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NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 4/18/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
What's your plan for the weekend?
 
I've decided that I MUST at all costs relax this weekend, so I'm going to watch a nice action packed DVD at home with the family or alone if they can't be bothered. Then I'm going to paint the kitchen walls since painting is something I love to do...not sure what else I'll do so long as I can relax.
 
We go through more stress than most people, so I'm calling a timeout so I can relax...
 
What's your plan for the weekend?
 

:-)

NBT


Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.


sweetmelody
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   Posted 4/18/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
im totally going to rest. just... rest. Hang out allll day long... hope my neck pain and sinus infection go away.

hubbys comin home from texas tomorrow so ill be excited about that... ill prob let him take care of me


yay
Kara, 20
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07
-Left sided all the way up
-Was on Colazal..it didn't do anything for me. Had horrible flare up...been on lialda and pred since. Seems to be working!
Medications: Colazal 3 pills 3x a day
                   Prednisone
                  Lialda - 2 pills in the morning w/ food. Proctofoam once before bed


Got2Believe
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   Posted 4/18/2008 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
3 on 3 basketball tournament for me. I love playing ball. I'm driving to a small 500 people town where my grandparents live to play in the tournament with my friends and coworkers.
I have to leave today, friday after work b/c I don't want to have to take the 3 hour trip in the morning when my colitis symptoms are worse.
Have a good weekend you all.
                                                                                         
28/M/TX (revised 4/16/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  3 weeks of flaring and finally improving.
RX/day:  Tapered Prednisone completely January 2008. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
(believe me I know my body and do not recommend doing this!!!)
OTC: seldom use VSL#3, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
 


Red_34
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   Posted 4/18/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Today I am not doing much other then picking out some vinyl siding because we are redoing our house soon. But tomorrow I am meeting some friends for dinner and then going to play pool. Then on Sunday is my MIL's bday so we will be going over there. Oh drat! I forgot to get her something! So I guess that means I'm going shopping too! :)
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tjf
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   Posted 4/18/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Tomorrow I'm volunteering at an event for a friend's foundation. Sunday we are going to the zoo! Busy weekend for us!
Tabitha (Tab)

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

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Beth75
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   Posted 4/18/2008 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
resting tonite, I have a cold and hopefully feel better tomorrow, have a tanning appt, mani/pedi then meet friend for a drink then a dinner party. Sunday absolutely nothing but read my book!
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
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 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 20mg 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.


princesscolon
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   Posted 4/18/2008 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I am hoping to go shopping ALONE tomorrow at Macy's, then we're planning to buy a swimming pool and set it up and spend the day in the pool w/ the kids. Sunday we're going to church, my ds has baseball practice and and an earth day festival at our museum. Oh and somewhere in between all that my dh says he'll help me clean the house. That could take weeks considering the state my house is in right now!
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 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Flagyl 750 mgs started 4/2/08, Humira started 4/4/08


kb5
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   Posted 4/18/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
This weekend is the anniversary of my husband and my first date. 7yrs! We are just planning on laying low and cooking some steaks. We are also working on projects. I'm putting together some old photos for mothers day and we are making a baggo game for my sister.
Kelly, 30

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, 5mg pred, 150mg Imuran
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea, darvocet for pain
Remicade started 3/1/08...just had 3rd infusion


jano437
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   Posted 4/18/2008 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I am going to an event to see some Pittsburgh Steeler Football Legends. Always looking for a autograph opportunity.
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Pro-Bio
Forvia
calcium
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)


Mellie
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Total Posts : 110
   Posted 4/18/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I worked all day at mt FT job and now I am at my PT job. It is so beautiful outside I wish I wasn't working and could go have a cold beer and play ball with my dogs. Right now my BF and his mom are trying to plant trees in our yard. I will get outta here @ 8 so only a few hours left!
Diagnosed with Crohns/Colitis in 2004. Currently taking Azulfidine 500 mg/3 x 3 day, Synthroid. Have had joint complications such as pyroderma gangrenosum in ankles as complication of IBD.


pmac
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   Posted 4/18/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, we here in Calgary are in the middle of heavy snowfall (-6), and it's supposed to last for days!  Last weekend it was +20 and beautiful...of course this is my weekend off eyes   I've lived here my whole life, you'd think I'd be used to it by now!  So everyone enjoy your yards, pools, BBQ's for me please.  It's making me cold just looking out the window...beautiful as it can be :-)  

philly-fan
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   Posted 4/18/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Tonight I played kickball with my 6 year old daughter and the neighborhood kids.

Tomorrow It will be baseball game at 11 (neighbors son with non existent dad).

Followed by as much yardwork as I can squeese in by 3, which is when my wife goes to work until 11. And then it will be me and my little ladies from 3-11. They are 3 and 6 and we will do all kinds of fun things. Wrap it up with movie night at 7.(ice cream, no popcorn). 

Sunday going to Lancaster PA for kids clothing shopping.(Boo)    Sunday nights I love to grill.

 


Steve


Asacol 1200mg-3x a day

Probiotic=metagenics ultra flora plus DF

Hydrocortizone when needed

Off the prednesone since September 8th (omg)


Heart meds

Lipitor,Toprol, aspirin 81

synthroid


pb4
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   Posted 4/18/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
pmac, I'm a born and raised calgarian too (actually, I think we've discussed this in the past...good memory, not!)

