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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 11/29/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Guys, my husband and I got home lastnight from our trip to Guadalajara.  We had a great time, but......the first couple of days were a little rough.  I flared a little.  Not sure if it was from the excitement and nerves, but the week before I had had more cramping and frequent bathroom trips.  Thought it was just like an IBS attack, but the D really increased, and I knew it was more Crohns like.  I only had one down day though.  Luckily down in Mexico you can just walk into a pharmacy and get just about any med you want, so my husband went and bought some Pred and I am doing a quick 10 day burst of Pred and was feeling better in no time. 
We had a wonderful time.  My husbands family down in Mexico is so awesome.  Really good people, without any pretexts or motives.  I just love to be with them, they are what family is all about.  My husband is Mexican and his family here is so different, selfish, out for themselves etc.  So to be around people who love and respect you just because you are you, was so heartwarming.  I couldn't love them more.  Bought some really nice stuff for the house too.  We got this large vase, that is hand painted, it is absolutely beautiful.  And we only paid $20 for it, if we would have bought it in the states it would have been 100's of dollars for it.  Also got a beautiful painting for my living room for even less.  Bunch of other great stuff too.  You really get some great bargains down there.
We have actually decided that when the time comes to retire that we will be moving down there.  Life is so much more tranquil there and we know that we could live very comfortably down there.  There is a Mexican-American hospital there with American doctors and many Americans live in little cities close by.  I think having a life that tranquil can only be good for my Crohns.
Anyways, I did miss you all, and hope you all had a wonderful holiday.
God Bless,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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   Posted 11/29/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad you had a great trip.
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   Posted 11/29/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Yay! Sounds like a blast and a wonderful place to be.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 11/29/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
So glad you had a great trip, but nice to have you back!

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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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 11/29/2008 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Ni Nanners sounds like you had a very good rest. The shopping sounds fun. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail

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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1354
   Posted 11/29/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome back, glad you had a nice visit with the family, and it does sound like a wonderful place to retire to.

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 246
   Posted 11/29/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
glad to hear your trip was great,sounds really nice!!! like when i go out to my mums place in a the country just relax's me out :)
dx 17 aug 2007
21 yrs old
13 dec 2007 resection/temp illeostomy 14 feb 2008 temp illeostomy reversed 
150mg azamun
3000mg pentasa

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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 11/29/2008 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to see you back and that you enjoyed your hubbies family so much...shopping is always a bonus!!!! BTW, I totally love chihuahuas!!

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3200
   Posted 11/30/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome home.... So glad you had a good time, but you were missed here. LOL

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 565
   Posted 11/30/2008 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
sounds like a great trip nanners!! glad to hear you had a wonderful time :)
.: stephanie :.
33 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits

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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 11/30/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners ..my friend
I am so happy for you and hubby
I knew you would have a great time
That sure does sound like a wonderful family there
I would love the shopping then EH lol

Glad you got fixed up real quick and were able to have a great time with such a warm loving and giving family
YOU do deserve it

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 12/1/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys!!! I am back to work today, and I just feel so relaxed after that trip. That's why I know that is where I want to retire, life is just so tranquil there and the people so amazing. I am all ready to go back:)
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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