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Red_34
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 3/4/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I know that some of the veteran HW'ers are probably tired of seeing this but I thought I would create another thread for our new members.  tongue   I'm sad to see so many new faces but glad you found us!  So let us know more about you - you don't have to share anything you don't feel comfortable doing nor do you even have to participate if you don't want to.  I thought it would be nice to "know" you more and who knows, maybe someone shares similiar experiences, hobbies or career.
 
I will start so you can get to know one of your moderators:
I'm a 38 year old white female from Michigan and I have been married for 18 years but have been with my hubby for 20.  I have 2 kids, a 16 year old son and a 12 year old daughter.  It was after the birth of my son that I was diagnosed with Uc.  At first I thought all I was dealing with was hemmeroids since I did have one after I gave birth to him.  The bleeding, pain and D never stopped so I went to see a proctologist.  He took one peek in there and said I should go see a GI pronto.  The rest is history...
 
I don't work because my Uc has prevented me from keeping a job since I was always flaring.  But before I was diagnosed I was a payroll accountant and loved my job very much.  So I was sad to have to quit.  Right now I stay at home and care for my 88 year old gma - you might hear reference of her here every now and then!  But she suffered thru bladder cancer and now is dealing with a nephrostomy tube and kidney stents along with early Alzheimers. 
 
In my spare time, I like to read (suspense, mystery and horror novels), play computer games (click and point adventures), garden when the weather is nicer.  I also go "up north" alot in the summer to spend time at the cottage and hang out on my pontoon to fish.  My hubby owns a Harley so also in the summer, we do a lot of cruising to various places with friends who also have Harleys.
 
So that's me in a nutshell.  Do you care to share?
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Fibromyalgia-'06~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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jars05
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 297
   Posted 3/4/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
30 yr. old white male with Catalan and Scottish heritage. Married for 8 mo. one baby girl. I've had UC for 10+ yrs. I'm in remission now. I usually just stay on Imuran. When I have a flare, Prednisone is administered and I start off at 40 mg for a month and taper off the dose at 5 mg per week until finished. I work at a furniture store as a salesman. My hobbies include, but are not limited to: Music, Reading, Weightlifting, Biking, Juggling soccer ball, Internet, Board games, and Movies.
Age: 30
Location: Missouri
Diagnosed with UC in 1997.
Medications: 100 mg Azathioprine a day
Supplements: 2 Omega 3s, b-6, calcium, and multivitamin
No. of colonoscopies: I lost count at 6...LOL!
Last scope: 10/9/05-everything looked ok.
 
 


tjf
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3238
   Posted 3/4/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Let's see....

I am 31 and live in North Carolina. I'm a stay at home mom to the greatest 2 1/2 year old ever. He is currently yapping my ear off as I type so sorry if this makes no sense! Before I had my son I worked in interior design. I love decorating and am sure I'll end up doing that again once my son is older.

I have been married almost 7 years. Hubby and I went to rival ACC schools so we love basketball and football season. I was actually a college cheerleader!

I love shopping, reading and working out. I really enjoy hanging w/ my family or escaping with my girlfriends for dinner and a glass of wine! I live for the week we spend in Charleston every summer. I could spend every minute at the beach but unfortunately my dermatologist doesn't agree:)

I was officially diagnosed w/ UC about 6 weeks after my son was born. I definitely had been having symptoms for about 2-3 years before that. I was told my a zillion doctors that I had IBS and to decrease my stress. I found this website about the same time and am so lucky to have you guys!!!
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium

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hollybob
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 3/4/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
33 year old female, found I had UC like 3 years ago, but managed, it was minor, or compared to this it sure was. I just went to the bath room a lot and realize everywhere I went I had to know where the closest bathroom was. But it didn't keep interefere with normal life. beginning Jan. 08, I got a stomach bug at work, I'm a teacher, and it lasted most the month off and on. I finally got so weak I had to go to the ER, was admitted for a week, had another colonoscopy and it was the worst case scenerio the Dr. said it looked like a bomb exploded. Got out of the hospital, for a week, went back for over another week. Now I'm home on a feeding tube - TPN, and can't eat or drink, well I can have ice chips and gum, if I must. I'm on complete bowel rest. I haven' been to work since Jan. 23, my birthday. I didn't even know Feb came or went. This weekend I came down with the flu, can you believe it, haven't left the house in a couple weeks, crazy. I like to do all kinds of fun things but have no energy still. So sleeping is my hobby I suppose. I need some encouragement, I never get sick, so this has take a tole on me!!!!

kb5
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 3/4/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Ooh I love all about me time!

