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   Posted 6/22/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, i thought i would share this with you when i get down i always read this poem which keeps me going
"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is **** with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."
~ Unknown
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stNo maintance drugs as such on B12 shots,iron syrup,loperimide, 
was on 20mg EScitaliopram.changed to Sertraline 50mg

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
idea Thanks for posting that Crohnie lass, I haven't seen that poem in years !
Back when I first went down with severe health problems, I had that poem on my bedroom wall to remind me to keep going. (eyes I know, not usually a problem with us Crohnies ! tongue)
There were times I hated those words, but I could not deny the truth of them. It could honestly be said that they helped keep me alive when my depression was at its worst, and the poem helped shape my current view that it pays amazing dividends to keep doing the right thing as if you believe it will be successful, even when you don't have any faith in the eventual outcome.
BTW, in case you didn't know - in the original version as I saw it in a very old fashioned book, the asterisks are replaced by the word "****".

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 947
   Posted 6/23/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks! That was very uplifting.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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