Help me Celebrate One Year Colon-free!

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flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/27/2007 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Tomorrow is my one year anniversary of being colon-free! yeah

Do you have any ideas on how I should celebrate? I'm open to all suggestions!
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


Arundinaria
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   Posted 9/27/2007 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Send out your personal jet to brings us all together at your place, and we can have a party.  Seriously Have a great day andDON'T DO ANY THING YOU SHOULDN'T
 
thanks for all you do Cecelia
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Irish_Mom
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   Posted 9/27/2007 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy Anniversary to you! Hmm...I'd celebrate by eating something that you weren't able to eat before your surgery.
Terri
 
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Breast Cancer at 36. Diagnosed in 2000. Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Total colectomy in September 2007 for colonic inertia.
Son diagnosed with Crohn's and UC at 17 (now 20). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.


flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/28/2007 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Arundinaria,
How did you know that I have a private jet? he he he... tongue

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/28/2007 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I've decided that I'm going to celebrate by spending Saturday at a water park. cool That's something that I wasn't able to do before surgery, because I couldn't stray too far from a bathroom.

Then, I'm going to eat dinner at an Italian restaurant, which was also a no-no, and catch a movie with my hubby! I've heard that the Bourne Ultimatum was good. :-)

I will not, however, be eating popcorn at the movies, because that would be something that I shouldn't do! (Thanks, Arundinaria, for keeping me on the straight and narrow!) tongue
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


Irish_Mom
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   Posted 9/28/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Sounds like a great day! Must still be warm where you are if you're going to a water park. It's still warm here...in the 80's. Those parks always look like so much fun. I've never gone because I don't know how to swim. The funny thing is that when we lived in Coronado (island area in San Diego) I went to the beach every day.

My boys saw Bourne Ultimatum and said it was a great movie. What restaurant are you going to? I love Johnny Carinos! Yummy!


Terri
 
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Breast Cancer at 36. Diagnosed in 2000. Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Total colectomy in September 2007 for colonic inertia.
Son diagnosed with Crohn's and UC at 17 (now 20). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.


redspout
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   Posted 9/28/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, congratulations and enjoy your night out..

The Bourne Ultimatum is , in my opinion, the best of the series.

All the best.
"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."
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"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery."
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Crohned
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   Posted 9/28/2007 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Party like a Rock Star. A Rock Star with a stoma!!
Diagnosed Crohn's/Colitis 2003.  
Subtotal Colectomy w/ Ileostomy May 16, 2007.
I'm off the meds!!  
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/28/2007 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks ~ I live in Southwest Florida, so we're still warm in the low 90's here. I think we'll go to Carabbas... yum! Thanks also for the movie reviews. Everyone I've talked to has said that it is the best in the series, so I'm looking forward to seeing it! Hope you all have a good weekend, too!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/28/2007 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you know that Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready is a fellow Crohnie? He hasn't had surgery, though, so he's not a Rock Star with a stoma like we are!!

peggy113
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   Posted 9/28/2007 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Every year around my anniversary, we try to go out to celebrate my new life, you might say. My pick of restaurants. It's been a lot of years, but we still do it. It was a huge turning point in my life, as was in yours. Any other celebratees out there?
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
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vette guy
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy 1st anniversary of being "gutless"!!!

Irish_Mom
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
flchurchlady said...
Did you know that Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready is a fellow Crohnie? He hasn't had surgery, though, so he's not a Rock Star with a stoma like we are!!
Funny that you mentioned him. I graduated with Pearl Jams drummer, Matt Cameron.
Terri
 
_________________________________________________________________________________
Breast Cancer at 36. Diagnosed in 2000. Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Total colectomy in September 2007 for colonic inertia.
Son diagnosed with Crohn's and UC at 17 (now 20). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.


ME!
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   Posted 9/29/2007 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't eat solid food, well I can, but I'm gonna be in pain. My surgery is 10/22. After my sitz marker test two weeks ago my colon has been in constant pain whether I eat or not.

I've been looking a receipes. I'm so hungry.

If I was you I'd go out and have a really good meal of your favorite food.

Congrats on your one year!

Amey
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   Posted 9/29/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy One Year to you,
Happy One Year to you,
Happy One Year Dear Cecilia,
Haapy One Year to you!

(you have read this to the tune of Happy Birthday to You!)

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/29/2007 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, everyone, for the well wishes. We had a blast at the water park today! yeah The weather was perfect, and it wasn't crowded, so there were no lines. They had just opened a new slide that is four stories tall and is the longest slide in Florida. You could go doubles on an intertube, and we were going so fast and laughing the whole way down! tongue We were like little kids, going on it over and over again. Then we rested while relaxing and floating down the lazy river. The best part of all was my wafer stayed on with no problem!
 
cool  Cecilia
 
 

Irish_Mom
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   Posted 9/29/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Well what about the movie and dinner? What did you eat and what movie did you end up seeng? That waterslide sounds fun! Glad everything stayed in place.

Terri
 
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Breast Cancer at 36. Diagnosed in 2000. Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Total colectomy in September 2007 for colonic inertia.
Son diagnosed with Crohn's and UC at 17 (now 20). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.


summerstorm
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   Posted 9/29/2007 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
YAY glad you had such a good time!

peggy113
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   Posted 9/30/2007 3:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Cecilia,
WOW! Back to a "normal" life!!! Congrats to you. I am so glad you had such a blast.... I would bet that maybe this could be a beginning of an annual celebration. What do ya think?! A good reason to get out and enjoy the day being disease-free and proving what a person with an ostomy is capable of doing! You are a great role model for those "newbies" to follow.
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 9/30/2007 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Peggy,
That's a great idea! Going to the water park will be my anniversary celebration.

Summer,
Didn't you work as a lifeguard post-surgery? Now, that's brave and impressive!!

Terri,
I made homemade pizza last night. Marinara sauce used to be a no-no before my surgery, but now I can enjoy it again. We're going to dinner and a movie tonight. I planned a whole weekend full of fun!!

:-) Cecilia
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