Tomorrow is my 30th birthday and I am soo excited! I live not far outside Chicago with my husband of almost 5 years and our adorable puppy (OK, dog, but he'll always be my puppy).

I was dx'd 10 years ago but have had problems with my digestive tract since birth. I don't remeber a time when i wasn't dealing with pain, nausea, and GI's. I graduated from college last year after repeatedly having to drop out due to UC. (Yeah me!) My dream now is to get well enough to use my degree. I want nothing more than to be a middle school teacher. I can teach English (I know, i tend not to capitalize, use proper grammer, blah blah..I don't edit here), social studies, and art. I don't care which i end up teaching I love them all. I haven't been able work except for an odd day or two of subbing but hope remicade will change that.

Hobbies...hmmm..cooking, reading anything i can get my hands on, watching lots of tv with my hubby, playing wii (i'm addicted!) and spending time with my dog and friends.

No kids yet but with me starting remicade my husband has decided we should start having kids soon. The more scared he gets about my UC the more he wants to have kids. It doesn't hurt that we spend as much time as possible with our 1 year old neice and 5 year old nephew.

Oh and for any soccer fans my cousin was drafted in the first round to the New England Revolution in the MLS. So of course I am a HUGE soccer fan. Didn't use to be but its really amazing to watch family realize their dreams. Ok so now that I am off topic I will stop rambling.
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, started at 60 mg 1/07, 15 mg pred, down to 10 mg 1/11/08...down to 10/5...
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---bumped to 100mg 10/8/07--bumped to 125 11/14/07...
Taken off of Imuran temporarily 1/11/08-back on 1/16/08 now at 150mg imuran
waiting to be scheduled for remicade.
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea, darvocet for pain
antispasmodics didn't work.


potty girl
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 835
   Posted 3/4/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Birthday Kelly, hope you have a great day.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


damo123
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 714
   Posted 3/4/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I come from Cork in Ireland, some of us have to you know. There are times when I believe I have been unfairly treated by an the workings of a dasterdly underhand demographic committee. While such devious intentions can never be entirely ruled out I put my location down these days to just sheer bad luck!

I'm about 32 right now and have been lucky enough to always remain 15 years behind being old. I'm quietly confident this will continue into the future. One of the advantages of being 32 in the year 2007 is that you were a kid in the 1980s when all those great US shows like McGyer, Airwolf, the A-Team, Matlock were around so should you ever feel like discussing these with me feel free. Another advantage of being 32 in the year 2007 is that you appreciate things like CSI Miami, CSI Vegas and CSI New York for what they are - the best shows that ever have or will be shown on TV.

I have been lecturing in the area of Actuarial Science in Cork Uni for the last 3 years. To the students I haven't confused I offer my sincere apologies, to those I have let me just add that the effect fades with time.

My favourite academic subjects were History and English and as to the therefore obvious question as to why I am now lecturing in Mathematics I'm afraid I have no equally obvious answer. It kinda just crept up on me really suddenly over the course of 5 - 10 years! You really gotta be careful of things like that you know.

I am an avid writer, which explains the length of most of my posts! (thank you for your patience!) though I have written nothing really yet. Most of the text resides in the residues of my mind but I have no doubt I will retire someday, hopefully soon, and complete the task I was set on earth to do and that surely is to write although don't quote me on that! A homeptah doctor has told me that my UC is the frustration my body feels because I'm not doing what it wants i.e. to write! I don't believe this but having said that I'm not sure why I wrote that line.

A rather unhealthy portion of my life is taken up with Sports. I play lots of golf and tennis. I have developed a modest flair for racket sports. From an early age, given a racket and a ball, I generally connected intially, I will admit, to the detriment of my mother's backgarden. I used to run a lot. In 2003 I ran 1500 miles (yes I logged these on a speadsheet and yes I know this doesn't sound normal). I've run two Dublin City marathons (not at once now). My best time is 3 hours 50 minutes 57 seconds which would have been faster but the mechanics screwed up my 2nd pit stop plus I had a stop-and-go 10 second panalty somewhere near mile no. 19.

I'm a massive fan of Manchester United (aka the Evil Empire) even in the dark days when "the other crowd" were winning the league. Big passion for American Sports too and a really big fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and the Detroit Pistons. I've also do a bit of sports journalism here and there along my route.

I'm the most un-Irish person you'll ever meet. I don't drink, I get up each morning at 6.30am and I've no problem with the English!

