Nanners will be MIA for a few days

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   Posted 7/5/2010 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Tomorrow is my kidney surgery, so I will be off the forums for a few days.  Not sure at this point for how long, as I don't know if they will be able to do it laproscopically or open.  So be good, and I will talk at you all again soon.  Please do keep me in your prayers, I could use them.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*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 7/5/2010 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you all the luck in the world Gail. I'll be thinking of you ((((hugs))))))

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 7/5/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I will be thinking of you and hope that all goes really well for you. I will be heading out on vacation at the end of the week so if you aren't back before I leave, please know that I will check in even if I am not posting just to see how you are doing. My husband is bringing his computer so he can work, but I want to keep tabs on my crohnie twin and make sure you are OK. I will be keeping everything crossed in the meantime.


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 7/5/2010 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope you come thru the surgery just fine!! 

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   Posted 7/5/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck best wishes!
Diagnosed Crohns 02. Just had a resection April 20th 2010. Two sections removed had a fistula into the bladder. Also have a temp ostomy. GI said I could stop the 6mp, but going back on remicade.

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   Posted 7/5/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Aww good luck and best wishes!

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   Posted 7/5/2010 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
You are strong and will do just fine :-)
Fingers crossed that it is all  good news
We all promise to behave ourselves and play nicely whilst you are away smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 7/5/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
best of luck, i'm sure everything will be totally fine and you'll breeze through! We shall all be waiting to hear from you afterwards!! (((HUGS)))
Dx - Crohn's (2006), Depression (2010)
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron infusion weekly, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals, 25mg prednisolone, calcium supplement,
Tried - aza, pentasa, questran, infliximab
No crohns' surgeries to date, Episcleritis for 3 weeks x 2, pains in hands, wrists, hips, lower back, knees and ankles

Allergic to Infliximab
Was at uni, but have paused the course to try to figure out my health!

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   Posted 7/5/2010 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
(((hugs))) and prayers and I'll be watching for you, Nanners. Good luck and God bless!!!!
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.

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   Posted 7/5/2010 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad you posted since I wasn't sure of the date. Of course my prayers and good thoughts are with you -- I know you'll do well. ((hugs))

(I saw in another thread that you got your hair done -- GREAT idea. A couple of weeks ago everyone laughed at me when I kept a pedicure appt. just before going to md since I thought I'd be admitted. :-))
Official dx September 2007.
currently flaring (June 2010) with colitis
Medications: Pentasa, Omeprazole, Prednisone, 6MP
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004, take Levoxyl), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
47 years old; single mom to three wonderful kids, ages 12 to 18.

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   Posted 7/5/2010 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Nanners will be thinking of you and, wishing you a quick recovery xx Bev
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Still battling with Doc's to get me on maintenance Meds only taking
Lomotil, 20mg citalopram,VSL#3 at the moment.

“I may not be where I need to be but,
I thank God I’m not where I use to be “

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   Posted 7/5/2010 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck.
Feeling the best I have in several years! And it keeps getting better!

4mg LDN at bedtime, 500mg Pentasa 4x/day, 500mg Vitamin C, 1,000 I/U Vitamin D3, 1 Florastor 2x/day, 1 Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri at bed time.
Medication prior to taking LDN: 100 mg Imuran a day (GI wanted 150 mg), 1,000 mg of Pentasa 4x/day, 3 mg of Entocort 3x/day, Librax as needed.

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   Posted 7/5/2010 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you a speedy and successful recovery. I will be thinking of you!
51 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 4 500mg pills per day, Metamucil and colace for constipation, probiotics

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   Posted 7/5/2010 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Nanners: I pray all goes well tomorrow for you and you are at peace through this process.  You are always so upbeat, consistantly kind and caring -so great blessings to you and your family as you walk throgh this new event.  (and IV starts on the first attempt!!!!!).  Even better -no change in the next plan of new "knee-ness".  Take care and God bless, Barb

Symptoms since Jan 2009, Dx UC vs crohns May 2010 but probably small bowel Crohn's dz, biopsies all "normal"

Meds: Celebrex, Omeprazole, Liadla, Entocort EC 9mg/day, Vit D, Mulitvit, Omega 3's, Ambian, Neurontin

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. Thomas Jefferson

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   Posted 7/5/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
you're in my thoughts and prayers!
36 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently on 30 mg prednisone.  still taking Asacol.  Just had 3rd Remicade infusion 3 weeks ago
In the middle of a bad flare now for over a year...lost almost 30 lbs. -- gained most of it back now.

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   Posted 7/5/2010 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Nanners-- my husband had a partial nephrectomy a year ago... it was open. USE a PILLOW at the incision side to help with walking.. made a huge difference...


Kim in FL

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   Posted 7/5/2010 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
you are in my thoughts and prayers...

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   Posted 7/5/2010 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Sending you all the very best wishes in the world, Nanners.

I lit a mental candle for you last night.

Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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   Posted 7/5/2010 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thoughts and prayers are with you Gail. I hope you come through with flying colors! e-mail us as soon as you can!
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, asthma/allergies, high BP, fibromyalgia, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, singulair, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, plaquenil back on cymbalta for pain, nexium for reflux, wellbutrin
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Positive ANA
Collitis doing OK for now, it's fatigue and joint pain that are plagueing me right now!!!

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   Posted 7/5/2010 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck
Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease/Thyroid Disorders:_All comments have the caveat contact your local health care provider.

I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586

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   Posted 7/5/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck, Nanners.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.
Resection December 2009

Amor fati - Nietzsche

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   Posted 7/5/2010 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sending good vibes and prayers your way. 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 7/5/2010 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
This may be too late unless you do a final check in the morning! My thoughts are with you for the surgery, and for a speedy recovery. Hopefully they can do it the easier way, and the recovery time will be less. If not, then I am sure it was the best way, and you will feel so much better in the end. Take care, and take it easy on yourself.
45 years old. Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's in April 2005. Hiatus hernia diagnosed in 2008. Had Crohn's under control until March last year when I had a major flare up and ended up in hospital. Diagnosis is now CD and IBS. Getting it under control again.
Currently taking: Salofalk 2000 mg, Nexium, Calcium and Vitamin D, Matamucil, Yogurt for probiotics, Salofalk suppositories as needed.

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   Posted 7/6/2010 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
((HUGS)) and prayers to you. I wish you a quick recovery.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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   Posted 7/6/2010 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish you lots of luck and quick healing! smilewinkgrin
Diagnosed (FINALLY) UC Sept 09/Diagnosis amended 5-3-10 to Crohn's
Taking Pentasa 500mg/8x/day
Entocort 3X/day
Bentyl as needed
1000 mg Vitamin C
Prilosec 1X/day

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