic..Alzheimer's..Co mod @ Crohns
                               FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE
         Be Well All and Stay With Us We are Here To Help
                               LYN 
   
 
                   
 

Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 7/5/2008 9:08:42 AM (GMT-6)


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/4/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Woke to a beautiful day ....slept in and am going out shopping with Cait tonight
My best friend from yrs ago that has Lupus is coming for the nigth

I know I am going to get her to sign up lol

Walked up to the grocery store paid bills and then walked home
USUALLY I have to cab it one way
'TODAY I made a promise to self to go for it
and at least give it the old" try my best"

Glad I did as I made it and I am so happy I did

How bout anyone else??
  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
 
Moderator @ Anxiety Panic..Alzheimer's..Co mod @ Crohns
                               FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE
         Be Well All and Stay With Us We are Here To Help
                               LYN 
   
 
                   
 


gachrons
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   Posted 7/4/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lyn Got 2 days swimming in and it is just so relaxing floating around looking at the sky. Getting stronger now from mowing the grass so feeling great about that. Hope you and your friend have a great evening .So your Cait sounds like a smart one .Children sure can make us proud at times. Have a good week end and yes sign her up !!!.lol gail

Sniper
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   Posted 7/4/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig smile,,,,((((((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))))))).......
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.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/5/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
It is GREAT to see all this "GOOD" on here..........

THanks my friend for the idea .............
Biiiiiiiigggggg smiles and (((((((((((((((( huggles)))))))))))))))))

THis is really a great thread and NO I cannot take the credit for it but you all know who can

Mr Sniper............
yeah
Luvs
LYN


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                                    FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE
               Look For The GOOD,Even At Your Lowest 
   
 
                   
 

Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 7/6/2008 6:57:28 PM (GMT-6)


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/5/2008 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Never thought of the "Good" to much ya know

Sometimes I was so bloody busy wallowing in self pity

I know now I had ......have and will continue to have so many 'Good" things and all in my life

I am so happy that you are all sharing from your heart

Lets not let this bloody Disease get all of us in every way ya know

Be well and look at and for the "

"GOOD"
  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
 
Moderator @ Anxiety Panic..Alzheimer's..Co mod @ Crohns
                               FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE
         Be Well All and Stay With Us We are Here To Help
                               LYN 
   
 
                   
 


Sniper
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   Posted 7/5/2008 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been doing battle with wood ants in my back yard. Nothing I try seems to get rid of them, so today I took the time to set up a lawn chair and watch them. Always a good idea to watch your enemy . You can get valuable insight this way. Well today , after a long while of just watching, I heard a buzzing near my head and a hummingbird lit on my shoulder. So there we sat, eye to eye. He looked at me as if to say,," whats so darn interesting down there? " A few minutes later he flew away and fed on the flowers near by. I would not take money for those few minutes. Next time I feel like crap, Ill dig up that memory and maybe get out the lawn chair again. You have to enjoy the moment...
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.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/6/2008 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG Sniper
I love hummingbirds as did Mom
Never heard of them getting that CLOSE to a human before
Obviously this bird knew of your kind and gentle ways and knew it was in no danger

What a memory to bring back up on those cruuddy days

Thanks for sharing.........

Luvs n Take it Easy

LYN n Cait
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/6/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
My g/f of 13 yrs came last night and we had a gab fest
Joanne has Lupus and is going thru so much right now .....

It was so great to sit and just talk about all and everything we wanted to share......

WE put the CD of Mom's memorial in and we both had a dang hard cry together 'For me this was needed really bad and she knew mom so well ............

I found the "GOOD" in having her here and me being able to share in Memories of "GOOD" about Mom and Dad

Something I have not been able to do with my siblings only with ppl here on HW

I did have alot of "GOOD" come from that and memeories that will live on in me for many yrs to come

It is so dang great to look and find the "GOOD"
IMHO

LYN
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Marie-Claire
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   Posted 7/6/2008 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper.... I think your little hummingbird felt a kindred spirit when he saw one. Or perhaps it was an angel coming to you only for a few minutes but long enough to impress on you a memory that would give you strength and warm your heart in difficult times. We sometimes forget that we are not the only habitants of this planet.... we are so interconnected with every living thing on this earth...but most of us whizz through this life without stopping long enough to witness the divine. You are a lucky man my friend.!