I'm 30 minutes from Calgary now, and might be shoveling snow too, nice spring weather....typical here in Alberta.

NBT, you find painting your kitchen relaxing???? I'm the painter in our house and the worst is the pain I get in my neck from cutting in around the ceiling and rolling...not exactly my idea of relaxing, but to each their own LOL...enjoy!!

I was gonna go into Calgary and pick up my Lancome gift with purchase but I don't think I'll bother with the conditions the roads will likely be in....so I'll do an extra day of cardio, not relaxing, but definitely a stress reliever.

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


78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 4/18/2008 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I like painting walls, too. I find that taping and painting are soothing. And I like peeling off those long streamers of tape after the paint dries! My preferred painting time is from 11pm-2am. Hubby and kitties are all asleep. I even painted our neighbor's bathroom when they were away one weekend so I could paint it late at night. I also did their LR and hallway for them. (I like these neighbors)

Tomorrow I have a friend coming over to help me get my Master closet and MBedroom organized before my Mother flies out for my surgery date. If I don't clean it up and put it away, she'll do it and I won't know where anything is. My sewing/quilting area is set up in the MBR and I need to know where all my supplies are for my various projects.

May try to help Hubby organize the garage on Sunday afternoon. Or we'll lounge around and watch movies.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
UC is pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry. 
I'd much rather laugh.


pb4
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   Posted 4/19/2008 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I always tear away the tape when the paint is still wet, then I don't get little screw-ups on the edges from it like when it's dry.

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


Red_34
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   Posted 4/19/2008 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Ah but there is a trick to peeling that tape. The paint has to be semi dry, not wet and not quite dry. My hubbys a professional painter and he told me that tip. You don't want the paint to be too dry that when you peel it, it takes the paint off with it and if it's too wet, the paint will seep over where the lines of the peeled tape was. So it has to be tacky.
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GardenerJames
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   Posted 4/19/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm shivering this weekend. Last Saturday it was 80 degrees and sunny, and today we have over 2" of snow on the ground!!!!!!!!!!
So...I won't be mowing the lawn like I was planning, or doing any gardening for that matter. I do, however, get to start my 12 prescribed weeks of massage for my back today :)
James
Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily www.myspace.com/gardenerjames
Forvia once a day - Probiotic twice daily - Methotrexate 3 pills once a week - Actonel once a week
Calcium supp. - 1 mg Folic Acid daily - Omega-3 once daily
13th Remicade infusion End of April


Red_34
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   Posted 4/19/2008 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
James, if you want to do yard work you are more then welcome to come do mine! Here in MI we have been actually 20 degrees above normal and I don't mind in the least! Yesterday it was almost 80 and it was awesome! However because my back is a mess, I can't get out there and rake, clean etc. I have to enlist the help of my kids and even then, I need to fit it into their busy schedules! So I say, jump on a plane and visit an ole friend - eh what do you say?? lol Oh forgot to mention, bring the girl friend because I'm sure I can find things for her to do too!
 
Just kidding!  smurf
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~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Fibromyalgia-'06~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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pb4
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   Posted 4/19/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Red_34 said...
Ah but there is a trick to peeling that tape. The paint has to be semi dry, not wet and not quite dry. My hubbys a professional painter and he told me that tip. You don't want the paint to be too dry that when you peel it, it takes the paint off with it and if it's too wet, the paint will seep over where the lines of the peeled tape was. So it has to be tacky.

Correct, and I knew that it just didn't come out that way when I wrote it...my dear dad was also a painter besides many other jobs he'd work at one time, so I learned many tips and tricks from him.
 
:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


pmac
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   Posted 4/20/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey pb4, how much snow have you accumulated at your place?  I cannot believe this weather!  I had finally put the lounge chairs and such out on the deck last weekend thinking we were in the clear, and now the snow is almost up to the bottoms of them...CRAZY!  We did venture out for a bit yesterday...finally went out and got myself some more probiotics (had been out for quite a while) got myself back on the Primadopholus Ruteri that you had reccomended.  The guy that owns the health food store I go to had me try a couple others just to see.  Nice of him since they were a lot cheaper, but just didn't cut it.  Thanks again for the reccomendation, I always think of you when I'm picking them up, and what a difference they have made.  For the last long while I've been taking retention enemas along with my Salofalk pills...I had cleared up right away the first time, tried weaning...no luck, tried a second time no luck.  So now my GI has me alternating one night Salofalk Enema...the next a cortosone...and sadly it's just not getting rid of the bleeding, I am however noticing a diff. in the urgency, mucous, and # of times I go now...so that's good!  Do you think that the probiotics will help with the rest?  I'm really hoping so, cause we are going away for a month soon to Europe, and I really don't want to pack a suitcase full of enemas!!! tongue   Also, could you possibly recommend a good travelling probiotic?  We are going to be all over, and keeping them cold could be an issue.

Hope that you're having a good weekend!  Take care.

Paula :-)


NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 4/20/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
hi pb4,

I can't explain it, there's something about painting that hits the spot...I don't know what it is, but I like it. Still, I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I haven't even picked up a roller yet...sigh...but I will definately paint today and maybe use some of the tips the others mentioned. lol


NBT
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.

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