I'm thankful for a wonderful marriage to an incredible husband. It's great to be married to your best friend. I'm thankful for 3 terrific, HEALTHY kids and 3 silly, strange cats who make us laugh. I'm thankful for all the other usuals...a roof over our heads, warm beds to sleep in, etc.
Although I make Thanksgiving dinner at other times during the year, this is the first time in many years that I am hosting Thanksgiving. We usually head to PA to visit my husband's family. This year, they are coming here (my MIL died in August so my SIL and family are visiting the families on LI). I love cooking Thanksgiving dinner!
Bratcat is doing great. She no longer has near misses (or oops I got to the toilet a second too late!). She's been out and about with us this past week. She can go many hours without thinking about where the bathroom is. Sometimes she feels a little butt burn but nothing like she experienced right after she started eating solids. She goes back to school on Monday (and is almost looking forward to it). Her scar is healing nicely. It doesn't really hurt. She loves Thanksgiving and the past 2 years she had been coming out of her flare at this time so she didn't have much of an appetite and was very cautious about eating. This year she is ready to take it on!
I'm so sorry that Bratcat was diagnosed with UC and nonamejames was diagnosed with Chrons but in many ways, it has made us stronger. And it brought us to this incredible forum with the smartest, sweetest FINMY (friends I've never met yet).
--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!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect!
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp