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KrissyUC
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   Posted 12/19/2011 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Everyone,
I hope everyone is happy and healthy :)
I was hospitalized this past October and November because of my UC...and I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Because of my experience this past fall, I have taken a new positive journey in life- that of balance and spirituality.
I truly believe we do not get these illnesses "just because" and that they all are rooted from deeper issues within ourselves. I have no shame in saying that I am sure mine was caused from my fears, my past, anxiety, depresssion, guilt, anger, etc etc....I believe once we release all this negative energy within us we can conquer these illnesses and move forward with our life disease free.
A great place to start is a book called You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. This book has opened my heart and my mind to a whole new way. I have also let God and Jesus into my life through prayer and praying for those around me. I believe these things are allowing me to heal every day. Every day gets better and better and I truly believe the meds I am on right now are only assisting me through this process and one day will be a part of the past as well. I choose to live in the present moment and be as positive as I can be. I believe this will make me healthier in mind and body and make my relationships with my family and friends better as well.
 
Here is a positive affirmation for Colitis that I have been repeating to myself daily..think of how many negative thoughts run through your head every day. They must run through hundreds of times even though you don't realize it. Start paying attention to things and you will see that you are missing out on so many positive signs around you...
 
"I am part of the perfect Rhythem and Flow of LIfe. All is in divine right order"
 
Also tell yourself over and over that you LOVE AND APPROVE of yourself. This is the most important step. LOVE YOURSELF FIRST AND  TRUST IN THE PROCESS OF LIFE. Only then will you be able to share your love with everything around you...people, nature, God, your body..etc...
 
God Bless you all this Holiday Season...
 
I would love to chat more with anyone who wants to :)
 
Positive Energy your way!!!
 
Kristina

imagardener2
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   Posted 12/19/2011 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you are better but...I know positively that my UC is physical not mental. Yes, stress was a component in the sense that my resistance was lowered so that UC had a way in. I do not believe that positive thinking alone will cure me but am a believer in positive thinking being the raging optimist that I am :-)

I just wouldn't want anyone to think that because they are sad or depressed that they were personally responsible for getting UC. UC is a physical disease and someday it's cause will be identified and become curable. They used to think stomach ulcers were caused by nervousness or being high-strung. Scientists won a Nobel Prize for discovering the bacteria that caused stomach ulcers and now they are curable.

There's nothing wrong with being positive, just don't make it anyone's fault for getting UC.
In remission April 2010 after 10 years of UC with no remission ever
Jan 2010 began SpecCarbDiet (modified to remove dairy, fruit & juices,)
Gluten-free=bleeding stopped in 3 days, 95% remission in 5.5 months on SCD
SCDiet: Gluten/grain-free, low starch, low carb, honey as sweetener
(9)Balsalazide+(6)Citrucel, mesalamine enema as needed
(1) VSL#3 nightly-adding fruit back in small quantity 2011

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 12/19/2011 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a very loving person and I don't think I caused this illness by being negative, angry, depressed, anxious or not accepting jesus into my life. I find this idea to be a bit insulting.

Good to see you Krissy. I am happy you've found something that works for you. Happy holidays and I wish you a long future of health & happiness.
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Diagnosed with Pancolitis, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux & Migraines. Battling Extreme Exhaustion.
Currently: Asacol (2400mg) + 6mp (50mg) + Pristiq (50mg) + Canasa (1g PM) + cerazette

KrissyUC
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   Posted 12/19/2011 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Ohhh my apologies,,,,sincerest! I did not mean to insult anyone...I was only sharing my personal experience...it could be anything from your past...everyone has a past...everyone has had negative thoughts or aspects in there life and even thought I am on this positive route I am sure the negative will try to creep back in for sure but I will push it away and keep moving forward.

