Happy Holidays, Ostomates!!

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 420
   Posted Today 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Whatever you celebrate or don't celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful season. May your stomas be healthy, and your bags not leak! May all the goodies you indulge in not get stuck or irritate. May you not suffer through the itchies!!! :)
Seriously, you guys have probably saved my life. Or at least saved my chances at having a good one. Someone said in another post that it's great having this board, because even our spouses and closest loved ones just can't offer what we get here. As much as they support and love us, it's great to have the support of people with ostomies. The advice I get here is invaluable. Everyone is nice, helpful, and so willing to share it all.  Who understands all about poop better than us?
So, since I can't send you cards, this is my "Holiday Message" to you all.
yeah   yeah yeah tongue :-) :-) :-) tongue yeah yeah yeah
UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
Probiotics 4 billion CFU Daily
Glutamine 500 mg 2x Daily
OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 942
   Posted Today 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Joann,

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! This is the best time of the year to reflect on our many blessings. I have so much to be thankful for. Just 5 months ago I was sitting in the ICU with wires and tubes running all over me. I was in there for almost 2 weeks away from my kids, my husband, my puppies, my home, and my life. Now, I am home, teaching aerobics again, waking up every morning hugging my children, and smooching up my hubby when he comes home from work....I have a lot to be grateful for!

Thank you for thinking of my stoma! I sure it/he/she what ever it is (I have not named my stoma) will have a wonderful Christmas Season!
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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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 272
   Posted Today 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Joann, i wish you and your family a very happy and holy christmas, and to all my new OSTOMATES, MERRY CHRISTMAS! to you and yours, Gillian xx
Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted Today 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Those are very kind words you shared with us. We certainly are fortunate to have the internet, aren't we? I have met so many caring and knowledgeable ppl here and I just want to thank all of you for "opening" my eyes and guiding me through my trials too. I sure hope we all have a safe and healthy holiday season. And, happy Eating!!! I think I have done my share and someone else's too this week!
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted Today 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy Holidays to you, too! I'm also very thankful for all of the wonderful people I've met here.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas or Hanukkah and pray that it is a joyful and peaceful time with family and friends.
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