10 years on TPN

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   Posted 12/16/2009 4:42 AM (GMT -6)   
smilewinkgrin well folks, as i sit today and ponder the last 10 years, i find myself feeling a bit sad but also a bit proud.. for thursday  (oops) the 17th will be the completion of 10 years on TPN! my how time flies . we took a trip today to see the first pharmacist that ran my TPN program from dec 99 to about mid '02. we chatted for a while and i found that she was getting a kidney transplant soon.. wow. and i feel bad for myself sometimes about my problems. ? though as tough as i have had things go over these last years, seems there is always somebody worse off, so i guess i shouldnt whine.  i did some quick cypherin' and found that with all the TPN infusions and al the antibiotics, i am pretty dang close to 4000 if not over. thats a lot i think.. and as for hours hooked up TPN plus antibiotics close to or exceeding 45,000 hours. thats a little bit more than 5 years! cry  5 years of life gone to get 5 more years...so far it seems worth the trouble. heres wishing for another 10 years with little complicationtongue .  thanks to all for reading all my crap over the years. its a good relief.   randy



Post Edited (randynoguts) : 12/18/2009 1:36:51 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/16/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Anniversary Randy!! And many many more.........

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   Posted 12/16/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Anni and Many More!
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   Posted 12/16/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow 10 years, dude your my hero!!
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   Posted 12/16/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I say if the TPN gets you more years, Fill er up Joe...We need you around here too so dont forget..
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   Posted 12/16/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
And, Randy, may you have many, many more GOOD years. We are so fortunate to have you be a part of this forum and our lives!!!
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   Posted 12/16/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW 10 years Randy - you are my hero too :)
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   Posted 12/16/2009 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Anniversary Randy! A toast to many many more....
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   Posted 12/16/2009 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Anniversay! You should be very proud of doing such a good job with your TPN. Not too many people are on it that long. And hey, we love reading your crap, then we can post our crap and we all feel better! Our hero!

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   Posted 12/17/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy 10 year anniversary. We all appreciate your posts and how they inspire us to continue on.

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   Posted 12/17/2009 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow I am blown away by your accomplishment! I just spend a few weeks on TPN and thought THAT was challenging -- congratulations!!

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+ Taking Cipro (1000mg / day), Flagyl (1500mg / day), and Entocort (9mg / day) until surgery
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   Posted 12/18/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Probably we need a count on restroom trips * time per trip * years ....
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   Posted 12/18/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Randy!!!! Your the Crohnnie poster child... They should make a statue of you!!
I wish you all of the best!!

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   Posted 12/18/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Anniversary Randy! 10th anniversary gift is tin...does this make you our tin man? We know you already have a big heart for all you share with us.
If it's possible to toast with TPN, let's raise a bag in your honor. Thanks for the time you devote to living a life we enjoy sharing
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]
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   Posted 12/19/2009 4:02 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks everyone.....

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   Posted 12/19/2009 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm in awe of your resilience and patience Randy. It would take a lesser person to get bent out of shape. So yay for TPN.
God Bless.

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