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bellski
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   Posted 6/13/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I got the results, well sort of.  My doctor is out of town until the 20th but I've been annoying the heck out of the doctors office to give me my results.  One of the nurses finally said it showed signs of IBD.  She didn't even know if I knew that yet, she said I'd have to wait to talk to doc.  Then I said they were looking for dysplasia they thought they saw before.  Then she said The report says that there are NO SIGNS OF DYSPLASIA.  tongue   yeah   :-)   I am so very relieved.  That made my day.......and then some..  Thanks to you all for your prayers, help and concern.  I feel like I have a whole new group of friends!  I only hope you all can have lots of good news too.  I do plan on going to the University of Chicago just for an overall 2nd opinion, to make sure I'm on the right page with meds, etc.  But I am in no hurry for that, probably August, I need a break from that right now.  Thanks again, Bellski
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis, possible dysplasia
Currently: symptoms have subsided, awaiting biopsy results for dysplasia
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (sometimes) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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ediekristen
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   Posted 6/13/2008 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hooray!!! Glad it turned out okay, congrats :)
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use.

Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
Digestive Advantage: Crohn's and Colitis formula (2 pills per day, started 5/14/08)
125mg Azathioprine
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)
 
 
 


PumpFast
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   Posted 6/13/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
bellski said...
I got the results, well sort of.  My doctor is out of town until the 20th but I've been annoying the heck out of the doctors office to give me my results.  One of the nurses finally said it showed signs of IBD.  She didn't even know if I knew that yet, she said I'd have to wait to talk to doc.  Then I said they were looking for dysplasia they thought they saw before.  Then she said The report says that there are NO SIGNS OF DYSPLASIA.  tongue   yeah   :-)   I am so very relieved.  That made my day.......and then some..  Thanks to you all for your prayers, help and concern.  I feel like I have a whole new group of friends!  I only hope you all can have lots of good news too.  I do plan on going to the University of Chicago just for an overall 2nd opinion, to make sure I'm on the right page with meds, etc.  But I am in no hurry for that, probably August, I need a break from that right now.  Thanks again, Bellski

Bellski,
 
Congrats on the good news! I know how much of a relief it can be to get a good report. I wish you good health.
 
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checkerjane91
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   Posted 6/13/2008 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Bellski,
 
I am so happy for you!  That's great news!
 
Beth

JEG
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   Posted 6/13/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!  That's great news!
3x3 colazol a day (non-generic)
1000 mg canasa bedtime
3 entocort a day
20 mg prednisone daily
2 cortifoam enemas daily
prenatal vitamin
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bellski
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   Posted 6/13/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all so very much, you've been a terrific support group! Bellski
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: symptoms have subsided for the most part
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (sometimes) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"
 


Another Day
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   Posted 6/13/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never visited this forum, but it looks like I picked a good time to do so.  Congratulations to you!
 
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jujub
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   Posted 6/13/2008 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news! Now you can relax and have a great weekend, Lori!
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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elephantlover
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   Posted 6/13/2008 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Bellski,,,CONGRATS on your terrific news. I just saw your post, I am sorry I did not congratulate you earlier. I am so happy for you. Continue the good work. Angel
 


bbc
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   Posted 6/13/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news indeed and I'm glad you got it out of them!

2boyzmom
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   Posted 6/13/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   

congrats on your great news!

I noticed you are from IL as am I and I teach Kdg.  Any suggestions on how to get a second opinion from a 'good' GI? Is there a number or website to call to get that info?

 


bellski
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   Posted 6/13/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
2boysmom, I plan to start looking into it on Monday. Do you live near Chicago? I live in the south suburbs. I think I will just do a little research on the doctors at Uiversity of Chicago (I've heard non-stop great things about them). Then I think I will just call the place and see if I can make an appointment. If that doesn't work, I'll call my family doctor and have him try to get me in. I have decent insurance so I hope it is easy. If you would like, I will keep in touch to tell you who I decided to see or how the process went. Let me know what you think. Thanks, Bellski
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: symptoms have subsided for the most part
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (sometimes) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"
 


Old Hat
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   Posted 6/13/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Terrific news! A big problem getting diagnosed with UC is access to accurate info. I hope you're now on the right track & can convince your relatives of that so they won't bug you unnecessarily. We did threads on that in the past: how people want to give hasty or random advice re digestive problems, often w/o even being asked for help or advice by the UCer. Have a great weekend! / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

2boyzmom
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   Posted 6/13/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I live 2 hours outside of Chicago in the cornfields. If you can keep me updated I would appreciate it.  I do have appt with a new general practioner soon and I am going to ask him the same thing.  Everyone around here says I have the best GI however there are only 2 to pick from.
 
Thanks again!

bellski
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   Posted 6/13/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
2boysmom, I'll keep you posted. That's funny about there being only 2 to pick from. I don't know how sick you are, but two hours doesn't sound that bad to travel if you had to. (But the gas cost might kill you) lol..Good luck with your new general practitioner. Take Care! Bellski
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: symptoms have subsided for the most part
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (sometimes) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"
 


princesscolon
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   Posted 6/13/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I am happy for you, that must be a huge relief for you! :)
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,  Humira started 4/4/08


vicksie
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   Posted 6/15/2008 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   

Bellski,

You must be chuffed. That is great news.

Vicksie yeah


quincy
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   Posted 6/15/2008 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
This is the best news!!! I can imagine your relief!

Are you still planning the trip to Mayo?

q
*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!!)
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bookworm21
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   Posted 6/15/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great! Congrats!
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
Seasonal allergies
9 Asacol, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (1st infusion 06/08)


bellski
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   Posted 6/15/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys. I am planning on getting a second opinion on my overall condition. I want to just go to Univ. of Chicago. I'll check that out tomorrow by calling. I may go to Mayo in the future. My husband is still a little freaked out about me being on medication forever. I didn't have a problem with it, but I get a little nervous because he worries so much about it. Thanks again for the well wishes, I am very relieved to have NO SIGNS OF DYSPASIA! Yea.
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: symptoms have subsided for the most part
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (sometimes) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"
 

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