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Dansky
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   Posted 4/28/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I seem to have been away for far too long, so allow me to take this opportunity to welcome all the new members, and to explain briefly where I have been.  As some of you will know, I had C-spine surgery almost a year ago, I came close to losing my job, as the Op didn't go too well, I have restricted movement in my head/neck as a result of the surgery and I have a prolapsed cervical disc, which is too dangerous to operate on.  The medical people decided I could return to work on a 3 month trial period, within 2 weeks of being back, a colleague hit me on the back of the head which put me right back in hospital, thankfully it just caused a sprain and swelling to the area of the C4 disc, this prevents me from straightening my left arm, but I have been assured that it will heal, although it was established whilst in hospital that I need surgery on my shoulder, so I'm off back in for the op in June.
 
When I did return to work I was lucky enough to be dedicated the Company webmaster and as such meant I had to create my unit website :-)  Half a days training and 3 months later, it's finished and my boss seems happy enough, because of everything that's been happening, I haven't had time to blow my nose nevermind to spend much time on the internet, but, I'm free from the stress of the website, so here I am, until that is when I have my Op in June hee hee.
 
Such a hectic life I seem to live these days.
 
Take care.
 
Dave 
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 4/28/2008 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Dave! So glad to see you :) I've been wondering how you've been and been hoping for the best!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Flaring :(
 
30mg pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
 
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jano437
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   Posted 4/28/2008 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to see you back. I think of you often

Janice
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Pro-Bio
Forvia
calcium
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)


NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 4/28/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to see you back Dave and to know you're in good spirits.

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.


quincy
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   Posted 4/28/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Dave....I guess this means you didn't win the lottery yet? ;-b


OMG...what exactly happened that a colleague hit you in the back of the head? Can't imagine the setback for you...

It's always good to hear you're in good spirits and will be good to have you back until you get busy again.

I recently saw on TV a new replacement for cervical discs...anything that could work for you I wonder? I'll have to find it..I think they were metal. Looked like a great "invention".

How are things UC-wise?

Welcome back,
quincy xx
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/28/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I'd like to know more about that hit on the back of the head... was it an accident? Was it a playful "you goof! wack" was it a mad slap lol? By the way, that counts as an on the job injury and could be covered by workers comp! I accidently injured a coworker once and felt horrible. I worked corrections and was on third shift. The floors were concrete w/ tile over them. A coworker had his chair tipped back with his legs on the table in front of him. He was dozing off. I picked up his legs to scare him but I didn't realize how far he had tipped back. He tipped over and smacked his head on the floor. Luckily it was just a mild concussion but I felt like SUCH a jerk.
26 Year old married female law student.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid.  For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn.  I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13.  I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium.  Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I alos take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.
 
 


Dansky
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   Posted 4/28/2008 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
The only reason that he slapped me as far as I know was just messing around, but these kind of things happen all the time in the Army, of course normally it wouldn't have caused a problem but he just did it to the wrong person I guess, I did of course fill in the Accident register, but as it doesn't seem to have caused any permanent damage, I don't think it's worth considering compensation. I'm certain he won't do that again ha ha ha.

Dave
Dansky Co-moderator UC forum
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/29/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
By compensation I didn't mean litigating against him I meant from your workplace if you missed enough work. Usually you have to miss 14 days because of the incident and you will have all your time off paid during that time and beyond. Also, if you incured any medical bills because of the incident they would also be paid by your workplace. Because your workplace is the army I am guessing it is different lol. Hope you feel better soon!
26 Year old married female law student.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid.  For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn.  I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13.  I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium.  Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I alos take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.
 
 

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