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   Posted 9/12/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, I know this is just sheer vanity....but what the hell!!!
Was at a Chief Constable's Commendation award yesterday with the family. It was really well run and the families enjoyed it. I think Chris' (who was my probationer at the time) folks were really taken with the whole ceremony.
Anyway, here's one of the paper spreads about it (bloody awful photo and I think my undercover work is now blown :D )

Diagnosed Indeterminate Colitis 25/11/2007 (update: told by consultant 15/01/08 in his opinion definitely UC).
150mg Azathioprine/Imuran.

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   Posted 9/12/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Very cool.
When I accomplish something and get accolades (nothing like that, mind you), I want to yell, and I did it with this awful disease, too!! But I don't, shhhhh.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA maintenance for 20+ years, usually 3 pills 2x day. 
Currently tapering OFF prednisone from lingering flare;
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy-free, etc. diet which resolved flare. Also Replete probiotic, DGL (licorice root, slippery elm), Permeability Factors. Slow-release iron and B-12 shots for severe anemia.
Sept: Mild case of thrush in throat, prescribed antifungal mouthwash.

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   Posted 9/12/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Right on, very heroic and commendable.
Sean - 31
Prednisone again for another 12 days, 25mg
UC Since April 2006, diagnosed 2007 (Flex-Sig)
4 x Liada (4 am)
175mg Azathioprine
2 x Imodium (on days where I have to leave the house)
Remicade infusion starting
1 x 1000mg Fish Oil Cap
Activia yogurt and SCD-like foods to see if I can make a change. Just got in my 4 day trial of Haldi.

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   Posted 9/12/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow! People always talk about people bravely fighting disease or enduring abuse, but we really have little choice about those things, do we? You had a choice, and risked your own life to save another. Now that's bravery to me!

Congrats, and thanks for sharing with us!
Judy - Southern US 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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   Posted 9/12/2008 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, what an impressive act of bravery. Congratulations on your reward and the accomplishment. Your family must be very proud!
Pancolitis since 2003. Osteopenia. Multi-vitamin, calcium, omeprazole, benefiber, boniva, Lialda, Rowasa enema, enablex, pro-biotics. Former Remicade user.
"The secret to my own happiness, my own good future, is within my own hands, I must not miss that opportunity"

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   Posted 9/12/2008 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Very,very brave of you to risk your life to save another, you deserve to be vane!
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence. 
Started Meds:  Apr 9 08 500mg 5ASA (salofalk) to ease flare, tapering, stopped. 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 Added: tumeric and probiotics.

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   Posted 9/12/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
You are totally awesome!

Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Currently Flaring GRRR
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch

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   Posted 9/12/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Man, that is awesome. I'll raise a pint for you tonight.

My grandfater was a police sargent who died in the line of duty so my hats off to you guys for all you do, your job is never easy.
Pancolitis - Diagnosed on 9/6/07
Asacol 4 pills 3x's daily
Imuran 150mg.
Calcium with Vit. D Tablets

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   Posted 9/13/2008 2:43 AM (GMT -6)   
You and your family have every right t be proud well done. yeah
  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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   Posted 9/13/2008 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Who cares if you are vain - toot your own horn man! That is truly heroic and a selfless act. *pats you on the back*  yeah
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   Posted 9/13/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
To my fellow scot, well done - congrats to you.

32 year old female
UC diagnosed 2001
Asacol 6 per day
Azathioprine 100mg started 4/08
Steroids 5mg per day

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