I had perfect BMs up until 2004. I even enjoyed a good BM if that doesn't make me sound strange. Bit by bit I started to suffer bowel issues and now I seem to be caught in a limbo between UC and IBS though I am in remission for 6 glorious months. I've 2 main goals in life that I'd like to accomplish...a) get that bowel back to 100% efficiency b) be more like Dr. Cox from Scrubs.
400-800 mg Asacol a day
Iron supplment,Probioitcs
Balanced Diet (...ish!!), Reduced Stress
 
"There are only about a half dozen things that make 80% of the difference in any area of our lives."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


lemonhead
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 1028
   Posted 3/4/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
35 year old mom of 2. Married to a great guy who puts up with frequent bathroom breaks for 11 years. Was diagnosed when I was 26, but was having symptoms at 19. Was told that I had internal hem. and IBS. I currently work in medical research, very flexible schedule and they generally are good at giving me a break when I feel really bad.
Met my husband on our college swim team (we both went on scholarship). We don't swim anymore, not even for fun....total burn out. I do like to work out, but now it is mostly light lifting, walking and yoga. I just will never train like that again, even though I could stand to lose a couple of pounds. We live in Ohio with our 7 year old girl and our 5 year old boy. They are so much fun, but I do feel guilty that we don't get to do all the things other people around here do due to my UC.
Hobbies....reading, working out and playing with the kids. Addicted to reality TV, I will watch anything!!
So happy I found this site and know that I am not alone. Wish you all good health.

Kelly, happy b-day. Pregnancy and breast feeding put and kept me in remission for 2 years!! Just my experience, but worth a try!!
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997.
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal
rowasa enema nightly
35 years old, white, female


WhiteSox1
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 135
   Posted 3/4/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   

You're a fan of all the teams I hate, Damo. :-)

I'm a thirty year old male in the great city of Chicago.  I work long hours and it seemd like I have a longer commute home.  I have a little dog (min/pin-chihuaha) who I love to death.  Love to read, listen to music and, of course, follow Chicago White Sox baseball with a religious zeal. 

Was diagnosed with UC last September and it came as a complete shock to me.  I use to be very active (played hockey, baseball) but now I'm fatigued all the time but am looking forward to maybe playing sports agian.


Pancolitis - Diagnosed on 9/6/07
Asacol 4 pills 3x's daily
Imuran 150mg.
Prednisone 10mg.
Canasa
Multi-Vitamins
Calcium with Vit. D Tablets


Red_34
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 3/4/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL Damian, you do have a way with words and I enjoyed "meeting" you...again :)

Kelly, my MIL just recently got a wii and she is totally hooked too! I've debated on getting one but I have such an addictive personality that I think I would be hooked too - and I definately can't have that especially with the way my hands are! She likes the bowling game and Ice Age.

Hollybob, what do you teach?

Seems we have a few avid readers here huh? :)
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Fibromyalgia-'06~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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basa0806
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 2103
   Posted 3/4/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!
My name is Sam. I'm 19 years old and from Minnesota. I'm currently a freshman in college working towards being a cytotechnologist. I'm a big bio nerd, mostly the cellular and molecular based biology with some interest in infectious diseases.
I was diagnosed in September 2004 with h-pylori and diagnosed with UC in March 2005. I tried everything under the sun to manage the awful first flare I had but after a bowel rest in Dec/Jan 05/06 I was finally put into remission and there I have stayed.I love my GI but I'm at a pediatric clinic and after my next visit I have to move on to an adult GI, and I REALLY don't want to. Along with the UC I have lactose intolerance and I'm pretty sure I have IBS too. I'm the only one in my family with colon problems, though I think my mom might have some problems too.
I love hockey. I grew up with it and its a huge deal in my family. GO WILD!! I absolutely love Gilmore Girls. I swear I've seen every episode 20 times. I have a small Coach fetish. I blame my boyfriend for it! He spoils me :)
Sam
19 years old
Diagnosed March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
3200mg Asacol, 25mg Amitriptlyine, Ortho Tri-cyclen lo, Imodium when I need it
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
Maya Angelou


Beth75
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 3/4/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Everyone!

Damo - I am a huge MacGyver and A-Team fan!  Also, I love CSI Vegas and Miami (though I always get a laugh out of the wide angle shots of David Caruso and his sunglasses).

kb5 - I love the wii we just got a CSI game for it, it's actually really fun!

about my UC, was dx'd 8 yrs ago, did well up until last Sept/Oct when I quit Asacol cold turkey b/c I am hypersensitive to 5ASA's and that gave me a kidney disease (I made the connection not the Doc's!).  Now the prednisone for my kidney disease is making me pre-diabetic.  I know I have to take meds but in lieu of everything that is going on, I find I want to take as minimal meds as possible once I get all this stuff cleared up (prev. I thought hey I'm not feeling well.....take a pill).  It's a real struggle to stay sane on the pred but I try every day to stay positive.

