Finally Home - Slept in my own bedroom first time in 6 months

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schrek-chewbacca hunk
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   Posted 9/28/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
There is no place like home - Thanks to all who here who were thinking of me!
Love to all here!

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   Posted 9/28/2008 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   

Bob, how wonderful! Being home will surely quicken your recovery! Have a wonderful day enjoying everything about your home.
Stay well.

--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (19 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds
Step 2 scheduled for November 10
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp

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   Posted 9/28/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Dorothy knew it, you know it, I know it: there IS no place like home. What a blessing for you and your family! Be well --
40, female
Dx ulcerative proctitis, 3-5 cm, June 2008 (after 5 weeks of blood and mucous) and still flaring
Canasa 1000 mg suppositories and 2 tsp smooth texture Metamucil nightly
25 mg hydrocortisone suppositories and 1 Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra in a.m.
Effexor 37.5, Remeron 30 mg, Clonazepam .5 mg (or more) and Trazodone 75 mg for sleep/anxiety
2.5 mg methimazole for thyroid
Trying acupuncture
Osteopenia and other assorted ailments

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   Posted 9/28/2008 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 9/28/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh my gosh; you are so right Bob, and I am glad you are home now. You've been through the gamut, and you deserve every bit of pleasure you are feeling right now. Take care, and.....welcome home! :-) yeah smilewinkgrin

Remicade - will have my 24th infusion on October 2
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
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   Posted 9/28/2008 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy you are finally home with your family.  Take care, Bob, hugs for you.
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 9/28/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow Bob!!! How awesome a feeling that would be!! How is your cat handling you back in your own bed?

Happy to hear you're improving. There is nothing like home, it'll help your recovery I'm sure.

Healing thoughts sent your way!
H xx
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  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 !!!

potty girl
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   Posted 9/28/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear it Bob, wishing you a speedy recovery, being home with your loved ones will help. I hate it when I have to sleep away from home. most hospital beds leave a lot to be desired.

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,

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   Posted 9/28/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
That's wonderful news, Bob! Your recovery should go even better now that you're back with your family and your familiar surroundings.
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 9/28/2008 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Bob. Your right....nothing beats your own bed. Hugs to you and your family. Welcome home
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

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   Posted 9/28/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad to hear you're home now! That must be a wonderful feeling. Hope things continue to improve for you.

Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.

Old Hat
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   Posted 9/28/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
You just made our day with this wonderful news!!!!!!!!! Hurray!!!!!!!!!!! Best wishes for steady improvement to your mobility & UC flare. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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   Posted 9/28/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news! Welcome home, Bob!!
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   Posted 9/28/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Such wonderful news! There is nothing like being back in your own space :) Happy healing at home!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Remission?!?!?
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next infusion: 10/07/08
Last Prednisone dose:  7/15/08
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   Posted 9/28/2008 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Bob!! I'm sure you must be soooooo much happier at home. I hope you continue to improve. Good Luck!!!
South of Boston, Ma
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all.  Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema once a week. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin 5000mcg, Fibercon.

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   Posted 9/29/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
*Happy dance for you!* Welcome "home" :)
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis(?)~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3rd epidural injection 9/4, Neurontin and Skelaxin
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   Posted 9/29/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy for you, Bob! I hope being home helps you heal faster!
Female, Age 19
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis)1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (4 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day, 1 Anucort

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   Posted 10/1/2008 2:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Bob i'm so happy to hear that you are back in your own bed.You've been through so much buddy:(



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