So....what's on your Christmas or Hanuka list???

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vette guy
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   Posted 12/12/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought a little "off topic" thread was in order.  So...what's on your list?  Were you naughty or nice this year???

Post Edited (vette guy) : 12/12/2009 4:43:03 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/12/2009 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
hmm well i doubt i was nice, lol.
But i dont really want anything, i hate presents, lol. im such a scrooge!
I like to buy myself things, lol
But i guess, i would buy me an orange Evo, they are so pretty,lol
Or maybe some boots and coats!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
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   Posted 12/13/2009 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I was naughty, so I bought my own Christmas gift today - Omaha Top Sirloin Steaks. Yum! smilewinkgrin
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

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   Posted 12/13/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I've tried to be nice too it should count for something. I'm not a scrooge but I don't care if I get presents I love to have the family together and watch the little ones (grandkids) open their gifts.

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   Posted 12/14/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Ditto on the "I don't really want anything" because I buy myself whatever I want!!! I asked for a new set of pots/pans...and by the looks of the packages wrapped under the tree...I'm getting them!!!

p.s. I really wish my hubby hadn't put them out yet skull

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   Posted 12/14/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I would love an earlier date for my takedown surgery, lol. It is scheduled for January 19th but I was hoping to get it done the day after my 32nd birthday which would be January 4th! I can schedule it whenever I want but that was my surgeon's first availability...I am on the cancellation list though.

Other than that, not really sure what I want this year....I just love watching my little girls open their Christmas presents!!

I take that back, I want to plan a vacation for when I am feeling perfectly healthy again! That would be perfect:)
Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009

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   Posted 12/14/2009 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I have tried to be nice nice too but it was hard feeling so sick. Now I am finally recovering from the Aug. ileostomy and I'm trying big time. Don't even know what I want for Christmas present.
This heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
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Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009

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   Posted 12/15/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I already got my Christmas present - dishwasher drawers!! :) Ok - so it doesn't sound exciting but I've been wanting them for years and our dishwasher finally decided to completely stop washing the top rack. After hand washing for a couple of weeks having a dishwasher back - and getting drawers is just awesome in my book!! yeah
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First of 3 surgery's to get a j-pouch on 8/21/2009!!!

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   Posted 12/15/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Have I been nice this year??? I guess that depends on who you ask. 
For Christmas this year our goal is to experience the spirit of Christmas.  We are not going to buy any gifts. We are either doing a white elephant exchange or baking something for someone else.  We have been putting together a list of everyone's favorite treats and we are going to bake them.  For my hubby's work associates, I am baking fresh bread. 
Reversal 9/2009 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
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   Posted 12/16/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Focusing on the Reason for the season is what brings me peace and joy, too. I just finished reading about His birth in Matthew 1 and 2. What a miracle! He is truly the best Gift of all. :-)

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   Posted 12/16/2009 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been so blessed this year with a couple of gifted doctors who have saved my life!  And yes I'm usually on the nice list:)
My family has already celebrated Christmas with our daughters because one of them lives 12 hours away and couldn't be home on Christmas due to her job:(  My husband and I have all we need so we are giving to a family who has lost their parent's recently and is being raised by their grandmother.  There are so many people who need help and I just want to give back for all the blessings I have received. 
Peace to all,
spleen/appendix/gall bladder-removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/bunion & 2 neuroma surgeries/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08/ c difficile/many kidney surgeries 5/09 through next summer
There's AWAYS HOPE, there's a doctor out there that WILL help you and things WILL get better :):):):):)

vette guy
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   Posted 12/19/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Trigirl said...
I have tried to be nice nice too but it was hard feeling so sick. Now I am finally recovering from the Aug. ileostomy and I'm trying big time. Don't even know what I want for Christmas present.

I think you've already received your "gift", and now you're beginning to notice!! Enjoy!!!! Things will only get better from now one!!! Trust me!! Sometime it's hard seeing the forest through the trees!!!
Happy, generic, non-secular holiday!!!

Post Edited (vette guy) : 12/19/2009 7:39:54 AM (GMT-7)

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