here is the flare again....I dont have time for this

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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Aaaaargh...I was doing so well for so long.  I am having all the yucky flare signs...perianal tearing, nausea, dehydration AND worst of all the yucky looking blotches down my lower arms (had a cold that I should have suspected as a virus and this rash would reappear).  Those stupid little pellets from the pentasa are just irritating my tushy further
I am throwing my nephews girlfriends baby shower this weekend, making two duck cakes for it and all the food and driving it 1.5 hours away.  Making sure the cakes survive the trip WAS my biggest worry.  Now I just want to make the trip without a potty break and not have anyone see the ugly rash on my arms.   i don't want anyone to think I am contagious or a leper.
I am truly appreciative of my detachable shower head, neosporin w/ pain reliever on the tushy, grape and orange G2 beverage and long sleeves even with spring coming right now.
Now is the time to think one day at a time.....
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....

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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry this is coming up...and always at the best time right? Good luck with all of that too. It seems like you have everything under control regardless :) It's just nice to do it all without the flare symptoms....much room for sighing I think.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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   Posted 3/25/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Good attitude. I'll try to keep that all in mind and hope you are doing better soon.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 188
   Posted 3/25/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
This too shall pass... I in the same boat- struggling with a flare. It's not at all fun! Good Luck with the cakes and the entire trip!!!

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 3/25/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
That sucks, Habs... It seems like a lot of people seem to have flares at the worst of times....
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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