I really did not mean to insult anyone and again, sorry if I did

I could have used the wrong words but I know my intentions were nothing but good. Would not hurt to try the affirmation I have presented..:)
28 yr old female

Pancolitis since Aug 2006

Salofalk 10 pills a day

Salofalk 4g Enemas every other night starting Oct 4th 2010

Vit D, Vit C, Ultimate Flora Critical Care 2 caps at bedtime

STATUS: = )

soystud
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   Posted 12/19/2011 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
yup, we're all here becuase life is abundantly happy and healthy !

man, if i'd only known that the reason i've had my life turned upside down by this disease is cuz i kept telling myself, "i want to be sick, i want to be sick" and that all i had to say instead was, " i want to be well, i want to be well" .......oh my gosh, what was i thinking !

just ask Dorothy, she knows how it works -

hey, i do agree that trying to have a positive outlook on life can certainly do wonders , but let's be real here - if it was that simple, this would be a very lonely forum -

i do hope everyone can have a merry Christmas -
diagnosed with pancolitis december 21, 2003
currently taking: --pysillum , mega probiotics !

pb4
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   Posted 12/19/2011 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm. that theory doesn't hold very true for the pediactric IBD that's out there and on the rise, babies that don't have much of a past and are inflicted with an IBD for example.

I know you were not trying to offend anyone Krissy and I am not offended and believe some of the things you are saying, stress is a major factor but it's not all about stress, it's about the immune system not functioning properly and in turn causing IBD which is why children with IBD proves that it is not stress alone and it's also very individual for each patient as well.


So much still needs to be learned about this disease.

I'm so glad you have found comfort from the book and wish you the best with everything and continue to stay ontop of not letting this disease beat you down.
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 :)~~~~~~~~

Dr-A
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   Posted 12/19/2011 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I try and use positive affirmations daily. The main reason is just to keep my stress levels down.

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 12/19/2011 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I know you didn't mean to be insulting. Thanks for the apology. I think this illness is different for every person and for some, what you're saying may help but nothing helps everyone. Of course focusing on the positive would be a good thing for everyone. I get a lot of pressure from my in-laws about reducing anxiety, eating healthy, thinking positive, and doing yoga and it frustrates me because it's silly for them to think those things are going to cure me. I have also tried these things with absolutely no benefit to my UC. I continue to think positive and I have ups and downs in my condition.
Co-moderator: Ulcerative Colitis
Diagnosed with Pancolitis, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux & Migraines. Battling Extreme Exhaustion.
Currently: Asacol (2400mg) + 6mp (50mg) + Pristiq (50mg) + Canasa (1g PM) + cerazette

quincy
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   Posted 12/20/2011 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Krissy...seems a cop out affirmation actually.

You should expect all the responses so far, alone, based on the positive support you've continually gotten in the past.

I think you need a reality check....that, to me, would be positive.

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

pmedic
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   Posted 12/20/2011 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I think it is a cumulative effect, the proper balance of positive thoughts/faith, diet, medication, exercise, natural supplements, good medical care and the release of stress, anger and negativity.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008
Avascular necrosis bilateral knees from Prednisone. Surgery on left knee was Oct 2011,
No colon surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions.
Currently on Lialda, Ambien, xanax(prn) D3, probiotic, Rowasa, B12, fish oi

KrissyUC
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   Posted 12/20/2011 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
P medic...I agree with you..


And again..not trying to insult anyone at all...just wanting to share that we can beat this with mind over matter and I truly believe that.

Q- I am completely checked into reality at this present moment..I was not before and that is where all my trouble was..

I know my intentions were good..:) I just want everyone to be positive and try and beat this thing with me...I will beat this and I can..and so can you :)

Have a great day!
28 yr old female

Pancolitis since Aug 2006

Salofalk 10 pills a day

Salofalk 4g Enemas every other night starting Oct 4th 2010

Vit D, Vit C, Ultimate Flora Critical Care 2 caps at bedtime

STATUS: = )

stereofidelic89
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   Posted 12/20/2011 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with you Krissy 100%! Attitude is the one thing we have complete control over, and I know within me, part of my disease comes from being stressed, anxious and whatever else. I also know that YES there are many different factors that account for why people get this disease, but one I know for sure of is that we're not eating correctly. Its only a matter of time before our systems shut down and say "i cant handle this crap anymore". Our soils are completely depleted of any of the beneficial nutrients that were once in them and this is true. Westernized doctors refuse to follow any path that leads to success with their patients because not only would they be out of business, but its all they know, how to treat with man-made medicine.

