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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 9/5/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
As I'm sitting here sipping tea through my daily-read of the UC forum I was stopped dead in my tracks by a thought I just had.  And obviously, I felt so compelled I had to share it!
We are awesome!
All of us collectively and individually - never stop.  We never stop looking for what else could help.  We're always looking, thinking, researching, trying and tweaking things for a way to make life better.  We are our own gineau pigs in the sense that we venture right out there with new and different ideas and are then able to share the results.  That takes a lot of guts! (hehe)
We don't just lie down and accept a difficult life with UC (though sometimes, myself included, we have those days!) we tirelessly work to help ourselves and each other - and that is a pretty grand thing if you ask me.
So thanks, all of you, I bet you don't know how much you all mean to me and how kindred I feel having this space we all share.
Yay us!  We rock!  yeah   *pat on our backs*
Dx: Pancolitis for 12 years
Meds: Asacol (400mg x12 daily)
         Prenatal vitamins + extra calcium supp.
         Fish Oil
         Culturelle x2 daily

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 9/5/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I couldn't agree more Danielle :) When I found HW, I found my own little Nirvana in the cyberworld. I'm glad that others found it too. Do you know that when I joined 4 years ago, we only had about 15,000 members - now look......we are approaching 60,000! And the Uc and CD forums are the busiest of all the forum. So I am glad that Uc'ers and CD'ers alike have found a home here on HW as well as the other conditions that others who visit the other forums have.
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 116
   Posted 9/5/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for posting this-it is so true! I was at the doctor this morning since I'm flaring again and was feeling kind of hopeless but your post made me laugh and cry at the same time.
-Lialda (4 pills/day), canasa, Align probiotic, kefir, multivitamin, calcium with vitamin d, iron

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 9/5/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for a wonderful and uplifting post. You are right; we have so many people on here that support and share with each other and that's so important. There's not many other people who can relate to this darned disease, so it's nice to bounce things off each other.


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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 9/5/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, isn't it amazing how we all pull together. I am still a newby as I was just diagnosised 8/25/08, but his forumn is as amazing as my quit smoking forum. Oh and isn't it nice that we can come here and whine! I certainly did last night.

I do hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!


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multi enzyme

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 9/5/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes we are a big pat on the back to us all have a good weekend xx
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Salofalk supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 2 tabsx2 day

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 281
   Posted 9/5/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   

What clear eyes you have, daniella!  We are all awesome.

Rock on.  yeah

Potato...  Female, 58, dx mild left sided ulcerative colitis 11/07
asacol 3 3x a day 
cortenema (generic) am & pm Rowasa every other day 
culturelle, benefiber wafers  generic acidophilus, metamucil wafers
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg
omeprazole 2x a day
oxazepam when needed, lomotil or ImodiumAD (but not in the same day)

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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 9/6/2008 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
great post!:):):)
                                     keep the faith 

Zoton (lansoprazole)/pred/colofac


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