Started epogen injections today 8 DAYS TILL SURGERY!

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ruissarr
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 9/1/2009 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
So my big box came fedexed from florida today, just in time because today is ten days before my surgery, the day I am supposed to start... Anyways I used the Walmart specialty pharmacy out of Florida, and they are great! The customer service reps are very knowlegable and caring. And it came in a styrofoam ice chest and they had ice packs keeping it cold and alcahol swabs, syringes, bandaides, and even a sharps biohazard container, pretty cool. I had my medical assistant sister-n-law give me my first inj, I am gonna try I myself tomorrow.
Ph and chasblah, we find out the sex of the baby next Wednesday, the 9th! I'm glad u are excited too!! F it's a boy, he will be Malachi Xavier, and a girl will be Lydia Elizabeth :)


my name is Isaac, 24 year old guy, UC since I was 17
remicade for two years, worked OK but got married and was told it could cause birth defects so I quit feb 08. my wife reminded me that i still had D most of the time while on remicade.
ALWAYS sick with something either mild or serious, all related to UC and the medication
Wanted to start a family Jan 09 so dr stopped 6mp, wife got preg in may so I am back on 6mp also lialda and 20 mg pred

we will have our new baby January 25, 2010 :)


1st stepj pouch surgery is scheulded for sept 11, 2009! soon i will be med-free! Will have part two around November 11 if all goes well, dr said I will stay home from work for three months, oh and I'm getting laid off, last day of work is march 26, 2010, just enough time...

Post Edited (ruissarr) : 9/2/2009 8:44:24 AM (GMT-6)


summerstorm
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Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 9/1/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
11 more days to go to until you are BETTER!!! YAY!!!

And how exciting is it to find out abotu the baby soon, those are great names!

good luck!

Chasblah
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   Posted 9/4/2009 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Great names for the baby!

Maybe I missed something, but why are you taking epogen shots? Do you also have crf?
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


ruissarr
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 9/5/2009 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Dr is having me take it to stimulate red blood cells, since I don't accept blood transfusions., it's not that bad now, I'm pretty used to injecting myself :)
my name is Isaac, 24 year old guy, UC since I was 17
remicade for two years, worked OK but got married and was told it could cause birth defects so I quit feb 08. my wife reminded me that i still had D most of the time while on remicade.
ALWAYS sick with something either mild or serious, all related to UC and the medication
Wanted to start a family Jan 09 so dr stopped 6mp, wife got preg in may so I am back on 6mp also lialda and 20 mg pred

we will have our new baby January 25, 2010 :)


1st stepj pouch surgery is scheulded for sept 11, 2009! soon i will be med-free! Will have part two around November 11 if all goes well, dr said I will stay home from work for three months, oh and I'm getting laid off, last day of work is march 26, 2010, just enough time...


Chasblah
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 788
   Posted 9/5/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
oh yeah. i forgot. my husbands bff are witnesses.
 
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

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