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Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 8/21/2007 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
It was exactly one year ago today that I had to have a resection and then found out that I had Crohn's.  I say Not so Happy but maybe it is a Happy Anniversary.  I haven't felt this good in probably 10-15 years.  I now know what caused my problems and am now dealing with them.  I'm finally losing weight after being a lazy slug for years and am healthier then I've been in decades even though I now have diabetes on top of my Crohn's.  I've met wonderful people who share my expriences and found several websites that help me from feeling not so alone.
Bless you all and thanks for helping me through this past year.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression

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   Posted 8/21/2007 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on getting healthy and feeling better!! Great idea to focus on that!
I am working on getting healthier too!


Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & ENTOCORT

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Cyclobenzaprine (generic of Flexeril)

Also taking Multivitamins, B Vitamis, Biotin, and Extra Folic Acid. (might add more when I do more research)

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   Posted 8/21/2007 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you're doing better at this time and hope it continues far into the future.
48 yr. old. Ileocolitis.  CD since early teens, misdx'd until age 36.  Hemicolectomy-left side in 2001.  Disease returned in 2003. Arthritis, episcleritis, chronic pain due to surgeries (nerve damage, adhesions) and disease.  Recently dx'd scoliosis.  History of endometriosis.

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   Posted 8/21/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad your feeling better. I too have had a few rough years and am finally starting to feel a little better myself. (Knock on wood for both of us)
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 8/21/2007 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd call that a very happy anniversary!
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine

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   Posted 8/21/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Vicky Sounds like things are going good for you and all your energy is inspiring .I washed down my kitchen and living room first time in a year and a half feeling great just to get that done it sure makes a difference when we get past those hard times and start doing things that we had to give up for gail

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   Posted 8/22/2007 2:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Vicky,
Happy anniversary!!!! We are always here for you.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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   Posted 8/22/2007 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Keep up the great work and continue your weight loss hopefuly your diabietes will go away.
Remember your body is your temple worship it and take care of it.
Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

Words of wisdom: Never trust a fart

:) Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants :)

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   Posted 8/22/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Were you being a little facetious here Vicky? That sounds like a Great Anniversary to me!!

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