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bunnypucker
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   Posted 10/13/2007 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
what would you say?
i just had a job interview and i see this as a more of a social question and i would really, really love to get to know all of you a bit more.
 
ill start:
 
I'm Melissa, (26 years old) and to my bests, known as Lissa. I live in the snow-drenched-but-nice-in-the-summer Depew that is just outside of Buffalo, NY. That's right, home of the chicken wing! A long time ago I would have told you I'm athletic, that I can't stop moving and as all we girls say, just wanted to have fun. I am an artist... At least I say I am and a tad bit spunky. I love stuffed animal peeps, the people on TV are my friends and I Firmly believe in love at first sight. Given the chance I would live in Cinderella’s castle in WDW, in a heartbeat. I tend to have periodic obsessions and currently those would be my TATTOOS!!!, my illnesses, and Bam Margera. I read like it is goin out of style and I am a hopeless, repeat, HOPELESS romantic. I LOVE to crochet and knit, BUT i only make scarves! Whatever I want to do you better believe I will try my hardest to do it, no matter how hard it may be. I'm scared of thunder and lightning, my best friend's names are Jeffrey, Anne, Amy, Ryan, Morgan, jenny, brian, Sniper and Phantom; and once upon a time I was in love with a duck. My dog, Sarge was a beast, but he died recently (he was my best friend) and my dog Abby is a lamb, and one of the most traumatic events of my life is when I had to flush my pishie, named Phill in high school. I have some beautiful friends, I'm a twin, and I love my family very much. I believe in fate, I adore tattoos, they are powerful, attractive and LIVING art. Throwing clay on a wheel ala "Ghost" is possibly one of the most erotic things I have ever done. Both are so badass. I’m Lissa, bunny p, lissy-loo and justme. I’m also, of course, one of those "sick kids" (though I doubt anyone calls me kid anymore). I have Crohn’s disease, and I'm Bipolar and the doc keeps checking to rule out out MS. And i am also currently obsessed with HW and i want all of you to be my friend too!
 
 
 
ok so it doesnt have to be that long but you get the picture, if youre bored, go for it!
 
 
 
bunny
Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
Bipolar
Probable MS
 
Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking remicade, protonix and evil prednisone for my CD. am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BD med. and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
 
"We are all worms but I do believe i am a Gloworm"
^always makes me smile^
 
 
 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/13/2007 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Im Kathy- grew up in Mass. went to college in NH (where I met my hubby) and live in Maine. We own our own home in the country and have a 50 pound rottweiler mix rescue and a 17 pound orange and white tom cat. I am a full time law student and a part time legal intern at a small but well known law firm. I was a criminal justice major and spanish minor in college and firmly believe in the hands on approach to learning. I attended a Catholic Liberal Arts college and always chose service learning over traditional term papers. That led me to work as a tutor and teachers assitant at a juvenile jail, teaching adults how to pass the GED in Spanish at county correctional facility, working in a childrens soup kitchen, and later an adults soup kitchen, and interning full time for a semester as an adult probation officer. After college I worked as a juvenile tracker in a gang ridden neighborhood and then worked as a juvenile corrections officer until I started law school. My husband is my best friend and all I really need to be happy in life. He worked as a police officer after college but now works in the insurance business for a variety of reasons including his own IBS. Im living off student loans while in school and that really stresses me out. I am so blessed to have my husbands health insurance. Im obsessed with my pets and everyone elses and I started my own dog play group. I enjoy learning and reading magazines that most people would find boring (like Money Magazine and the ABA Journal). I love digital photography, hiking, kayaking, crocheting, and SLEEPING. I HATE cleaning more than anything in the world and facing a sink full of dirty dishes makes me extremely grumpy. Other than that I am usually a very happy person. I tend to drive to fast but a close call with a speeding ticket has slowed me down a bit. I check my email, myspace, facebook, and healingwell obsessively. I tend to procrastinate and doing everything at the last minute but I work best under pressure. At first glance I look like a girly girl but most of my friends are guys. I don't have the time or the patience for female drama. In the winter time I ski like a fanatic, cross country and downhill. If only it wasn't so darn expensive. I have racing skis I got for a deal of a life time on ebay and plan to ski them till they fall apart. I will never ski without a helmet after a couple really bad crashes. I was an athlete in high school but since crohns my body cant really handle running and I am happy with just recreational sports and walking when I feel the pounds creeping on. Im allergic to red dye number 40 and I tend to always be a medical mystery. Nothing about me is ever clear cut. I miss writing in my journal because law school takes up all that free time but I make up for it by day dreaming on my 45 minute commute each way, each day. Thats me in a nutshell!
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
 