I'm on azathioprine and pred and hope and pray the aza is working but wont know till I can taper the pred.  This really scares me.

about me personally.  I have a wonderful husband our 2 year anniversary is this weekend, we got married in Aruba, it was awesome!  I have 3 cats - all 3 are lovable nutjobs.  I do sales and mktg in the US for a global scientific instrumentation company.  I like what I do but still don't know what I want to be when, "I grow up". I am going to the Domincan in almost 2 months w/my husband to be pampered and go snorkeling.

For fun I like to get together with friends and family, sing karaoke (I do a great Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran), play board games, play the wii and playstation 2 'rock band'  Enjoy going out for coktails, mai tai's, Magners Cider and mojito's.  I love the NE Patriots (still can't think of the superbowl w/out wincing) and watching them play football.  I work out but can't say I really 'enjoy' it.

I read a lot and like sci-fi/fantasy, mystery, chick books (sometimes) anything as long as it's a page turner - am into the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind right now on book 5 of 11.  For TV I like CSI, Earl, The Office, Stargate Atlantis, Flash Gordon, Rock of Love (w/Bret Michaels, good trash TV!) and Cash Cab (on discovery).

Every day I tell myself it could be worse, keep your chin up, be positive, you will get better and make it the best I can. 



Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.

Post Edited (Beth75) : 3/4/2008 12:54:09 PM (GMT-7)


tjf
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3238
   Posted 3/4/2008 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Beth! I LOVE Rock of Love! My hubby made me promise not to tell anyone we watch it...ha ha!
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium

http://www.healingwell.com/donate
Co-Moderator UC Forum


Red_34
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 3/4/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Beth, I LOVE Terry Goodkind's novels! I haven't started any of his Sword of Truth books yet but I keep eyeing them up. I started reading his books several years ago and there was another series but for the life of me, I can't remember the names of them. All I remember is that I couldn't put them down and I would run up to the library right after I finished one to get another!
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Fibromyalgia-'06~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE
 
 
 
 

 
 


hedgehog
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 3/4/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 32 and living in Ontario, Canada with my husband. We've been married only a year and a half, but have been together for 11 years.  I have my M.Sc. degree and am a plant molecular biology technician. We have 2 cats - Riley (5 yrs) and Einstein (3 mths). We also have fish to which Einstein has taken quite a liking. I like skiing (downhill and cross country), skating and tobogganing in the winter and in summer I like to rollerblade and swim. I like to read and knit as well, but am terrible at finishing my knitting projects.
 
Kelly - Happy Birthday! I am also addicted to the wii. My husband got Link crossbow training for Christmas. It has a gun that the controllers fit in and you shoot targets and bad guys. If my husband didn't stop me from playing, I could play all night.
 
I started having UC symptoms about 2 years ago and was diagnosed 1.5 years ago. My doctor thought it was hemroids and sent me to a surgeon who did a sigmoidoscopy (he didn't think it was hemroids) and diagnosed me.
 
Tara
-female - 32 -diagnosed June 2006
-last 25cm of colon affected
-Salofalk enemas stopped working
-xylocaine enemas put me in remission
-Asacol 2 800mg pills 2x/day
-budesonide enemas as needed


Beth75
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 3/4/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
tjf - there are many closet Rock of Love fans out there, lol. I sure hope Chrissy Jo doesn't win, she's insane (well I think they all are!).

Red - This is my first Terry Goodkind novel/series, it is very addicting. If you like him I would suggest the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, the first book of the series is my absolute favorite (I have read it about 5 times), there are six books, the last two kind of drag on but are really good. Also, Game of Thrones series by George RR Martin is amazing, it't not finished yet, I think there are already 5 books, I am waiting for the next one!!
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.


mudua
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 459
   Posted 3/4/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I am a 35 year old divorced black South African living in Cape Town. I am a IT professional and vegetarian. I am suffering from UC for the last 12 years.
 
I think that I live in the most beautiful city in the world
 
 

Yujin
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 3/4/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

My Name is Eugene, 28 yrs old male from the Philippines. I work as a Network Specialist for AT&T ISDN. Im with the company for almost 2 years now. I worked as a technical support for Dell computers before for almost 3 years... Iam a graduate of ComScie here in Manila... I was diagnosed of UC in 2007. My surgeon thought that my Fisto came back so thats why i was confined in 2007. During the surgery, my surgeon did not see any sign of Fisto so they referred me to a GI, so thats the time they found out that i have UC. Im taking Generic Asacol that i bought online, and its doing great to me...

