Anyone in Chicago want to meet up on Friday?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 4/30/2008 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All!
Sorry I have been a bit absent lately from the boards.  I am glad to say that it's not illness related!  I've been working a ton, volunteering on various projects, and just started going to a brand new IBD supprt group in downtown Chicago.
But that's not why I'm writing......I and other IBD people, friends, and family are going to a happy hour on Friday May 2nd from 6:30 until 9:30 $25 will cover drinks (well drinks) and appetizers for the 3 hours.  It's at McGees, 950 W Webster in Chicago.
Anyway, we've had a cold winter and it's time to get out!  I hope people can make it-just look for me the redhead!
Crohn's and Ostomy in 2004

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 317
   Posted 5/5/2008 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Erica!!

I meant to email you about this, but of course totally forgot. I had a wedding to go to last Friday or else I would definitely would have been at the fundraiser/happy hour. Hope all is well with you and take care!




Diagnosed with UC in 2004
Had flares all through pregnancy last year, and current flare on and off for about 6 months, Imuran helped me get off Pred. and get into remission!!
Currently on Lialda, Imuran 75mg,
prenatal vitamin(taking for folic acid and other nutrients), calcium, and Bifidus Balance FOS probiotics.
Mesalamine enemas as needed...

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 5/6/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow I wish they had something like that where I live!(Ohio)

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 5/7/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry I missed it Erica!  I've been busy finishing up nursing school and really didn't even remember!  Good news is I'm done for now and I'm just waiting on graduation.  Maybe we can have some impromptu meet up sometime soon?
29 years old; diagnosed since 1997 (but I've had it forever)
Current meds:
-Prednisone 7.5 mg!
-Re-trying Imuran; I'm at 100 mg now...but it's making me so tired!
-Asacol 12/day
-Failed Remicade (8/06-8/07)
-Calcium + Vitamin D(for my steroid-affected bones)
-Prenatal vitamins (for the extra stuff, not for pregnancy)

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 135
   Posted 5/7/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
How did I miss this thread?
What kind of support group have you started here in Chicago?  I would like to meet some fellow UC'ers.
Pancolitis - Diagnosed on 9/6/07
Asacol 4 pills 3x's daily
Imuran 150mg.
Calcium with Vit. D Tablets

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 5/7/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -6) to come up with a way for everyone to show their location on a map? Isnt there something like that on one of Google's features?
33 yr old male. UC for 14 years. 5mg pred (tapering off), 12 pills Asacol per day, Dicyclomine (for cramps), 0.5 - 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety), Fish oil pills, Culturelle probiotics. Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (And I am still more afraid of my UC!!)

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:26 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,984,034 posts in 327,174 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161968 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Salmygal.
347 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Kent M., Gaius Gracchus, sandyfeet, Morgan Rae, Hoagie, upnorth, delta30, Pratoman, Coach Craig, fjdrill, kittytalk371, borborygmi, Buddy Blank