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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/6/2007 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to post to you all, and say HI!! I am new here.  Just got the link to this site from a friend (Thanks Adrienne!).     I have kind of browsed the forums and found them to look like an AWESOME place to get some good info/stories/etc.    A little about me,  well,  I have a couple health issues,  that sometimes really seem to take over my life!!  For one,  I have an inflammatory Bowel Disease called Ulcerative Colitis.   Add this on top of Diabetes,  and it seems all I'm doing is worryin about my health/diet/meds/ etc.    I hate having to think about my health all the time,  but its kind of important, I guess. I have a husband and 2 kids (and myself!) to keep healthy for.   But, I"ll tell ya,  it really gets waring sometimes!!  *sigh*       I look forward to chatting with everyone here!!   :-)

Age: 40, RN,  happily married with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna (14 yo) and Alyssa (10yo).
Diagnosed: Ulcerative Colitis ~ Jan. 2005 & Diabetes type 2 ~ June 2005.
Remicade infusions ~ #1 Nov. 2007                               6-mp 100mg daily                                                        Pentasa 500mg twice a day                              Prednisone taper 20mg daily                                    Lantus 45 units daily                                            Novalog 10 units before meals                                Amaryl 2mg daily                                                  Nexium 40 mg                                                         

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   Posted 12/6/2007 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome, Christie. Sounds like you have your hands full. I think we would all agree with you that these diseases do take not only a physical toll but also a mental one. That's why these forums are so great. We can all share, support, and occasionally vent. We'll look forward to hear more from you.
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Pin Cushion
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   Posted 12/7/2007 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Christie,
Glad your friend pointed you this way. I look foward to your posts and will help in anyway I can. I also have IBD and other stuff to deal with and it can be a handful at times.

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Sigmoid Colostomy / Crohns / Type 1 Diabetic / Ostioarthritus / Fibromyalgia / Asthma / High Blood Pressure / High Colesterol / Migraines. Ain't life a joy?

* I think it may be time for a colorful metaphor*

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/9/2007 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Pin Cushion said...
 I also have IBD and other stuff to deal with and it can be a handful at times.


Oh I know....its like what you can eat for the IBD,  is not good for your Diabetes, and vice versa.     So diet wise is challenging. 
40 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo).
Diagnosed with L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05.
Remicade infusions ~ Nov. 2007,  6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, prednisone taper 20mg daily, Nexium 40mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 45 units daily, Novolog 10 units with sliding scale at meals, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, and Calcium daily. 

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/12/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, I have posted a few times already and hope I haven't overstepped my bounds. I am T2 for 20+years. I also have diverticulous (the condition) and colonosscopy also showed some colitis. I asked dr. about help in eating as far as salads are concerned because I like them and ate a lot of salads. He said if I feel good to eat them, otherwise cook my veggies. So I now eat very few salads and cook my veggies. I do eat salads when we go out to eat. I also have high bp and cholestrol. I just got a new PC dr. so we have to get to know each other. Oh, I am on insulin - levemir at night and humalog 1:15 ratio. Besides that I am on many other meds.

I am happily married and we are both 61. We have 2, adult now, children, 1 girl/1boy but no grands. I guess that just about covers it. I hope to meet new friends here. I am also on another board.
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