Only my mother's parents came from Poland. Dad's parents were WASP's, ancestors came from England in 1660 and settled in NJ.
The section of Camden, NJ where my husband and I grew up was once mostly all Polish. However, dad was born in the house I grew up in. Very sad, isn't it, when you have to sell the house where you grew up? I thought my dad would have a break down when he moved from Camden but the area was really going downhill. The Polish church, St. Joe's, is still there but you couldn't pay me to worship there. Very high crime rate.
Ulcerative Proctitis since Sept of 1998. Hospitalized for eight days. Prednisone, Asacol, Rowasa enemas. Two year remission. Flare..switched from Asacol to Colazal. Two year remission. Started 6MP in 2002. Flared yearly from 2003 to May of 08. Hospitalized for ten days in May of 08. Flaring more often since. Off 6MP. Remicade failed. Humira failed. Total colectomy with perm. ileo .