Posted 3/26/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -7)
Good luck. I will be sending positive thoughts your way.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv

Posted 3/26/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -7)
All my thoughts and good vibes coming Eric's way. You've been a terrific support for him, and it's been a rough beginning, so here's to some happy years ahead for both of you. Let us know how he is doing...and you too! :-) Take care.

Remicade - will have my 21st infusion on April 17.
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
Co-Moderator for the UC Forum

Posted 3/26/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -7)
I read one person's post when they shared their story about having their colon removed.. They said as soon as they woke up from the anesthesia, they could feel that they were healed... I hope your husband feels the same way as soon as he opens his syes!!

Good luck wishes for Eric, and for you, UC Wife, You are truly a blessing to your husband and I hope your lives take a huge turn for the better!!

God Bless you both :)
Diagnosed with U/C January 31st, 2004, IBS on July 21st, 2006 
In Remission since December 11th, 07, with no U/C meds at this time! But, I do take:
         Bentyl 10mg. As needed - Nexium 40mg. 
         Xanax .5mg as needed - Effexor 37.5mg. - Culturelle 1x a day         

Posted 3/26/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -7)
Visualizing a speedy recovery and perfect colon-free life yeah
Dx'D in 1990. Remission 1991 - 1/2005
Both flares were in extremely stressful times in my life
Colonoscopy 10/2005 80% of Colon diseased, or as I like to say "Intestinely challenged"
*****9/2007 dumped my GI who I refer to as "Satan" New GI, new med TOTAL remission with in 2 weeks.
Colazal 9 capsules a day*****

Posted 3/26/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -7)
Prayers are on the way for Eric!
Posted 3/26/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -7)
Best of luck and well wishes for a speedy recovery to your husband Eric!!!!

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

Posted 3/27/2008 12:52 AM (GMT -7)
My prayers are with you and Eric. it's in gods hands now. PS I haven't heard of air in the colon wall will have to read up on this.I am the wife of redbull witch has UC this is very stressfull for him and me.I know what your going thru .Let us know how it goes.
Posted 3/27/2008 5:14 AM (GMT -7)
My prayers are with Eric too at this time. I will hope he has a speedy recovery!
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Posted 3/27/2008 6:44 AM (GMT -7)
my thoughts are with you both for a speedy recovery and great health!
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 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 30mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 10mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your protiens!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.

Posted 3/27/2008 7:33 AM (GMT -7)
Sending happy thoughts and prayers your way. When you can please let us know how he is doing.
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium
Co-Moderator UC Forum

Posted 3/27/2008 9:04 AM (GMT -7)
this is a good thing, believe that! I will keep him in my thoughts. I guess you are going to need a new sign-in name, huh? smile
diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade infusions
Imuran- 100mgs/day

Posted 3/27/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -7)
I am happy to hear that he will be rid of his UC for good. I hope he has an easy surgery and recovery.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08

Posted 3/27/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -7)
Good luck with that process! Lots of prayers going your way to make sure it all goes as planned. You guys are in maryland? I lived my first 23 years in Maryland, went to UMDCP, and then moved to Arizona because my wife got a job here. I feel your pain about being newlyweds and not being able to do the things are you "supposed" to do. My wife and I were like that at first but things get better! Good luck!
March 2005 Dx'd with Ulcerative colitis
Took: asacol, colazal, rowasa, entocort, VSL probiotic
2.14.06 Test results positive for gluten and dairy sensativity! (enterolab)
July 2006 normal c scope and biopsies
Taking: Wellbutrin 150 mg Ativan .5 mg as needed
Officially married!
Gluten Free Dairy free since May 20, 2006 and feeling great 

Posted 3/27/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -7)
Wishing you and Eric all the best!
Rio, 32 yr old male - diagnosed with UC in 07/2006.
Alternative therapies for several months (SCD, ayurvedic treatment, VSL#3): didn't work and became anaemic. Canasa, 2 daily: remission for a month then flared-up.
07/07-11/07: 4800mg Asacol (6 x 400mg, twice a day) & Aloe Elite.
Completed first (6 week) tapered course of Pred in 10/07, flaring up since coming off it.
11/07: Switched from Asacol to 12 x 750mg Colazal (3 weeks on it and symptoms got worse)
12/07: Asacol 4800 mg, Started Azathioprine 175mg, Prednisone taper from 60mg - Now on 10mg; 2/08: added 2 Pentasa x 1mg on alternate days.

Posted 3/27/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -7)
Sending healing vibes! Please let us know how the surgery goes!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Flaring :(
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa, Canasa, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Co-Mod for the UC forum:  Keep HealingWell running smoothly:

Posted 3/27/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -7)
Thinking of Eric today. I hope all is going well.
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

Posted 3/27/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -7)
Sending all good thoughts and my prayers to you Eric and your family to stay strong

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