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   Posted 3/28/2010 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
She passed this morning at 12:30 am...she had a few health issues, one of them being UC, we almost lost her in Dec from kidney failure because she became severely dehydrated, not eating/drinking enough, she also had a C-Diff infection (has had heart disease for a while now), and she fell and fractured 2 areas in her lower back, she was just starting to feel better...then she got a ruptured aneurysm in the brain....she woke up Saturday morning with a bad headache and dry heaves (bringing up some mucous) but she complained most about her headache, sister called the amubulance cuz mom said she thought she needed one (usually fights them tooth and nail) this time she new and even told my sister she wasn't comming back....totally devistatedcry They figured that her kidneys would be what would end up taking her cuz all the damage done by them shutting down at least 3 times in this last yr...even though it was the aneurysm that took her, please make sure you guys keep you food and especially fluid intake up cuz even though she was 82, with having IBD we are more susceptible to dehydration.
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omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
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   Posted 3/28/2010 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry for your loss.  That is very sad news, I hope you are doing okay. 
33 yr old Female
Crohn's Colitis
DX 12/06
Currently on Remicade, Humira, 55 30 mg Prednisone, Multivitamin, Calcium, Probiotics, Vitamin D, a few other herbal supplements my natureopath has me on.
Eating a Macrobiotic diet, no meat or dairy, trying to cut way back on sugar and white foods.  Trying to focus on a more holistic approach to healing. 

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   Posted 3/28/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry for your loss.
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   Posted 3/28/2010 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
My deepest sympathy to you. guy

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   Posted 3/28/2010 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
pb4, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother... My sympathies for you and your family... ((((((((((((pb4))))))))))))
 Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 31st, 2005, Testing for Crohn's 3/10
 Prior Meds:
Canasa, Rowasa, Lialda, Apriso, Prednisone, 1 infusion of Remicade.. none of those worked for too long... Had neurological complications from the Remicade...
 Current Meds:
Pentasa 2000mg 2x a day, Entocort 9mg daily, Nexium 40mg once a day, Wellbutrin 150mg once a day. Culturelle 2x a day, Xanax as needed and Ambien at night for sleep..  

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   Posted 3/28/2010 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Pb, I've only just seen your post. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. (((hugs)))

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
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   Posted 3/28/2010 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry for your loss. May she have rest and peace.

Jack S.
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   Posted 3/28/2010 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
    It's been a long time but I do under stand. I have lost mother father and daughter.
You never get over it but it does get better. You have my prayers.

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   Posted 3/28/2010 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry for your loss.  I lost my mom last month too so I know how terrible it is.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn's 2010
Current meds: Pentasa, prednisone taper

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   Posted 3/28/2010 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I am very, very sorry, pb.

My thoughts are with you and your family.
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   Posted 3/28/2010 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
So sorry to hear of your loss. So hard.
Diagnosed with CD 2006.  Refused to take meds until recently started Colazal. 
 Currently on Prednisone 40mg. Tapering down, now on 20mg.
Colazal 3xday, Antioxidant strips
 Off of the Prednisone!!
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   Posted 3/28/2010 11:01 PM (GMT -6)   
That's awful... :(... I'm really sorry, Pb4... I hope things start looking up for you, soon..
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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   Posted 3/28/2010 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry about your mom passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Take care of yourself,

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   Posted 3/28/2010 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry pb4. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care of yourself. If you need to talk, you know we are here for you...
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   Posted 3/29/2010 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Aww I'm so sorry for you pb4. It's so hard when parents go, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family!
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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   Posted 3/29/2010 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending thoughts of comfort for you and your family.
Mom to a healthy Pentasa baby and pregnant with #2. 5+ years remission, woo hoo!

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   Posted 3/29/2010 1:45 AM (GMT -6)   
sorry to hear... i tell my mom all the time to drink more, shes 81 and her dr tells her but she just wont.. maybe i can use your mom as an example and maybe change her mind. maybe some good from you terrible loss... randy

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   Posted 3/29/2010 2:56 AM (GMT -6)   
So sorry to hear of your loss (((((hugs)))))

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   Posted 3/29/2010 3:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom... my thoughts are with you and your family
female 20, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone(tapering) & 100 mg imuran, moving onto humira injections, probiotics, calcium w/d3, biotin, folic acid, zinc, omega 3s, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin

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   Posted 3/29/2010 4:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Please accept my sincere condolences at this most difficult time. 
My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.

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   Posted 3/29/2010 4:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi pb4
I'm so sorry to hear about your very sad lost. I know how you must be feeling at this very sad time. I lost my mum about 15 years ago aged 45 years and many other family members as well, please believe me when I say that things will get easier for you and the family. Just remember the happy and fun times you and your family had with your beloved mom and this will get you through. My love and thoughts are with you all.
Much love
Lee x

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   Posted 3/29/2010 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Praying for you and your whole family.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

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   Posted 3/29/2010 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I would like to add my condolences. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. (((((HUGS)))))

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 3/29/2010 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   
my condolences to you and your family.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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   Posted 3/29/2010 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh pb I am so sorry. Please take care of yourself in this time of sadness. Although I still think about her daily, my Mom has been gone for 4 years and it has changed from a heavy feeling in my heart to a warmth of knowing she is always with me. Know that she is still there with you only in a more comforted place.
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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