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   Posted 5/14/2010 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I'd tell myself congrats, but having Crohn's for six months isn't really anything to celebrate.  smilewinkgrin
But, I am celebrating that I made it this far.  I know I have a lifetime journey ahead of me, but so far I've not let this disease get me down.  You all know that sometimes dealing with Crohn's is a daily battle, and I am just thankful that I survived that first initial shock and am doing okay right now. 
And it's sunny here!  Should get up in the 70's.  I'm looking forward to a great day. 
newfoundsun  (my blog about this journey I have just started)
CD diagnosed 11/12/09
Cytomel and Levoxyl for thyroid.  Supplements as per my ND.

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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 5/14/2010 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
What a great attitude to have :-). I found out about 3 years ago and I am still in shock and have more bad days then good days (as far as my emotions). I have been very undertreated over the years and have hopfully found a good teaching hospital that will have me feeling better very soon. I know it is very important to have a positive attitude when going through something like this and it is great that you are not letting it bring you down.
37 year old female and a proud mother of 8 kids (5 still living at home) and a very supportive Husband
Found out I had crohn's disease about 3 years ago, I haven't had proper treatment since :-(
Have had rectal abscess and now a rectal fistula, Medications I have taken for crohn's is..... Asacol and Entocort EC......Currently taking....Asacol
Suppose to start Steroid and 6mp next week (May 18, 2010).....I'm so scared :-(
Seton drain was put in on May 4, 2010
I also suffer from very bad anxiety and panic attacks for over 10 years (after my father passed away)
I have tried almost every medication for it but nothing worked or I had a bad side effect so for the last 6 years have been on xanax 1mg., 3x's a day
I started having joint pain about 7 months ago :-(

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 5/14/2010 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
 Thanks!  I hope to keep this attitude for a long time.  :-)
To celebrate today, I added coffee back into my diet.  Wooohooooo!
newfoundsun  (my blog about this journey I have just started)
CD diagnosed 11/12/09
Cytomel and Levoxyl for thyroid.  Supplements as per my ND.

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   Posted 5/14/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Keep that attitude
its great to have
happy you hv not had any serious issues with your CD

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 5/14/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy 6 month Crohn's anniversary!!
You made it this far smilewinkgrin whoop whoop
Keep staying positive, that's half the battle
Lol just realised son should be celebrating  6 months with you-Will have to go and tell him the good news!!

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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 303
   Posted 5/14/2010 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations!!! I know it is cheesy but what does not kill us will make us stronger!!
Dx with crohns February 25, 2010. But suspect I had it since 2002 with very mild symptoms.
4 lialda a day.
3 entocort daily for the next few months
hyosamine for daytime
Bentyl for evening
Ferrous Sulfate(iron supplement)

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   Posted 5/14/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
newfoundsun, I saw on your blog that your recent blood tests were very good. That's GREAT news!!! yeah wink
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too. Med-free.

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