I am SOOO proud of myself!!!

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sfgiantsjo
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   Posted 1/8/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Now, Amey - this isn't going to be anything to you, BUT - I did a 16 mile bike ride yesterday!! OMG, I NEVER would have been able to do that pre-surgery. Granted, it was a stationary bike at the gym, but I did a hill course and stayed around 90-100 rpms the whole time. Hallelujah! I am so excited to be able to have the energy to move again.
 
Now if I can just get my bags to stay on, I'd be set.
 
Oh, and if I could lose the pred weight. I mean before I was so tired all the time I didn't do anything. Now I eat healthy, and am exercising 5-6 days a week, and nothing - no weight loss. No fair!
UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
Probiotics 4 billion CFU Daily
Glutamine 500 mg 2x Daily
 
OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
 
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!


praying4healing
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   Posted 1/8/2008 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow ur inspiring me! I just lay n the bed like a lump on a log all day...mayb this bag won't b so bad. How long have u had urs?
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!


ConsideringABag
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   Posted 1/8/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
sfgiantsjo, how awesome!! :-) :-) That is wonderful that you are so fit now!!

I am so jealous- :) -I remember when I used to be able to work out like that, and I have slowly become a slug...I think if I ran 1/2 mile it would be hard for me at this point!!

You have just given me another reason to remind myself why surgery is the best option for me...! I plan to schedule it after my 'second-opinion' appointment which is on the 14th...but I know they are just going to tell me the same thing the first doctor did: "you need your colon/rectum removed! the sooner the better!"

Congrats and keep it up!!

Erin

sfgiantsjo
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   Posted 1/8/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had my ileo since August 24, 2007. I never thought I'd get here!
UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
Probiotics 4 billion CFU Daily
Glutamine 500 mg 2x Daily
 
OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
 
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!


Shaz032
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   Posted 1/9/2008 2:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Well done you :) I'm not fit at all and would be pushing it to do 2 miles lol
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
 
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ME!
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   Posted 1/9/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations sfgiantsjo!!

That is great you are taking advantage of getting your health back and exercising. Don't get discouraged about the weight. It will eventually start coming off.

I had TC Oct 07.

I love bike riding and I run on the treadmill. I use to do 40 mile bike rides and before the surgery was running 2 miles on the treadmill.

I am back up to 1 mile on the treadmill and am doing some weights. (DH bought us a bowflex last May for our wedding anniversary) I have MS so using the bowflex is safer for me than free weights.

Keep up the good work!!
Kim

summerstorm
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   Posted 1/9/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
wow that is super! i probably couldn't ride my bike up the driveway and back, granted that is a mile, but still nowwhere near 16 miles! losing pred weight is so hard! the only reason i lost mine is because i got pregnant, and the pred weight turned into baby weight, and that came off easily. Now i am having a super hard time, cause i can finally eat what i want.
good luck with that weight.

Amey
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   Posted 1/9/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Joann,

YOU ROCK! That is so awesome! Have you ever attempted a cycling class at your gym? 16 miles is quite a challenge. I know having an ileostomy is tough on you emotionally but look at the benefits. You are getting stronger both physically and emotionally. Thank you for sharing this with the forum, you are an inspiration.
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot


flchurchlady
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   Posted 1/9/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go, Joann!! yeah You're an inspiration to all of us (Amey included)!!
Cecilia
 
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy & ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


sfgiantsjo
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 420
   Posted 1/9/2008 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Amey -
 
I'm attempting my first spin class on Monday! Yikes! I'm super nervous.
UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
Probiotics 4 billion CFU Daily
Glutamine 500 mg 2x Daily
 
OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
 
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!


Amey
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   Posted 1/10/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
You are going to do great. Just remember....spin is an addiction! Here is the advice I always give new people who come to my class..1) Your job as a newbie to NOT to compete with the instructor. You only should compete with yourself and do the best that you can. 2) Your job is to finish the class even if you need to take a break during the class. 3) Have Fun and Don't Over Do It!

95% of the people who take my class become addicted and come regularly. I am a very, very hard instructor. I alway tell my classmate to do the very best that THEY can. I love spinning because it is so individual and everyone is so busy looking at the instructor that no one notices anyone else in the room. Also, the room is suppose to be dark. Our walls are painted black and we use low-light dimmers in our rooms.

Keep me updated.

Well...I am off to ride my bike!
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot


ME!
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   Posted 1/10/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Amey,

I've never done a spin class, so I was wondering why the reason for the class being dark? To help keep everyone focused?

sfgiantsjo,

Let us know how your spin class goes!!
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