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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 12/18/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi to all! I know this time of year can be very difficult for many of us. (Food we cannot eat, drinks we cannot savor, wondering if we will ruin Christmas morning for the kids by running off to the loo just as someone's going to open their gift.) I just wanted to put a bit of holiday cheer out there. 
(Tune to The Tweleve Days of Christmas)
On the first day of Christmas my G.I. said to me, "You have Ulcerative Colitis".
Please feel free to add to the song. "Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night."
Jingle Bell

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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 12/18/2008 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
On the second day of Christmas my GI gave to me
Two medications, Asacol and Prednisone
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.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
Co-Moderator UC Forum
Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 6448
   Posted 12/18/2008 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
On the third day of Christmas my GI said to me, "Let's do a sigmoidscopy without any pain meds" to help you sing better....


Remicade - will have my 25th infusion on November 26 
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
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Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 274
   Posted 12/18/2008 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
On the fourth day of Christmas, my
body said to me..."lets spend day four on the throne ALL DAY"
Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08
Pentasa 500mg 2-4x daily
Prednisone 50mg day - Calicium + Vit D
Multivitamin, Vitamin C

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 239
   Posted 12/18/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
And on the fifth day of Christmas, my GI said to me, "Time for another COLONOSCOPYYYY!"

44 yrs old, only 3rd experience with flare-up start oct29.08, Ont.Canada.
current: asacol 400 mg - 2 4x/day
last flare in 2004 with c-diff, went into shock, hospitalized 2 wks, rec'd transfusion
prednisone, asacol, metronidazole
in 2000 rec'd antibiotics(sinuses),c-diff,ulcerative colitis 

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 12/18/2008 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I love all the replies!!! Keep the holiday happy.

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