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   Posted 7/16/2010 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
 Its official , my wifes cancer has recurred. Doc has refered her to M D Anderson in Houston. We are waiting for them to call with a date . We are hoping to get her into remission with treatment . I dont know much more than this but will let you guys know when I can. Thanks again for the prayers and good thoughts . There is hope and i am clinging to it . Thanks for being there for me guys.
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 7/16/2010 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry for you and Camilla, I'm glad you know that we are all hoping the best for you both, be strong and hang in there..thoughts are with you both.
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
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.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~

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   Posted 7/16/2010 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry, Sniper.

Sending you strength and love for the hard days ahead.

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Medications for Crohn's ~~ Diet and Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's ~~ Dealing with Abscesses and Fistulae ~~

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   Posted 7/17/2010 1:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hoping and praying everything goes well. Rob
Male, 55 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 May, 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. In the past, 5-asa Salofalk, Asacol, Entocort,  Imuran and Prednisone.

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   Posted 7/17/2010 2:34 AM (GMT -6)   
hoping it gets solved quickly.

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   Posted 7/17/2010 3:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Your wife has beaten cancer once, she can do it again. I'll be thinking of you both. xx
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 7/17/2010 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
(((hugs))) and prayers to you both, Sniper and Camilla.
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.

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   Posted 7/17/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I'll be keeping both you and your wife in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the specialist can come up with a treatment plan that works quickly and gets the job done!

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 7/17/2010 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
My friend
will have C in my heart thoughts n prayers
and you too
so so sorry
but like a wise man said
                 Co Mod for... CROHNS..ANXIETY/ PANIC.....ALZHEIMERS
        DX.. a/p ....crohns ...fibro... pyoderma gangrenosum..seizures....deaf
            meds..lyrica..pentasa...valproic acid..ativan...diazepam....t 3 s prn
                  Help HEALING
                        WE CAN N WILL GET THRU THIS TOGETHER

ski bum
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   Posted 7/17/2010 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
You and your wife will be in good hands. Sending prayers of healing and strength to both of you. 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 7/17/2010 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
((Sniper)) your wife sounds like a strong lady, who won't let this beat her. stay positive the best you can, sending good thoughts your way Bev x
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 7/17/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
My hopes, thoughts and prayers are heading your way my friend, ((((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 7/17/2010 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
((((((((((((((((((((Sniper and Camila)))))))))))))))))))))))
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   Posted 7/17/2010 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hugs and prayers for both of you.
Jon,  Co-moderator for Crohn's Disease, Depression, & Celiac Disease forums
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   Posted 7/17/2010 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Sending good thoughts to your wife and you... I hope the treatments bring healthier days.
1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
Compounded budesonide 3mg/daily, Cimzia. Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09

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   Posted 7/17/2010 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
As always you both are in my prayers. God is a great healer, trust him in her care. Hugs!
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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!
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   Posted 7/17/2010 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Wishing you both all the best.
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.

Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!

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   Posted 7/17/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
my thoughts and prayers are with you both.
40 to three wonderful kids, and wife to an amazing , supportive husband of 18 years..
Diagnosed with gluten intolerance April 2009

Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2010- Mayo Confirmed May 2010
Back on Prednisone, Colestipol.Nexium, Propranolol, Vivelle patch
No longer on Imuran due to pancreatitis
Have taken Entocort, Bentyl, Flagyl, Lomidil, Pentasa
Have had myriad of health problems attributed to many different things over the past ten years. Our family has a history of Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis and Bowel Cancer.

Debra Ann
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   Posted 7/17/2010 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
You and your wife are in my prayers.

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   Posted 7/18/2010 2:36 AM (GMT -6)   
So sorry that you are both having to fight another battle.
Fingers crossed for a good outcome

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   Posted 7/18/2010 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for being there for us . We are going to get her the best care possible but prayers and good thoughts and hope from you guys are such a great help , I cant express my gratitude . I dont think I've ever been this afraid .
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 7/18/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
(((hugs))) and (((hugs)))
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.

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   Posted 7/18/2010 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
23 y/o
Diagnosed in 2007
Misdiagnosed w/ Lactose Intolerance @ 11 y/o
Misdiagnosed w/ IBS @ 16 y/o
3 hospital stays in the last 6 months
been on Asacol, Pentassa, Remicaide, Humira, Prednisone on and off (I think it's the devil) and lost more random things.
Right now 6MP ,Monthly B-12,Fish Oil, about to start Cimzia, just went off prednisone AGAIN, just stopped Humira
Married with a 3 y/o
~Want to get this back in control so I can try for another baby! :)

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   Posted 7/18/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Sniper: I trust that all goes well, that ease, comfort and healing are yours and your wife's. Jehovah jireh.
Meds: Celebrex, Omeprazole, Liadla, Entocort EC 9mg/day, Vit D, Mulitvit, Omega 3's, Ambian, Neurontin.

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   Posted 7/18/2010 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
So sorry to hear your news. I am hoping for the best for your wife and 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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