My hobbies are, collecting DVDs, watching movies.. going to malls, surfing the net, playing computer games.. and sleep :)

so this is me...
Diagnosed with UC on 2007. Undergone Fistulotomy on 2005. Taking Generic Asacol 400mg 3X a day... "HEALTH IS WEALTH"


jujub
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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 3/4/2008 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm the senior citizen of our group at (gasp - I can't believe it!) 60. I've been married to my husband for 40 years. He retired last year, and I'm planning to retire in August. We're in Austin, Texas now but will be relocating to the hills of Tennessee after retirement. It's just the two of us and our dog. He's part border collie and scarily smart sometimes. I have a BS in nursing, and I currently am a program manager with our county health and human services department. I also do some national quality assurance and training for Prevent Child Abuse America.

I love the police shows on television too, especially NCIS, CSI and Criminal Minds. Since we all have to have a guilty pleasure, I have to admit I sometimes watch American Idol. (Blush) I also love to garden and play games on this computer that's taken over my life.

In 2001 I was just starting to get better after having a bad case of "post-infectious reactive airway disease" (that's asthma following a cold for those of us who like plain English.) I'd been on and off Prednisone for the previous 8 months. I started having more stools, then bleeding. When I saw blood, I ran like a gazelle to the doctor, because my mother had colon cancer. A month later I had a brand-spanking new diagnosis of UC> I was started on Asacol, which made me much worse. Changed to Pentasa with no results, then Colazal. To be brief, I tried a bucket full of different things before I finally achieved a remission with Remicade in early 2006.

I'm really sorry everyone here needs this forum, but really glad you found us. I've been around off and on since 2003, and it's been a huge support to me. Welcome to our new members!


Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
Co-Moderator UC Forum


KSpace
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 3/4/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
31 yo male, in the northeast, married for a couple of years, and work in health care. Diagnosed with UC in 2003 after symptoms started upon returning from a trip outside the US that was complicated by severe traveler's D. Been struggling with symptoms until recently decided that going to the bathroom 5-10 times a day or more was not something to live with and saw a new physician. Currently getting better and hoping to stay that way. This forum has been a great resource.

Love to travel (not necessarily to the bathroom, though). Really into watching LOST on TV.
15 cm left sided colitis
Currently on Cortenema and Lialda since Feb '08
Lialda has been amazing!


Red_34
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 3/4/2008 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Kspace - I am a HUGE Lost fan! I just wished I knew what the heck was going on! It gets sort of frustrating because by the time you stop watching an episode, you have more questions then before it started lol.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
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tjf
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   Posted 3/4/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
We're big Lost fans too. It is driving me batty though! My favorite TV show is House!
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KSpace
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 3/4/2008 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Red_34, for some reason, we started getting TV guide, and I just happened to randomly read that the series is supposed to end in 2010. This means that they have to drag it out until then. I'm tempted to just watch the whole thing on DVD once its over so I have immediate gratification of watching what happens next. I agree, I go nuts at the end of each episode. Kinda frustrating if you ask me! Definitely not satisfying.

TJF, I'm right there with you on LOST. Not to rain on your parade, but I got a little bored with HOUSE because it was the same format for each episode... some weird infectious agent or a toxic exposure causing the symptoms. I haven't seen it recently, so I may be wrong. Regardless, I shouldn't be watching too much TV!

To the moderators, sorry to go off topic! No more TV discussions on this thread from me, promise.
15 cm left sided colitis
Currently on Cortenema and Lialda since Feb '08
Lialda has been amazing!


bk1579
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 3/4/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Cool, my turn!!! My name is Brandie and I am 29 years old...I live in Asheville NC and have lived here all my life...I've been married for almost 7 years...I work as a plating operator in a disc brake plant (8 years)...My hobbies include riding dirtbikes with my husband and rock climbing...We used to ride sportbikes, but no longer ride on the street...I love riding in the dirt!!!!! In fact, we have a really big trip planned this month in Kentucky with a bunch of friends from our church...We have no kids, only a boston terrier who is spoiled rotten, and two cats...

As far as the UC goes, I was diagnosed in Feb. of 2007...Thats all I want to talk about that...The other stuff is alot more fun to talk about...

That is a little bit about me...
28 Yrs old
Dx UC 3/07
4 Asacol 3x/day (when I remember to take them)
5mg Prednisone
Remicade (only had three infusions)
Fish Oil supplements
Multi-vitamine
 


tjf
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   Posted 3/4/2008 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Brandie....My hubby and I were in Asheville last weekend!
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