Numerous times my GI doctor told me to be careful about taking Fish Oil, L-glutamine, Aloe Vera, Probiotics, and said "Don't worry about your diet"...If I believed everything he said I'd be at a much worse place than I am now. I believe medicine is necessary to get a serious condition under control, i value it, and I use it when i really need it, however I also know its important to recognize that medicine isnt the only method for prevention. Every day I want to give up, but I know that if I turn to my faith and use reinforcement within myself to stay strong -I can get through this, and so can others.
21 year old male- college senior, diagnosed severe UC - Sept. 2011
7.5mg prednisone
800mg asacol 3xdaily
Rainbow Light Mens Daily multi
L-Glutamine powder
3000mg Fish Oil
Aloe Vera Juice
Low fiber diet
Primal Defense Probiotics
----
"be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle"

greenuc
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   Posted 12/20/2011 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
That's a really great attitude Krissy, hopefully I can get to the point where my attitude is as positive as yours.
Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.
-Napoleon Hill

Diagnosed: Moderately Severe UC in September '11
Medication: Lialda 4x once daily
Other: Anti-inflammatory diet, fish oil (3g), BCQ, Curcumin (2g), L-glutamine (8g)

Current UC Remission Status (1 Bad, 5 Perfect): 1 2 3 4 5

KrissyUC
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   Posted 12/20/2011 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you...I am glad I have reached a few at least...:)
28 yr old female

Pancolitis since Aug 2006

Salofalk 10 pills a day

Salofalk 4g Enemas every other night starting Oct 4th 2010

Vit D, Vit C, Ultimate Flora Critical Care 2 caps at bedtime

STATUS: = )

tournevice
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   Posted 12/20/2011 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I get your positive vibe and great for you!!

It took me ages to accept my condition and sometimes im still struggling to do so. The last thing I want is to feel responsable or guilty about my UC. Poeple around us are very good at judging us responsable for our condition. However I agree like you to be positive and look forward.

I think with this condition you can't put everyone's eggs in the same basket. Just look at the various treatments and various responses to them. What works for you might not work for others. And what works for you might only work for a few years and you can go back to step one.

Im on that path now. My healing is very very slow and i tried many treatments, both medicinal and mental and they all did help in their own way.
I had this same kind of awakening when i had a severe pneumonia a few years ago and almost died. I thought wow its gonna change my life wich did in a certain way.

But never forget that colitis is unpredictable and it can strike at any moment even when you are in control and do your best.
So overall I want to embrace my responsability is treating my uc but I think the hardest work is to accept that UC is, afterall, UC and it sometimes has a mind of its own :P

stefanie

Penngurl75
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   Posted 12/20/2011 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
genetics pretty sure our genes r the cause now the scientists gotta figure out how to control it.

Squattie
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   Posted 12/20/2011 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Krissy,

I have that book and it's a great read. It's really interesting to read what she has to say about different emotions that correlate with different afflictions.

I am basically a lazy person who doesn't care for a lot of exercises on any level. And I've never cared much for past regression exercises. I found that if I start exactly where I am now, that the past doesn't carry much weight with me. But that's just me and my experience.

I'm thrilled that you found something that will work for you if you are willing to let it. I went from Louise Hay to the Abraham-Hicks publications. She actually recommends one of their books towards the back of her book. I went to their web site and got hooked. A lot easier for me for what I resonate with.

Good luck on your journey and God speed with your healing. My best friend had lunch with Louise a couple of years back. She couldn't say enough wonderful things about her. yeah

pmedic
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   Posted 12/20/2011 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
KrissyUC- I totally get what you were saying!
Keep up the positive thoughts!
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008
Avascular necrosis bilateral knees from Prednisone. Surgery on left knee was Oct 2011,
No colon surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions.
Currently on Lialda, Ambien, xanax(prn) D3, probiotic, Rowasa, B12, fish oi

pb4
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   Posted 12/20/2011 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Sterofidelic,

Quoting you..."but one I know for sure of is that we're not eating correctly. Its only a matter of time before our systems shut down and say "i cant handle this crap anymore"." doesn't hold true for the pediatric IBD that's on a rapid rise, many toddlers, even babies are getting IBD (at an alarmingly high rate) and their diet is nothing like a teenager/adults diet is.

I truly agree that diet/food has it's role regarding IBD but there's much more to it than that alone, especially when you factor in pediatric IBD....also, what one person's environmental trigger(s) is can differ from anothers.
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 :)~~~~~~~~

DBwithUC
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   Posted 12/21/2011 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Sterofidelic,

Quoting you..."but one I know for sure of is ..."

