Time to Celebrate!!! Dr. Said it's OK to Start a Family!

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   Posted 10/15/2007 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I couldn't be happier and wanted to share!  The news my husband & I (and our parents!!) have wanted to hear: I'm in remission and we can start trying to conceive.
I'm jumping out of my skin with excitement - I can't tell anyone in my "non-virtual" life because I'm afraid I'll jinx it.  So can we have a virtual celebration right here???

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   Posted 10/15/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats to you Newlywed! I am excited for you and don't even know you. There is nothing more exciting than a new baby - so get working on it!!! Best wishes.

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   Posted 10/15/2007 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
So happy for you and your hubby! But like MBJOH said......Get working on it!!! Us Crohnie auntie & uncles are waiting for our new niece or nephew!!! Good luck to you both! Children are truly a gift! (sometimes, lol)
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 10/15/2007 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
You got it...I can't wait until my belly is swollen from a baby, and not from my Crohn's! Ha...

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   Posted 10/15/2007 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats!!! I just turned on my computer because I'm waiting to hear from one of my friends who is due to pop any moment and figured I would check out what was up here too. I hope you are able to get pregnant quickly and have a healthy pregnancy with a happy healthy baby as the end result! Best wishes and get started already!

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

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

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   Posted 10/15/2007 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
36 year old mother of a fabulous toddler named Mara. Symptoms began after Mara's birth, with widespread pain/stiffness and mucus in stool. Had seen blood in stool for years prior but believe (and still suspect) hemorrhoids and/or fissures for this particular manifestation.

STARTED LOW DOSE NALTREXONE SEPT. 26TH www.lowdosenaltrexone.org. Also see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=17222320

Diagnosed with Crohn's July 2007. The only visible areas of inflammation via scope were my stomach, rectum, and somewhere else in my colon (was too out of it to hear where, exactly). Pill cam, SBFT, CT Scan all were normal.


On Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) since late July and seeing improvement in "output" quality and hopefully therefore absorption. Taking SCD legal supplements: B vitamins, Folonic Acid 800mg, EnZym Complete DPP IV Aid by Kirkman, and Saccaromyces Boulardii (a probiotic yeast).

Current biggest complaints: LRQ fullness and burning now gone. Gastritis symptoms are also quiet now. What was horrible right hip and low back pain has subsided about 60%. I'm pretty much feeling normal since the SCD/Supplements/Naltrexone but the fatigue still occurs and I in no way think I do not have more symptoms in my future.

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   Posted 10/15/2007 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations!!  Just wanted to tell you that I have 3 healthy perfect little boys who I had while having active crohn's (that was undiagnosed till after I had #3).  And I was able to get pregnant very easily.  My best friend from High School also has a 1 year old son that she had while dealing with crohn's, so it is definitely possible to have a easy pregnancy and healthy baby with crohn's.  Good luck to you.

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   Posted 10/15/2007 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope all your waiting and patience brings you all the joy and happiness you all can take.... Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. Have you started on the nursery and what's the little ones name going to be? I guess we"re in for some exciting months ahead. lol gail

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   Posted 10/15/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
That's great news.

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   Posted 10/16/2007 12:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Newlywed3....what great news!!!! Babies are such a blessing....they somehow make all of our suffering easier to bear....the love you will feel for this little one will overwhelm you....
Good luck...you are in my prayers! I had two beautiful girls 14 months apart while in full CD flare. They were just fine. They are my life.
My youngest is expecting in 39 days but who's counting LOL we are so excited.
don't waste a minute, GET STARTED, and let us know so we can all share in your joy.
Love and prayers,
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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   Posted 10/16/2007 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats thats great news.
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 10/16/2007 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   


:doin the bunny dance: (whatever that may be)


good for you!!




Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
Probable MS
Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking remicade, protonix and evil prednisone for my CD. am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BD med. and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
"We are all worms but I do believe i am a Gloworm"
^always makes me smile^

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   Posted 10/16/2007 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations!!!! That is very exciting!!!

potty pooper
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   Posted 10/16/2007 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations! There's nothing more wonderful and exciting that a new baby. I have 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters and they give me more happiness than I can describe. I have suffered with CD for over 42 years, and my girls were born perfect and healthy.

Wishing you all the best. Keep us posted.

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 10/16/2007 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations. My daughter has Crohn's and gave birth to 3 perfect children. Take care and keep us updated.
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
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

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   Posted 10/16/2007 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
so happy for you. I hope I will get the go ahead sometime in 2008...need to get this fistula/CD under control first then a colonoscopy when I feel in remission to then get the okay. Best luck an dwishes :D
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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