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   Posted 3/20/2010 4:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I was talking to a friend that has UC and he said there is a certain song that when it comes on in the car it always reminds him of his illness. Does anyone else have a certain song that when they hear it they are reminded of the battle we face every day with Crohns? Or is there a certain song that puts you on so much of a high that you are determined not to let the Crohns control you? :-)

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   Posted 3/20/2010 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Johnny Cash :: Hurt

if I could start again
a million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

makes me cry almost every time :)

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   Posted 3/20/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thorn in my side - Eurythmics
seems to be a song that I sort of listen to and curse to now and again!!
Michelle 40 years old
Diagnosed with CD 2004 (undiagnosed correctly +- 3 years, wrongly diagnosed with IBS)
Bowel resection 2005
medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
loperamide 2mg (prn - take as many as 10-20 a day)
calcium tablets, multivitamin tablets, Omega 3
Ferrous sulphate(anaemia)
levothyroxine (thyroid)
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   Posted 3/20/2010 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't think of the name of it, but Kanye West sings it. He talks about what doesn't kill me, will make me stronger.
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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 3/20/2010 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
My son keeps a CD of a band called Social Distortion in the car and I have listened to it many times. There is a song on there called Angel's Wings that really just touches me and makes me feel like this disease is not gonna keep me down...

You say you're down on your luck
Hey baby it's a long, long way up
Hold back now, hold back your fears
You say you're really down and out
And you feel like there's no way out now
Let go now let go of your tears some more

How many times have you asked yourself?
Is this the hand of fate now that I've been dealt?
You're so disillusioned this can't be real
And you can't stand now the way you feel

I don't care about what they say
I won't live or die that way
Tired of figuring out things on my own
Angel's wings won't you carry me home?

Another verse:

I triumphed in the face of adversity
And I became the man I never thought I'd be
And now my biggest challenge, a thing called love
I guess I'm not as tough as I thought I was

I turn this up and sing along...drives my son nuts!! LOL
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 14, have had minor flares throughout the years, but mostly kept in remission. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. Was on Pred. Dr. wants to try Humira...
Currently just take a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, and fish oil.

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   Posted 3/20/2010 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Safe and Sound by Electric President- mostly it reminds me of being sick and how my boyfriend supports me through this DD.

You took your hits with the bruises on the soles of your feet
Well, who's to say that they're deserved?
But you're turning reckless now
I heard you saying through your teeth,
that you'll take them down first

But I saw you flinch when the doctor's got their claws in you
I saw your smile start to crack
It's not so funny when you're sunk and there ain't nothing you can do
your options are all dead ends

But there's no way out- I'll let you build your home in me
until the clock runs down
When your looks run out- Call me and I will come and fix you
put your feet on the ground
When there's no way out-
Call me and I will come and bury you all safe and sound
18 year old female
Crohn's dx in May 2009, symptoms since October 2008
Currently taking: Entocort 6mg
Off nearly all meds so the doctor can re-evaluate my diagnosis. Ugh.

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   Posted 3/20/2010 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
There's one written by Townes VanZandt (To Live Is To Fly) but I listen to the Cowboy Junkies sing it:

Days up and down they come
like rain on a conga drum
Forget most, remember some
but don't turn none away
Everything is not enough
Nothing is too much to bare
Where you've been is good and gone
All you keep's the gettin' there

To live is to fly low and high
So shake the dust of your wings and sleep out of your eyes.


There's a local guy in Portland... When he plays this song, I'm not just dancing but crying also:

When your time comes a callin'
Through the darkness at the end of the day
Whoa don't be that person
Who has let his faith slip away

Well it's a long road, and a hard road
And there's no signs there to guide

You could climb the highest mountain
if you could see it through the trees
Your brother on your back
and you on your knees

Don't matter who you talk to
when you get down on your knees
Or whose name you're crying
when you're chained by the misery

Cuz all the world and its colors
your travels near and far
They can't change you from the person you think you are...
1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
Compounded budesonide 3mg/daily, Cimzia, MTX . Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09

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   Posted 4/5/2010 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Music was one of my outlets from illness and it is so hard now due to being deaf this last year but i have to say with it comes other blessings so not all is lost i can still read lyrics //words books ect..
ty for posting lyrics
so beautiful

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   Posted 4/5/2010 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
the kanye west song mentioned previously is 'Stronger', a remix with Daft Punks 'Harder Better Faster Stronger', one of my favorite songs.

I really like "Bulletproof" by La Roux.

Tick tick tick tick on the watch
Life's too short for me to stop

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   Posted 4/5/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Just dropped In (To see what condition my condition was in) Kenny Rogers
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma, IBS, asthma/allergies, prediabetes, high BP, fibromyalgia, GERD
low thyroid,claritin, singulair, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal
pexeva, rolaids, pepsid (as needed)

Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel

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   Posted 4/5/2010 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I love that Kanye West song too.I also love Tim McGraws live like you were dying.
Pancolitis/IBS diagnosed Oct. 2004 
Colazal 3 3x a day, imuran 50 mgs a day ,lomotil 2 tablets 4 times a day,remicade infusions every 8 weeks,bentyl as needed for pain. 

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   Posted 4/5/2010 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Whitesnake......Here I Go Again.
  • CD dx '86. Re-section '93. Dx Crohn's Colitis '98.
  • Participation in Remicade trials (fistulae) late 90's.
  • Manifestations of fissures, fistula, scleritis, polyarthralgia and erythema nodosum.
  • Presently on Imuran, Cipro, Flagyl
  • Remicade (2nd attempt - after 10 yrs - failed).  
  • Fistulotomy (Oct 2009) - failed miserably - now healing resistant wound tract (4+ months)
  • Humira (March 2010)

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