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   Posted 11/5/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Or maybe "luck" is not the right word.  We are packing for Vegas and leave in the morning - two flights of 1.5 hours and 4.5 hours.  Not eating much before, taking snacks I know will be ok, taking Imodium and sitting right by the restrooms. 
When we are there we have a two bathroom condo so if I must - I will stay in the condo while others go have fun.  I think I will be ok.  The Procotfoam and probiotics seems to be doing ok - that with small doses of Imodium and very careful what I eat - I plan on having fun.  See ya in a week.
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
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   Posted 11/5/2008 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Have a WONDERFUL time!!
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 11/5/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Elaine, have a blast. I know all too well of that long flight; except going the opposite way to the east coast! Roll them dice! :-) Win big! Hee hee.


Remicade - will have my 25th infusion on November 26 
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   Posted 11/5/2008 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck. hope you have a great time

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   Posted 11/5/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy - you deserve it!

Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
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   Posted 11/5/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck!
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   Posted 11/5/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you've got everything planned out perfectly. I've found that my UC is usually better when I'm away from home - hopefully it's the same for you. Have fun in Vegas- I'm jealous! smilewinkgrin
31 yr old female, currently pregnant. Due 1/09.
Diagnosed 2/29/08 with Mild Universal UC
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Lialda Colazal & Asacol made symptoms worse, MUCH worse
Not taking any more meds for now. Trying a holistic approach.
Dare I say...REMISSION.

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   Posted 11/5/2008 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   

I went to Vegas less than a week after getting out of the hospital for my last flare. I'm sure you'll be fine. I didn't eat on the planes either and stayed at machines or tables that were close to the bathrooms. I think being in a fun environment kept my mind off UC. I found that I didn't have to go as much while I was there. I wish I was going to Vegas tomorrow. Can you stick me in your suitcase? LOL!


31 year old female diagnosed with UC (entire colon) Feb 2008
(4) 400mg Asacol 3x a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 8 weeks
Omega 3 supp, calcium supp, VSL 3
Prednisone 18mg (tapering 2mg every week)

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   Posted 11/6/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Have a great time
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
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   Posted 11/6/2008 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope you have a wonderful & lucky trip!
42 yr old female diagnosed w/UC (30cm) in 2006
Remicade, Colazal - 12 daily, Imuran - 100 mg daily,
Mesalamine enemas - 8 g (2 daily A.N.),
Dicyclamine - 20 mg (up to 4 daily A.N)
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