What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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   Posted 11/25/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so thankful for this forum and wanted to express my thanks to the forum moderators and all the wonderful people who write in to help others from all over the world. It is such a blessing for all of us!!!!
 I am grateful for a wonderful husband, a job with health insurance in this economy and people I care about.  I am grateful for my good doctor and his nurse.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, lisinopril, progesterone, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, wellbutrin, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 11/25/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
For being alive, and my wonderful grand children!!

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 11/25/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
That my Crohns is in remission, that I have the love of the most amazing man, my friends here on Healingwell, and that at least I am home with no plans after developing this stupid cold and the time off to recover!

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 11/25/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I am thankful most for my family, my boyfriend, my good friends. They always support me and cheer me up when I'm feeling unwell! I'm also thankful that I don't have to worry about insurance, being a student. I'm looking forward to being done exams and spending time with my family for the holidays :)
19 y/o female, diagnosed crohns december 2008
currently taking 500 mg pentasa 4x daily

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 11/25/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm in the uk but every morning i wake up and am thankful that i have another day!!!
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal 1st week of Jan. Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid,  citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 11/26/2009 4:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I am also thankful to be alive.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 207
   Posted 11/26/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so thankful for my husband and family they are the ones who keep me going. I am thankful for my pets, oh how I love them, & for my job that I love. Although it is Thanksgiving and I will not be eating because of a flare, I am still thankful that this is the disease I have because I know it could be alot worse... Oh and I am thankful my PG is in remission !!

30 Year old Female. Dx with Crohns 2005. Just went med free as of July '09 doing well so far.... Hx: Imuran 50 mg. Had 3 remicade infusions which put me in remission upon dx.

Dx with Pyoderma Gangrenosum Nov '07. Used Prednisone and 3 more infusions to close up the PG.
I do believe everything happens for a reason, but I still am waiting to figure this one out :)

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 11/26/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Too many things to list but for here I will say that I am thankful to finally be connected with support groups and this forum. By hearing other people's situations I finally understand my own symptoms better. I am able to forgive myself for being "weak" and realize that I am not nuts for being so tired or afraid to travel etc. Not to mention figuring out what collateral damage I have based on what has happened to other Crohn's folks, you know like realizing that tofu hurts me based upon the location and the character of the pain......

Best of all I can share my experience to both counsel and console others.

Have a Beautiful day all
I use FD&C Blue dye number 1 and it really seems to help me.  There is SCIENCE behind this.  Just ask me and I will explain it to you.  U/C and Crohn's for 34 years.  Blue dye for one month and I am feeling pretty good!  I am so excited by this but I need others to try it with their doctor's permission.  Simple food coloring!!  BLUE1.  
I can't make money on this, it's already in your kitchen.  I just want to help, especially the youngsters.
I do 2 drops in 6 ounces of water when I get up, 2 or 3 drops in 16 or 20 ounces of water that I sip all day and then 2 drops in 6 ounces of water at bedtime.   Max of 7 drops a day.

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 506
   Posted 11/26/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, I'm not dead (yet). Could always be worse.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.

Amor fati - Nietzsche

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