Lyn, Gail, karendee and all others.... It's an effort some days to look for the good....but it is always there...glad you all had good days....for me the highlight of my day was watching my grandaughter laughing her little head off when I put baby powder on her tummy after changing her diaper!

Love and prayers for more 'good' and memorable moments in every HW member's day.
Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/7/2008 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Marie Claire

I so remember those days with Cait and the laughter that came stright from her lil belly

Precious memories this DD can never take away IMHO

Keep sharing all ...........


LYN
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Sniper
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   Posted 7/7/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Lyn and Mary, I dont know about that kindrid spirit stuff. More likely its the fact that I look like an old gnarled stump with eyes, sitting there. But if the little fellow had decided to nest in my beard, I would have sat there and let him. He was a ruby throat and thats as close as I have ever been to one alive. My wife plants ever plant that she knows they like to get them to come to our yard. Sometimes there are many and she can hear them singing. I cant because of too many loud booms too near my ears, but I enjoy seeing her listen to them. I guess this is an example of what I mean about ,,small things,, that can brighten our day.
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.


kgirlie
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   Posted 7/7/2008 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Wow, what a thread. You know when it is so hard to hold on and wait for one more day... I am truly blessed. I have a great husband, who seems to be struggling right now with my DD, and two beautiful children. This week my mom and I hosted a family reunion. My mom has CD too and she did all the work. I am grateful to have family, but this was a challenging time. I am truly blessed to have a home and food to eat. My 11 month old daughter always smiles when she sees me. She doesn't care that I put on 70 lbs due to Pred. My son lays by me when I am sick, nearly everyday, and rubs my back. This disease is wearing, but it comes with unknown blessings. As I said I gained the 70 lbs. My mom has begged my dad for years to lose weight, and now he goes to the gym with me three times a week, two fatties bonding. I am truly tired, but so blessed. As I sat in church on Sunday, I realized how lucky I am to live where I do. I have family up the street. I would not have survived without my HW family either. I have learned so much and I am still learning. I come here for comfort and strengths and I leave daily with that ready to conquer another day. Thanks and I will always remember to count my blessings. I hope it is okay to quote one of my favorite verses from the Bible: Proverbs 3:4-5 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he will direct thy paths".

Kgirlie


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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 7/8/2008 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the post. I have been very unhappy with a lot of things lately. Sometimes you just need to make yourself focus on the positive to remember what you do have.

I am thankful that I still have a job even though they closed my office and I lost my spare bedroom.
Now I have my own personal bathroom during work hours & I have caller ID so I can decide not to answer the annoying calls.
My husband understands when I just have to lie down for a while, then I sleep for 6 hours!
I found a place where I can waitress/bartend once a month or when I feel like it so I can have more people contact.
I just got together with some of my brothers and sisters - we had fun even if everyone couldn't be there

Wow the things you find when you actually look. I have decided to walk around with a smile on my face wherever I go. Some people may think I am loony, but I did notice it makes others smile too.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/10/2008 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
THanks ALL for taking the time to share the GOOD in your lives each day
Yes it is there
We just have to acknowledge it .......IMHO

Sniper
Mom loved her plants and birds so much it was heaven itself to watch her while out in the garden with me .
I have now planted so many flowers for her and myself and yes I get lotsa birds to but I sure wish a hummingbird would sit on me lol
not likely though lol I am to anxious / hyper whatever ya know


Been out riding my friend
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Becoming undone
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   Posted 7/10/2008 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
...my 2 cents...I am so grateful to this site, though many times I just "lurk", it helps to know that I am not alone.
My husband, father and father in law are the most dearest men in the world. And this yuck DD has actually allowed me more time to get to know and appreciate the latter 2.
Lastly...flowers...I have always loved flowers....any kind...They are God's smiles...kinda cooky, but I always feel good when looking at them. I guess that's why so many people get them when they are ill. I have so many growing (yeah, even in the extreme heat of AZ) and I don't care about too much rhyme or reason, just want lots & lots of flowers...plus the birds are a bonus (yeah, I luv the hummers too...and the finches...and well all of them (except the pigeons)
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