I started getting a ton of junkmail after putting my myspace profile link on here.  Im taking it off but if you want to contact me just email me and Ill give you a link to my myspace.  Sorry!


megamax
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Total Posts : 217
   Posted 10/14/2007 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I am 35 yrs old and I live in Vancouver ,canada. I was born in montreal,canada and went to french school.I met my husband while we were working at a amusement park. we decide a few years later to move to vancouver and we love it so much.Hopefully we will grow old in Vancouver.
few years ago I was dx with major depression and that was the most difficult time in my life but now I am doing great....I just started school again in english so I am starting over but I am very happy :-) :-) I love learning.last year my family ( husband and daighter) started to ski we fell in love....we ski at whistler and it's so much fun I can't hardly wait for ski season....very soon :-) . other than that I exercise twice a week with a trainer ...she's become one of my best friends...she comes to my house and I exercise for 1 hour.I am trying to loose weight .I try to eat better and drink lots f water... I have a cleaning lady that comes twice a week and does everything ( when I was depressed I was cantatonic , so we hired cleaning ladys) I am very lucky , I love my husband and I love my daughter.we have fun as a family.I love to day dream but I don't have time for it so I keep it before going to bed.my husband is a insurance broker he has ADHD and dyslexia and he's doing really well . My daughetr also had ADHD and dyslexia and she goes a dyslexic school...she loves it and she wants to stay there until grade 12 .I love harry potter


Megamax
 
 
35 yrs female, dx with crohn's on july 13th 07 increasing my  entocort 9mg 6mg 3    . starting imuran 250 mg had a allergic reaction  can no longer take it .  pariet ,dx with depression in 2002 ,effexor tappering off, welbutrin,resperidone and lemotrogine.
 
 

Post Edited (megamax) : 10/14/2007 10:24:09 AM (GMT-6)


bunnypucker
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Date Joined Dec 2003
Total Posts : 494
   Posted 10/14/2007 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   

yay! im so excited people are replying to this post, i feel like al lof you are my neighbors and we just gotta walk across the street to get to know each other. after reading the above posts i feel like wha ti put is kinda silly, not much solid info so i think im gonna add more.

i have my bachelors degree in fine arts and my masters degree in art education. i took 2 years off to heal mentally and physically after CD and Bipolar took hold of me but im starting to get back in the world now. I am substitute teaching now and its hard but i like it. i think once i have my very own class ill love it. i also teach art lessons at a local art store, its not much but its a job:) im VERY proud of myself that im out in the world again after 2 years of being a shut in and that im making money and i have to take less of it from my parents. (i live at home). and i love going to therapy i think that a few times she has saved my life and i just enjoy being able to talk guilt free about myself for 45 minutes without havng to have a real conversation.

 

ok thats prolly more than anyone wants to know about me but i felt the need to add something more serious about my life.

 

 

keep em coming!!!

 

 

bunny


Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
Bipolar
Probable MS
 
Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking remicade, protonix and evil prednisone for my CD. am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BD med. and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
 
"We are all worms but I do believe i am a Gloworm"
^always makes me smile^
 
 
 


FitzyK23
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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 4219
   Posted 10/14/2007 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Bunny, I can't imagine what it must be like living with bipolar and I admire you having the courage to get back out in the world. I think it is interesting that you are an artist too! Does your bipolar reflect in your art? For example, when you are feeling really down do you make dark art and when you are feeling really up bright and crazy art? It would probably be very interesting art if your moods changed while you were working on it. Clearly I have only some knowledge about the disease but I just thought it might add a lot of dimension to your art.
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
 
