Think I found my "Cure"...

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potty pooper
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   Posted 8/13/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
roll  GRANDCHILDREN.  Ok, I know that's not possible. 
My daughter brought my two darling granddaughters up to visit us (me, my husband, and youngest daughter)  I haven't seen them since Dec. 07. and was missing them so much.  They stayed for a week and then my husband and I flew back with them to visit for 5 days.
During the time they were here and the time we spent at their home, my DD seemed to almost "disappear".  For the first time in so long, I was able to eat without pain and had almost no D. (I'm sure that was the colestipol I'm taking; finally seems to be controlling the D)  I'm finding that I can eat foods I haven't touched in a long time. (I had resection surgery in April, which removed a stricture).  Slowly trying to get to a "normal" diet.
This experience has only reinforced my belief in the mind-body connection.  I know that no amount of positive thinking can take away this DD, but feeling happy and content can certainly make a difference.  Or, maybe it's just time for a long-awaited remission.  Keeping my fingers crossed.
Whatever the future brings, I'll just keep enjoying the good days, taking my entocort and remicade, and hoping for the best.  43 years with this DD is a long time!
Sending you all hugs and best wishes.

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   Posted 8/13/2008 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Emotional support and involvement is key to anyone's health and well being.
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We will find a way, or make one.-Hannibal (crossing the Alps in the 15th Century on war elephants) 
Make sure your suffering has meaning...-?
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   Posted 8/13/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Potty I am so happy you got to enjoy your grandbabies. I swear I always thought I loved my girls, but my grandbabies just make my heart sing. So happy that you had such a good time and are feeling better. That is really good news. (((HUGS)))
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.

potty pooper
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   Posted 8/13/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much. I agree Nanners. I love my daughters tremendously, and being a grandma is a feeling no words can describe.

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   Posted 8/13/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad you were able to enjoy your time with family. And boy if grandchildren are that good I can't wait (oh wait, I can, my daughters are too young!).

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 8/13/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
the mind control is sometimes incredible..i can sometimes be on my feet doing stuff and not think about pooping all day..then the minute i think about it, the movement begins lol
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional Arby's breaks :)

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   Posted 8/13/2008 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Indeed, it is that simple; all we need, is love.

if we aren't taking the time we need, to spend with the people that matter most, then we will likely suffer more than needs to be.

Let us all struggle, not to be slaves to this disease...let us all allow this burden to signal to us what really matters, perhaps being connected with one another

open your eyes and look within
Are you satisfied (with the life you're living)?

From "Exodus (Movement of Jah people!)" - Bob Marley
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?

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   Posted 8/13/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad to hear that..I have to agree with you one hundred percent on the mental connection to recovery. Sometimes I feel almost completely normal when I'm with my family and fiance. Their positive energy is astounding. I hope you continue to feel better!!
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.

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