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   Posted 6/18/2010 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
It's been awhile since Ive posted but I wanted to update my status. I've been dealing with a severe flair for the last 2 years until last April. I had gotten down to 113lbs. I was so weak and sick I really thought my ticket was about to get punched. I was admitted to my hospital at the end of March and had surgery the first week of April. My surgeon removed 18 inches of small bowel. It's now June18 and I weigh 170lbs. I work out at the gym 5 days a week, walking 2 to 3 miles several times a week, climbing up to 50 flights of stairs, and riding my bike up to 22 miles. I had literally given up hope and today I look and feel better than I have in years. For those of you still fighting this DD, hang in there. I thank God for this gift of good health again and will never take it for granted. I know my Crohn's could return someday but for now I'm doing wonderful. I wish the same for everyone still fighting to get well.  
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 10 months ago. Was on Remicade but just recently switched to Methotrexate, low dose prednisone, and iron. Feeling wonderful.  
God Bless. Tony

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   Posted 6/18/2010 4:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so happy for you! Its so nice to hear when someone is feeling well. I hope you continue on this path. All the very best to you

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 6/18/2010 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Tony that is awesome news, so glad to hear you are feeling so much better. I know you were really have a tough time lasttime you posted. What are you taking to keep this remission in check? Remember you really need those maintenence meds in order to stay in this good condition. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
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!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 305
   Posted 6/18/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
No maintenence drugs yet. I go to my Gastro in July and he is going to start some.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Recently had surgery to remove 18 inches of small bowel. Ive gained over 50 lbs and doing wonderful.  
God Bless. Tony

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   Posted 6/18/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Great to hear good news for a change. Well done!!

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 Feb 2009
Total Posts : 269
   Posted 6/18/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news, nice to hear it
Diagnosed 2005.  42 year old female living in UK
Current medication  -  infliximab infusions, ranitidine, Vitamin B12 injections, anti depressants
My partner has UC & Crohns

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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 6/18/2010 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow! What an inspiration you are.

Thank you so, so much for sharing your good news. I'm thrilled that things have worked out so well for you.

Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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Total Posts : 1289
   Posted 6/18/2010 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
36 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently on 30 mg prednisone.  still taking Asacol.  Just had 3rd Remicade infusion 3 weeks ago
In the middle of a bad flare now for over a year...lost almost 30 lbs. -- gained most of it back now.

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 303
   Posted 6/19/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
congratulations! I love reading these positive posts. It gives me hope that there is life with this disease!
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

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 6/19/2010 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Great success story! Thanks for sharing the good news.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Reduced gluten and dairy.

Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!

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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 205
   Posted 6/19/2010 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
That's brilliant. I know what you mean when you said that you thought your ticket was about to be punched, I was close to that point a couple of years ago too. Now I'm also doing good and thankful every day that I have the energy to get out of bed and enjoy my 3-year old.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 305
   Posted 6/20/2010 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your kind and inspirational responses. I thank God, my awesome gastro, and my gifted surgeon. I truly pray that everyone at Healingwell, no matter what your disease is, enjoys remission and good health again someday.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Recently had surgery to remove 18 inches of small bowel. Ive gained over 50 lbs and doing wonderful.  
God Bless. Tony

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