I started getting a ton of junkmail after putting my myspace profile link on here.  Im taking it off but if you want to contact me just email me and Ill give you a link to my myspace.  Sorry!


bunnypucker
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Date Joined Dec 2003
Total Posts : 494
   Posted 10/14/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   

fitzy

it really does factor in on what i do but usually in a different way than you suggested. definitely i have "dark" and "llight" periods and when im manic i have just crazy times when i go off on a project like theres no tomorrow. the way it affects me most is apathy. i have so little inspiration now, i have the URGE to make things but nothing to make. if that makes any sense. its soemthing im trying to work out but fortunatley im in a good place with my bipolar im well managed and am pretty even but its always day to day, especially with anxiety. its really a really unpredictable diesase, like CD and you never know what youre gonna wake up with.

 

and btw thank you for saying that about the courage. it takes a LOT and im trying really hard :)

 

 

bunny


Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
Bipolar
Probable MS
 
Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking remicade, protonix and evil prednisone for my CD. am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BD med. and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
 
"We are all worms but I do believe i am a Gloworm"
^always makes me smile^
 
 
 


Metallichic
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 76
   Posted 10/15/2007 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, since I'm new here, I guess I'll use this opportunity to intoduce myself. :)

My name is Shannon, I'm 30 years old, happily married to Brian, mother of four children (3 boys and a girl, ages 11, 9, 5 and 2), from Poughkeepsie, NY. I've been a stay at home mom since my oldest son was born, but am halfway through my associates degree in Human Services. I had to drop out of school during my last pregnancy because of placenta previa, but hope to go back and finish at least that first degree soon. I'm not sure when that will be, because I can't imagine being a full-time student or working while feeling like I do, but someday....

I love camping, and I do it just about every weekend from April to October. I'm a metalhead, and that will never change!I love to cook, to eat (when I'm feeling up to it), and love a good bottle of wine. I'm an avid reader. I'm a fan of the supernatural and the occult. I have 2 cats and a Jack Russell Terrier. I quit smoking 6 weeks ago. I'm a reality show junkie, and not the ones like Survivor or The Amazing Race...I mean like Flavor of Love and I Love New York. :P I'm a HUGE Nascar fan; my favorite drivers are Tony Stewart, Elliott Sadler, Kevin Harvick, Dale Jr. and Denny Hamlin.

As far as my health, I started getting sick after my second son was born in 1998. I originally thought it was IBS and kind of blew it all off. During the end of my third pregnancy, it got markedly worse. about 2 weeks after my daughter was born in 2002, we pulled in to the parking lot of WalMart and I had an attack of pain and diarrhea, which my husband had never seen before. He told me to get to the doctor! My PCP didn't think anything was wrong with me, but since I insisted that I was in a lot of pain and had blood and mucous, she referred me to a GI. I saw the doctor she recommended, who did a colonoscopy and sent me home with a diagnosis of IBS, a prescription for Librax, and the news that she was leaving the practice, and I'd have to follow up with the nurse practitioner in the practice. I wasn't pleased, but that was the best thing that could have ever happened! The NP didn't buy the doctor's diagnosis, and over many months, and with the consultation of the other doctors in the group, she did tons of bloodwork and through trial and error with medications, eventually diagnosed me with Crohn's. This was officially diagnosed in 2004 when it was finally seen in my colonoscopy. I started Remicade in 2004, and was in remission and feeling great, when I found out I was pregnant - a huge surprise, considering my medications and health! I felt great throughout most of the pregnancy, up until the last 3 weeks. When my son was born, I became very ill, and had a Remicade infusion 2 weeks later. My body had built up antibodies, and I ended up with serum sickness. It was no fun trying to care for a newborn when all my joints were swollen and I couldn't move without the worst pain of my life! Since then, I have been fighting to stay on the "well" side of this. I'm now officially diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis, IBS, and diverticulitis. I was in remission as of my last colonoscopy, but am in the midst of a nasty infection right now, feeling very poorly and having a lot of pain. I'm also an asthmatic, have Factor VIII deficiency, have hypertension, fibromyalgia, had a hysterectomy 6 weeks ago because of endometriosis and adenomyosis, had my gall bladder removed, a pubovaginal bladder sling done for incontinance, suffer from constant joint pain and headaches, and will have a torn labrum and torn rotator cuff repaired on November 20 (I did it when I had serum sickness, it only took 2 years for the ortho to do the MRI and diagnose it properly!).

