Kudos to all the above posts....my husband has always lived by the mantra "It's nice to be important but more important to be nice" and has said that so many times.
With this illness the Serenity Prayer is so appropriate as it is for so many things in life.
I got a few holiday letters too this year. I enjoy them and getting caught up with their happenings over the past year. I know both of these couples well who sent them and also know of some of their trials and tribulations as well over the past year but who wants to hear the "gloom and doom".
A few years ago I sent our first and only one which was more of an insert in our holiday cards as we lost his Mom in May and my Mom 6 months later in November of that year and I know quite a few people were not aware of it. It was a tribute of sorts celebrating their lives and wanting to include them in our Christmas/Holiday wishes as well as making people aware.
Yes I agree - we share our honest information here - it is also refreshing to get some positive news here and there to give those of us hope and encouragement when it is needed the most when things don't look so good at the moment.
Hope everyone was able to enjoy their holiday yesterday and here's looking forward to a much better 2008 for many of our friends here at Healing Well.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran
Zero mg prednisone 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month