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   Posted 10/10/2008 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone,

I need a quote for my yearbook. Can you believe I'm a senior!? Because I was diagnosed in 10th grade and have been through so much in the past few years, I would like the quote to reflect what I've been through and how strong I am because of it. It doesn't have to discuss UC or surgery. Looking for something about overcoming obstacles, strength and perseverance. It can't be too long. A quote, a part of a song or whatever you guys can come up with.

Diagnosed with UC 10/12/06
Daughter of Bennie
17 years old
Flared 3 times in a year and a half tried almost all medicines
Current Meds:None!!
JPouch Step 1 of 2 on July 3

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   Posted 10/10/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! I thought high school was hard enough, and I was healthy. You have my utmost respect for surviving it with UC and the obstacles inherent with this illness. I've got a couple of quotes that might be good. They are kind of mushy though...

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift.

No matter how cold the winter, there's a spring time ahead.

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.

And one that I'll throw in just because I find it amusing:
Just because I go to the bathroom a lot does not mean that I am full of crap!
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort enema, Prednisone (trying to taper down)

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   Posted 10/10/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
These aren't UC related but a couple I liked in high school:

If someone doesn't have a smile, give them one of yours.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you will land among the stars.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 10/10/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
One of my favorites:
"When the rain fall, it don't fall on one man's house."   - Bob Marley
My interpretation:  When you're suffering, you're not alone. 
(Come to think of it, that's a good motto for this website!)
Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 3X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed.
Diet/Exercise:  Spinach/sunflower and low-residue.  Yoga and walking.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.
Status:  Flare

Old Hat
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   Posted 10/10/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
"Non, si male nunc, et olim sic erit" = Even if things are difficult now, they will not always be so. (from Horace via my Latin class). He was an optimist. But hey, it's about YOU & whatever quotes from poetry, songs, etc. have impressed or influenced you. Think about your favorites & the quote will come to you. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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   Posted 10/10/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
One of my current favorite quotes is by Randy Pausch (The Last Lecture): "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."

Female, Age 20
9 Asacol, Rowasa, 1000 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 10/10/2008 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh man this persuaded me to pull out my senior yearbook and man I don't miss high school! lol
For my yearbook I liked...
The quote in my sig
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams- Eleanor Roosevelt
Things do not change; we change- Thoreau
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sam 19 year old college student
Diagnosed March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
3200mg Asacol, 25mg Amitriptlyine, Ortho Tri-cyclen lo, 600mg calcium with vitamin D
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
Maya Angelou

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