I need a check in - What are you all up to these days?

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sfgiantsjo
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   Posted 4/13/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I miss all of you! I've been busy with life in general -getting back to work, and it was busy there! I had surgery on April 3rd to repair four incisional hernias. That was fun. Then last night ended up in the ER because I thought I had a blockage or something. turns out I didn't, but I do have an inflamed liver, and some fluid build up. Bah.

On another note, I am so excited that baseball season is here! I'm watching a game right now - a definite benefit to being stuck at home.

What have my buddies here been up to? How is everyone coping? Newbies, how are you all? Tell me something about yourselves!
If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is surely not meant for you.


Jo - UC, total colectomy and ileostomy on August 24, 2007. Step 2 & ileostomy switched to left side - May 27, 2008, and take down August 8, 2008. Gallbladder removed December 5, 2008. LIFE IS GOOD.


peggy113
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   Posted 4/13/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Jo! Sounds like you picked a good time to have surgery with baseball season and all. But sorry you've had to have another surgery. Are these hernias something that may ever come back? And what caused them?

I am doing fine... not been working too much anymore. DH is now on disability retirement due to his ALS, so I am home with him more now. Which means, I am on the forum at all different times of the day now. He doesn't need help all day, but does need help dressing and preparing food, etc. So, I'm fortunate to have a part time job that I can go in when I want. And even work at home too.

Healthwise - I've been pretty well. Just the usual stuff - not ostomy related stuff.

So good to hear from you. Take care of yourself and keep us updated.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 4/14/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Jo,

It's so good to hear from you! Sorry to hear you had to have another surgery. I hope you feel great once you've healed up.

What have I been up to? Well, I started a new job 3 weeks ago at a church and love the hours ~ Tuesday-Friday from 9-3. The people are nice and the work is fun, so it's not stressful at all. Plus, we're getting reading to head into the slower summer months down here in Florida. Get ready, Peggy, they're all coming to Indiana! :-)

My 25 year old stepdaughter had a baby girl in November. She is 5 months old and is adorable. You can see her pic on my Facebook page. Our other daughter is preggers with a little girl and is due in July.

Our German Shepherd puppy is now 7 months old and 75 pounds of fun. Today, he pulled a small coconut tree out of the ground and ran around the back yard with the root in his mouth. Wheee! turn

I'm looking forward to going to Disney World in two weeks with my sister and her two kids. She called me tonight and said she bought us all Disney T-shirts, so we can look like tourists. I said we should buy the hats with the mouse ears and put white zinc oxide on our noses to complete the look. tongue

Well, that's the news from Lake Okeechobee, where the men are cowboys, the women are tan, and the children are afraid of alligators.


Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 4/14/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I am a year + post proctocolectomy and LOVING LIFE!!!

I am just a few days away from heading to Kentucky for my annual 'Mother/Daughter' weekend where we go to this 3 Day Eventing (a horsey thing) competition...I've done it every year for the last 8 and I have to say that some were better than others (disease/surgeries) BUT I haven't missed one since we started:) This is the first one that I will feel REALLY GREAT for!!!! Yippee:)

I am glad, too, that baseball season has started...opening day here (Cleveland) rained:(

I hope you are feeling better!!!!
 
p.s. Cecilia...the alligator comment is histerical (but there is more truth to it)!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 4/14/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Ohio -- I can't believe I don't know your first name -- did you catch the reference to Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon? :-)


Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


sfgiantsjo
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   Posted 4/15/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL. I'm so glad to be reading such positive news from all! Well, CeCe, if you can consider rooted up coconut trees positive! Congrats on the grandkids, both here and upcoming!

Peggy, the hernias were at the long incision in my abs, as well as in both ostomy sites. Doc says it can happen and was probably due to years of steroid use when I had UC. (Nice to say "had" there. They can come back, but I'm hoping they won't! I keep you and your husband in my prayers, I consider you such an inspiration!

Ohio - Congrats on the year mark! Let's hope there are more rain free games upcoming!
If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is surely not meant for you.


Jo - UC, total colectomy and ileostomy on August 24, 2007. Step 2 & ileostomy switched to left side - May 27, 2008, and take down August 8, 2008. Gallbladder removed December 5, 2008. Incisional Hernia repair April 3, 2009. BUT LIFE IS STILL GOOD.


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 4/16/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Cecilia--it's Anne! I did, I haven't read any of his novels...but remember the quote! I might have to pick one up for summer reading:)

flchurchlady
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   Posted 4/16/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll never forget it, because that's my middle name! :-)
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.

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