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   Posted 11/25/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes  dealing with this DD is like being lost in the jungle , behind enemy lines without a compass. All we have for guidance through the mine fields is ,,Gabby,, the crosseyed parrot. You may also call him ,Doc . When times are bad its good to have friends on the two way. Thanks for answering my calls and sending help. May you all have a happy Thanksgiving . Avoid the booby traps  concealed as food and enjoy all that is good and loved in your life.
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 11/25/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Well Thank You Sniper for always helping us to see the funny side of this dd. I hope you and Cami have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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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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   Posted 11/25/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Gabby the cross-eyed parrot! I won't be able to keep a straight face next time I visit the doc.
CD since July 2007 - prenatal vitamins, vitamin D, fish oil, flax oil, Flora-Q probiotics, pescetarian healing diet
DM T1 since January 2008 - Apidra via OmniPod

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   Posted 11/25/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I think it is my favorite holiday because most of the foods are safe for me and since I do all the cooking, I know exactly what is in them and can eat away! I hope you all enjoy as much as I expect to.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 11/25/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Thanksgiving to you both LOL x

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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   Posted 11/25/2009 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
idea I know. Why don't I not bother with a Thanksgiving dinner, and you guys can all make up for my self-control ? ! yeah turn
Have a nice Thanksgiving holiday folks, and good luck with the sweetcorn...! smilewinkgrin

ski bum
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   Posted 11/25/2009 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sniper. Happy T-Day back at ya - and to all of you. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday too - it's a time to be with our family and to be thankful for the blessings we have, without any strings attached. There are no gifts involved, no expectations other than to have a warm, cozy, and filling day/evening with our loves ones. And, I love the yam muffins I make every year! Enjoy everyone! SB
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Ileocolectomy 4/08. Back on Pentasa as maintenance.

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   Posted 11/25/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't been looking forward to Thanksgiving because last year I did a terrible job controlling how much I ate and suffered for it. Hopefully I'll be smarter this year. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.

Amor fati - Nietzsche

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   Posted 11/25/2009 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
HAHAHAHA. Sniper, my GI doc talks like a parrot and is from the 'jungle' lands. I will no longer be able to look at him with a straight face! Thank you for the laugh. Today has been a bad day, I appreciate it! First Turkey day with Crohns, wish me luck! Everyone enjoy their day!!!
28 year old husband and father of 1 (soon to be 2!!), Diagnosed with Crohns and resection surgery in Jan '09 (same ER trip), currently not winning the battle with pain, taking: 6mp, Pentasa, Prednisone and every vitamin possible! 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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   Posted 11/26/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Sniper and all...have a great day this T lots for me will ya lol..luvs lyn
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   Posted 11/26/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
(((hugs))) and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Sniper.

And Happy Thanksgiving to all our forum members and crohnies everywhere.

And, Ski Bum, you have GOT to share your yam muffin receipt with us!!! We can use it for Christmas too! Pretty please!!!
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

ski bum
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   Posted 11/26/2009 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
CrohnieToo - here you go. I make the full size muffins and the little ones too. They are so good. SB


¼ pound (1 stick) butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1-pound can yams, drained; or 1 ¼ cups cooked mashed fresh yams or sweet potatoes
2 large eggs
1 ¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon ground nutmet
¼ teaspoon salt
1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
¼ cup sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, for topping

In a mixing bowel or food processor with metal blade, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in yams or sweet potatoes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in milk and lemon extract. Turn machine off and add flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until incorporated; do not overmix. Stir in nuts.

Grease 24 1 ½ inch muffin tins. Fill ¾ full. (I use cupcake liners). Sprinkle sugar-cinnamon mixture over the tops. Back at 400° for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned and a skewer or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Turn out onto a rack and cool.

May be stored airtight for several days.
May be frozen. Reheat before serving. Serve warm with butter.

Makes 24 muffins.
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Ileocolectomy 4/08. Back on Pentasa as maintenance.

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   Posted 11/27/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Even though not TG here in Canada....these sound sooooooo good am baking with Cait need the weight on...thanks for sharing...lyn

..                          Co Moderator for Crohns , Anxiety/Panic ,Alzheimers....
           Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum ,Seizures ,Fibro ,completely Deaf ,Anxiety/Panic,Neuropathy..
......I COULD feel sorry for self but where would that get me....I CHOOSE  to fight n survive...
.                                    Donate  www.healingwell,com 

Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 11/27/2009 9:11:35 AM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 11/27/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
A day late..but happy Turkey day.  I couldn't get on yesterday as I spent all day in front of the stove.  It was the first time I made Thanksgiving for the family...big sucess.  CD stayed away and let me enjoy myself.  I felt the gas this morning though.  Oh well..another day.
36 yr old Male with Crohn's Disease since '88 - No Surgery yet
Been on almost every type of drug with bad results
Remicade since Nov 2009

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