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   Posted 3/8/2010 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 3/8/2010 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah that is good news. Congrats to your wife.
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 3/8/2010 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Great story. Congratulations. It is always nice to read happy stories.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 1998. Been on and off pred, entocort, immuran, asacol. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks and gotten off all other medications!! *currently in remission*

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   Posted 3/8/2010 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
That is wonderful news! Congratulations!!!!!!

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

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

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   Posted 3/8/2010 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations to your wife! Her determination, extraordinary work ethic, desire to nuture and provide are indeed admirable qualities. You are a most fortunate man.
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, lupus, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, peripheral artery disease, degenerative disc disease, asthma, severe allergy and a host of other medical problems.

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   Posted 3/8/2010 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing that wonderful experience with us. I like I'm sure many crohnies, have a very soft spot in our hearts for nurses.
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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   Posted 3/9/2010 12:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations on your wife's getting into Nursing School.. My Best friend is a nurse and been working at our local hospital now for just about 3 years. She absolutely LOVES her job and makes really good money too! In fact, more than her Law Enforcement hubby, which they tease each other about.. lol.. Anyhow, Nursing is a great career and I'm sure your wife will come to appreciate it more since she's had your illness as a factor in her life. You will benefit also having your own private nurse some day!

Wishing her good luck and much success in school.. it's hard, but worth it and the satisfaction she'll get from her job is amazing.

 Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 31st, 2005
Prior Meds:
Canasa, Rowasa, Lialda, Apriso, Prednisone, 1 infusion of Remicade.. none of those worked for too long... Had neurological complications from the Remicade...
Current Meds:
Pentasa 2000mg 2x a day, Nexium 40mg once a day, Wellbutrin 150mg once a day. Culturelle 2x a day, Xanax as needed and Ambien at night for sleep..  

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   Posted 3/9/2010 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations to your wife! And bless you for being so supportive of her too! I am the wife of someone who has ulcerative colitis, and I too am in nursing school right now, inspired by all that my husband has been through. (It's a career change for me, and the program I'm in is accelerated, so I'll be done in about 5 months -- it's only a 12 month program.) But I can definitely relate to your wife's situation with the pre-req's and especially with the news of finally being accepted into a program! I am so happy for you both! Best of luck to you.

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   Posted 3/10/2010 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Grandpato2 said...
Thanks for sharing that wonderful experience with us. I like I'm sure many crohnies, have a very soft spot in our hearts for nurses.

Yep... great history. It's a god sent career.
A toast for all caring nurses! smilewinkgrin
Diagnosed in nov/94 - Started with Prednisone, followed by Pentasa, entocort, flagyl, Imuran, Cipro, etc.
Blockage - First Surgery 2001 (no ressection)
Severe bleedind - 2003 - Stopped by 60mg of Prednisone
Stricture leading to a ressection in Dec/2008 - Second Surgery
Now on Remicade + 100 mg Imuran + Iron (sort of remission, not sure at all)

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