My issue is you and Krissy and others use this word KNOW. It is not the same as saying THINK, or "have been thinking" or "resonates with me" or "seems pertinent in my case", but rather it is the acceptance/statement of something on FAITH and then frankly insisting that it is a FACT and applies to everyone and all situations.

Aside from misleading some folks, and possibly passing along incorrect information, it is a kind of denial/delusion that might be helpful, but has more chance of hurting you in the long run because it discounts objective reality in favor of what you WISH. You know it is STRESS (or DIET) and you intend to control STRESS (or DIET) so you KNOW you can CURE a currently incurable disease, and you further KNOW everyone can. This seems to me halfway between the "bargaining" and "denial" stages of grieving. .... and in Krissy's case if someone is not cured it is because they have not sufficiently purged the negative.

I wish everyone a good attitude and concur that positive is better than negative, and I would like to respect everyone's stages of grieving for their disease - but it just really pushes my button when some take what they think/suspect/believe and claim it is KNOWN.

quincy
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   Posted 12/21/2011 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I miss how the "others" who don't "believe" are negative and not positive, which are all subjective and happen in degrees. I agree with the helpful denial part....

It's like saying...get to the back of the bus because we're better.

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

suebear
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   Posted 12/21/2011 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hah! I'm the most positive person I know, had a very clean diet and low stress, and guess what? I lost my colon and rectum to UC! While I do believe that attitude, diet, and a healthy dose of exercise are important, it's not a cure-all for UC.

Sue

s_morgana
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   Posted 12/21/2011 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I find this quite offensive and extremely condsascending bit like preavcher going out to the 'ignorant tribes' to 'civilise' them
Diagnosed UC 2010 and mild reflux
gall bladder removed mid 2009

also on medication for longstanding depression/anxiety and asthma
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stereofidelic89
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   Posted 12/21/2011 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
pb4 said...
Sterofidelic,

Quoting you..."but one I know for sure of is that we're not eating correctly. Its only a matter of time before our systems shut down and say "i cant handle this crap anymore"." doesn't hold true for the pediatric IBD that's on a rapid rise, many toddlers, even babies are getting IBD (at an alarmingly high rate) and their diet is nothing like a teenager/adults diet is.

I truly agree that diet/food has it's role regarding IBD but there's much more to it than that alone, especially when you factor in pediatric IBD....also, what one person's environmental trigger(s) is can differ from anothers.


Yes, and they're getting it through their mothers. When a baby is in the womb for 9 months, that mother needs to think about some of the things she's putting in her body, and most people can't tell the difference from what good food nutrient is to bad, babies are being introduced to some of the worst additives from foods/chemicals at a very young age. Other factors include genetics and environmental factors, if theres a buildup of toxins and metals and other environmental junk in the system thats reason enough for the immune system to go awry and transfer to offspring.

DBUC, your taking it quite offensively, when I've never even mentioned the word "cure" in my post. You can think whatever you would like to, but i'm certainly not in denial, and you can look to my signature for all of the improvement-steps i've been taking to get my condition under control. What I said in my post was that "I" meaning myself, believe attitude is a factor (along with stress & anxiety) that may have brought this disease on to ME -not particularly anyone else, just ME. "but I know that if I turn to my faith and use reinforcement within myself to stay strong -I can get through this, and so can others."

Let me encourage others to find what works best for them, no one is here to preach, I just want to share what has worked for me. Denial is "refusal of belief", and I believe in things that work for me, so... thats the wrong term.
21 year old male- college senior, diagnosed severe UC - Sept. 2011
7.5mg prednisone
800mg asacol 3xdaily
Rainbow Light Mens Daily multi
L-Glutamine powder
3000mg Fish Oil
Aloe Vera Juice
Low fiber diet
Primal Defense Probiotics
----
"be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle"

Malkavian
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   Posted 12/21/2011 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
You're right. We don't get these illnesses 'just because'.

We get them because of a combination of genetic mutations and environmental triggers.

If it were an emotional or spiritual issue, dogs, cats, and mice would not get IBD.

But of course science is just there to try to sell us chemicals that are slowly killing us *eyeroll*
Heather, 23 year old grad student
Ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon, diagnosed 3/6/2009, symptoms for 2 years beforehand
In remission! <3
Currently on lialda 4x/day, azithioprine 150 mg/day
Allergies: penicillin, sulfa, bee stings, environmental (especially ragweed!), OTC meds as needed
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