my fiance bought me a punching bag (no joke)

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   Posted 1/7/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
as you guys know, I have been having a hard time emotionally lately, figuring out how to accept this disease. today I had a total melt down. it actually felt really good. I needed a good sob fest, but man I was a mess. i was at work, so my fiance wasn't there, but I told him about it later, on the phone, told him how tears were streaming down my face and I was freaking out and how angry and sad I am about my diagnosis. so, he listened, and we agreed we would meet at our house tonight for dinner. when I got home, he had a punching bag waiting for me in a little room in our house. he had bought me gloves and a full-size bag, and had set it up for me, and told me I could take out my frustration on it, and he showed me how to hit it. I was really touched, and I also thought it was kind-of funny, so I wanted to pass along the story in case it makes you smile, as I know I have certainly needed some cheering up lately.
Pancolitis dx 3/07
12 Asacol/day
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, a probiotic.

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   Posted 1/7/2008 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Your fiance sounds neat!!!!! And that's definitely a big plus in your life, I would think. My internist (43 yr-old female with 2 teenaged kids) works out with a punching bag a couple times weekly. Glad I found out about that before starting an argument in HER office-- LOL! / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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   Posted 1/7/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey UCinNC, that is very cool! What a caring fiance you have -- tell him that his little act of kindness brought a smile to my face...and a giggle too! I love the idea...hmmm, just may get one myself. :-) And remember...we all need to have a sobfest every once in awhile.

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"Life is short -- make fun of it"
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   Posted 1/7/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
What a sweet guy! He's obviously concerned and really hears how frustrating this is for you.

He's a keeper -- for sure!
Sporadic proctitis since about 1985. Mother had J-pouch surgery 1983.
DX'd with clostridium difficile in 2000. Pred, two courses of Flagyl, then Vancomycin finally got rid of it. 2001 colonoscopy dx'd left-sided UC. . Treated with prednisone, Rowasa, Asacol. Asacol not working, switched to Imuran. Three small flares since in 2002, 2005, and 2007, brought under control with steroid and Rowasa enemas. Lap Chole performed October 26, 2007, after gall bladder attack in June, '07.
Daily meds: 100 mg Azathioprine and 225 mg Effexor XR (for chronic, longstanding depression), many vitamins and Primadophilus Reuteri

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   Posted 1/7/2008 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
He's sweet....I use mine almost everyday, sometimes twice a day depending on the day I'm having...great cardio work-out, super great for venting frustration...kills many birds with one stone having a punching bag.

Enjoy! :)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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