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   Posted 10/23/2008 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm in Kauai with my fiancee...fiancee? you say....Yes, she was my girlfriend until this morning, I proposed and she said yes! So that's where my life is in the moment and I'm about to go enjoy a beachside sunset dinner in paradise!
I hope all of you are well also!
Asacol 2 tabs 2x daily www.myspace.com/gardenerjames
Forvia once a day - Probiotic twice daily - Methotrexate 3 pills once a week
Calcium supp. - .5 mg Folic Acid daily - Omega-3 once daily
16th Remicade infusion early November

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   Posted 10/23/2008 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Omgoodness James! Super congrats to you and the future Mrs. GardnerJames! ;) I am so happy for you!
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   Posted 10/23/2008 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, James! She's a lucky lady.
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 10/23/2008 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
oh yay!! wonderful news James, congrats!!!
hope you 2 enjoy a wonderful time in paradise!
29, happily married, stay at home mom to almost 3 year old son and new baby boy.
currently feeling great!
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), dx'd June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in Jan 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Prayer! asacol, probio, ground psyllium husk, prenatal, folic acid, cal-mag

may you live all the days of your life.

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 10/23/2008 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome, James!

Asacol 1200mg-3x a day

Probiotic=metagenics ultra flora plus DF

Hydrocortizone when needed

In remission since 9-8-08 (shhhhh)

Heart meds

Lipitor,Toprol, aspirin 81


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   Posted 10/24/2008 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   

James!!! tongue   It's so good to hear from you.
Congratulations and best wishes to you and your future bride! I am so happy for both of you! I hope you are feeling great.

By the way, I am also very jealous that you are there and I am here (on Long Island). The weather is turning colder too quickly and our boiler won't be serviced until Tuesday, so no heat in the house until then. I'll think warm thoughts until then.

--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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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 10/24/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know you, but that is awesome news! You have found your best friend and lover! Congrats!

Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin

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   Posted 10/24/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
that is wonderful! Congratulations!
Beth, 33 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07.  Flare May 08 (from aspirin?).
UC dx'd 03/00 Proctosigmoiditis; Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07. Close to remission since 9/08.
Prednisone 10mg 1xday, Lipitor 10mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!

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   Posted 10/24/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
What sweet news. Congrats.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.

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   Posted 10/24/2008 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations James, you deserve all the happiness in the world
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

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   Posted 10/24/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
ahhh, so that's what you've been up to!!! Congratulations on your engagement, looking forward to the pics of your wedding. When will that be, by the way?

Awesome news!
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 !!!

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   Posted 10/24/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulation James, I wish you both all the happiness in world.

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 10/24/2008 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
OMG, James! I think I remember when you first met her....remember the Oreos and chat....and chatting with her at the same time? :-) That was so great. Good for you and congrats to a most special guy and his girl. What wonderful news James!

Remicade - will have my 25th infusion on November 26 
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
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   Posted 10/24/2008 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Many congratulations! It's an awesome thing to care for someone so much that you want to share everything with that person - the good, the bad, the ugly, and the very enjoyable times in between.

Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Mild Flare
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and a probiotic
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next infusion: 12/02/08
Last Prednisone dose:  7/15/08
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 10/24/2008 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
http://asilentocean.blogspot.com/  -> My blog
Diagnosed 7/27/08
Prednisone 20mg/day 40mg/day and tapering again....

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   Posted 10/25/2008 1:20 AM (GMT -6)   
                                     keep the faith 

Zoton (lansoprazole)/pred/colofac


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   Posted 10/25/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
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

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2004
Total Posts : 317
   Posted 10/25/2008 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news, congrats!

3x400mg Asacol, 3x daily
Rowasa enemas
Bee propolis
Flora-Q (probiotic)
Tylenol, 1000mg/headaches

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   Posted 10/25/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everybody! Or should I say, Mahalo!
My fiancee and I are basking in all the well wishes and congratulations :)
We are having an amazing time, went to a Luau last night and I'm hoping today will be spent snorkeling!
Asacol 2 tabs 2x daily www.myspace.com/gardenerjames
Forvia once a day - Probiotic twice daily - Methotrexate 3 pills once a week
Calcium supp. - .5 mg Folic Acid daily - Omega-3 once daily
16th Remicade infusion early November

lil slowpoke
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Total Posts : 290
   Posted 10/25/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! I hope you can make her laugh as hard as you have made me laugh on these boards.
uc since feb '05
colazol 9 day, calcium, multivitamin, fishoil
atenolol, bc pills,( for migraine relief )
back on canasa
stonyfield farm yogurt

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 10/25/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Woooooo! Hoooooooo!!!  yeah yeah yeah
Dx'D in 1990. Remission 1991 - 1/2005
Both flares were in extremely stressful times in my life
Colonoscopy 10/2005 80% of Colon diseased, or as I like to say "Intestinely challenged"
*****9/2007 dumped my GI who I refer to as "Satan" New GI, new med TOTAL remission with in 2 weeks.
Colazal 9 capsules a day*****Digestive Advantage IBS formula 2-4 a day

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