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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 7/18/2010 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all! I haven't been on in a long time and just wanted to let you all know I am doing well.  My Crohns is under control w/ diet and medication.  I am very busy with work and enjoying it.  In the past I posted frequently even when I was well but now I have a lot less time for that.  I still think about all of you and recommend this site to everyone I meet with Crohns!  I hope all is well and I will try to check in more often.

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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 7/18/2010 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
It's lovely to hear from you, Fitzy, and I'm glad work is going well.

It's terrific, too, to know that you don't really need HW these days. I'm really glad life is working out for you.

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

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3200
   Posted 7/18/2010 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Fitzy, it has been awhile. It's good to hear from you again!!

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...

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 443
   Posted 7/19/2010 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Nice to hear from you! I hope the new job (not so new now) has been challenging and satisfying. Best wishes for continued good health.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 7/19/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Fitzy! I have been away lately most of the time myself too. Hope you are enjoying work and stay healthy!
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa, cholestyramine, iron and vitamin supplements. 
Prepare for the future, but live in the present

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 6927
   Posted 7/19/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Fitzy, I just thought of you the other day (I needed a lawyer), and was wondering how you were doing. Glad to hear things are ok!
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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Make sure your suffering has meaning…

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 3763
   Posted 7/19/2010 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear from you! I'm glad things are calm CD wise and that you are just busy. Hope to see you around a bit more, you have been missed.

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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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 1338
   Posted 7/19/2010 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are doing well. Don't let them overwork you. ;) I can say that because I'm on mat leave and have 0 briefs to file.
Mom to two healthy Pentasa babies. 6+ years remission, woo hoo!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1884
   Posted 7/19/2010 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Fitzy, I was just thinking about you the other day, too. It's great you're doing so well!
Daughter (22) Dx'd Crohn's 3/06. Misdiagnosed for two years, including by top pediatric Crohn's specialist as stress. No symptoms for the past three years. March '09 colonoscopy showed stricture gone but two spots of inflammation in TI. Used LDN to taper off Entocort last fall. (Was on Entocort since April 06.) Never had D. 4.5 mg LDN, SCD multivit, homemade yogurt, 2000IU vit D3, 1000 mg calcium, 27-54 mg iron, monthly B12 shots, daily oral B12 twice a day (one B complex, then later one B 500), 10mg zinc. SCD diet. 

Veteran Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 565
   Posted 7/20/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
glad to hear you are doing well :)
.: stephanie :.
34 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, trazodone, iron, calcium, folic acid, b12 injections at home & some other vits

currently in remission! :D

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 4219
   Posted 7/23/2010 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear I was missed :) Inflamed, enjoy your leave! Navy, I hope you found someone to help you. You may be eligible for some low cost services as a veteran.

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