That's me in a nutshell...


Shannon
Asthma (diagnosed at 12)
Fibromyalgia (diagnosed 9/01)
Crohn's Disease/Colitis (diagnosed 12/02)
Diverticulitis (diagnosed 6/07)
Chronic pelvic pain/endometriosis, leading to hysterectomy (9/07)
Torn rotator cuff/labrum (repair 11/20/07)
Bladder sling (8/06), cholystectomy (2/06), tubal ligation (2/06), failed ablation (3/07)
Taking Lialda, Prednisone, Entocort, Remicade, Bentyl, NuLev, HCTZ, Lisinopril, Cymbalta, Effexor, Xifaxan, Flagyl, and pain meds.

Post Edited (Metallichic) : 10/15/2007 1:34:04 PM (GMT-6)


Nanners
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   Posted 10/15/2007 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
My name is Gail and I just turned 50 two weeks ago. (eek) I am married to my second husband, who also happens to be my first love. I have 3 grown daughters and 5 grandbabies (oldest daughter is my current husband's daughter, long story). I am a native southern Californian, who has worked in a Wall Street firm for over 20 years.

Every other weekend I take my soon to be 5 year old grandson. The other 4 live far away, so I get to at least spoil one of them often. My husband has taught him to be fluent in Spanish. Its funny to see this little toe headed blonde with sky blue eyes speak spanish to people. And he speaks it as well as a native speaker. My most favorite thing to do is be with my wonderful husband. I have been truly blessed to get a second chance at happiness with him.

As for my Crohns I have been diagnosed 32 years this coming Halloween. I had two big flares in my first 4 years with the disease and then enjoyed a 20 year remission. The last 7-8 years were a little rough but am doing pretty good now, but living more with the extraintestinal stuff now as I get older. Joints, anemia, resections etc. I really want to travel now, but have to get that courage back after the troubles I've had over the past few years. My husband is Mexican and I would really like to explore more of Mexico and Spain and Europe. Hopefully within the next few years I will get to do that. I am also starting to get an interest in photography.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


HabsHockeyFan
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 3130
   Posted 10/15/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Well...since I am considering interviewing again this should be good practice :-)

I',m Erin and I am the youngest of a big family. I married for the first time late in life and would recommend waiting to anyone who asks (except for the not having kids part). I think your family is never fully appreciated until you need them---and I have needed them. I don't have any kids, but I have 9 nieces and nephews who are all my kids to some degree (the twins who are 22 are the most important people in my life). I don't have a lot of friends, but I have many friends who I have shared many years---they are a great joy and support. I lost my Mom in the recent past and it has impacted me much more than anyone who knew me would have expected---yes you do appreciate things after they are gone more.

I am a big sports fan and used to play hockey and/or curling 5 nights of the week. I am an actress at heart, but haven't done anything for the stage in several years. Acting gives you a fantastic ability to adapt in social settings and I use it all the time in that way. Gardening and working in the yard are a Zen-type release for me.

I work in the health insurance industry, but I went to school to be an elementary teacher. I learned a lot from college in the 80's, but if I could go back, I would change what classes I chose. I love mathematics and science and am especially addicted to deductive logic. If I could afford it, I would go back to teaching math in high school.

I love all four seasons and could never live without snow...although a little less wouldn't be awful. Bunnypucker---I lived through the Blizzard of '77 in Buffalo!
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....


bunnypucker
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Date Joined Dec 2003
Total Posts : 494
   Posted 10/15/2007 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   

habs,

i would SERIOUSLY have loved to been areound for that blizzard. the closest ive come os the october storm we had last year that wrecked EVERYTHING, some people werwe out of power for 2 weeks! it was crazy.

 

bunny


Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
Bipolar
Probable MS
 
Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking remicade, protonix and evil prednisone for my CD. am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BD med. and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
 
"We are all worms but I do believe i am a Gloworm"
^always makes me smile^
 
 
 

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