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Red_34
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I just can NOT believe how freakin' cold it is outside!  I live in Michigan and our air temp right now is -14 degrees with a windchill of -36. Our schools have closed - so no school for the kiddies today. But someone please tell me that they have warmer weather!  I need a warm visual right now! LOL  shocked
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Happychic
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
It's around 35 degrees here in Houston:)
Angela - 38 yr old female
Diagnosed 2005
Currently taking Lialda(2 each am), multivitamin,and Biotin
In remission since June '08


Red_34
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL Ok, well that's a tad warmer Happychic!
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Happychic
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
That's really cold for us - breaking out our parkas and scarves!
Angela - 38 yr old female
Diagnosed 2005
Currently taking Lialda(2 each am), multivitamin,and Biotin
In remission since June '08


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
It is ice cold here in NY shakehead  
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol (feel hopeless)


jujub
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
0 in the Smokies. Freezin season.
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madabs
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   

Ok here you go.  South Florida report:  Cold front came through yesterday.......  It is 59 degrees currently and forecasted to reach around 70 later today.  I have every window open in my house and am enjoying the cool down immensely since it has been very warm since before Christmas.  Still have plans to take my son to swim practice this afternoon at an outdoor pool.  My husband is out riding his bike wearing only tshirt and shorts.  Think of a mild early summer day in the north.

And.....since when do they close school for cold?  Back in the olden days we would arrive to school with aching feet and icicles hanging off our eyelashes on the those subzero days and no one batted an eye.  :-) 

My kids who were born here in the subtropics don't believe me when I tell them that "real" cold is painful.  They can't even imagine it because they have never been out anything under 40 degress.

 


UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
asacol 12/daily and rowasa as needed 
Trying out Culturelle Probiotic
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do.  lifes been good to me so far.  -joe walsh


unclebubba
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
-9 here in ohio... not sure what the wind chill is. but its warmer than you... LOL. No school here yesterday or today, but I have no kids so this doesn't really affect me.. what affected me more was wakin up this morning to froze pipes. No water. good thing I'm over the worst of my flare ( i hope ) or with no running water that bathroom could have gotten quite smelly till I got the pipes thawed out. LOL
 
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


suebear
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   Posted 1/16/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
It's about 78 degrees here in California! I don't know how all of you live in those areas!

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


Red_34
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   Posted 1/16/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh thank you thank you for the warm weather visuals! I really need that right now. But it makes me envious at the same time! LOL

Madabs, I was just saying the same thing yesterday! I told my hubby that they're making our kids into wussies. I never ever had a day off of school because of cold temps. In fact, I remember quite a few times being frozen to the bone when I made it to school (I walked to school). Many of the kids around me walk to school or wait at the bus stops so I guess it was too cold for that - hmmph! lol

Oh! And what makes it worse is that today is my birthday! lol Every year, it seems the coldest day of the year falls right on my birthday. We are going out to dinner tonight and then to a movie. But we have to go pick up my Gma so she can go out to dinner with us. Then tomorrow we are going out with a bunch of friends for dinner and to a dance club - this cold temp is going to still be around but we also have snow in the forecast now too.
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UCMommyof2
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   Posted 1/16/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I am at -24 today (WITHOUT wind chill) so, does it make you feel better to know you are warmer then me?? ;)
28 yr. old Mother of 2 in NY
Diagnosed in 2007. Currently in remission.
Family history: Mother with Active UC, 30+ years on Remicade treatment.
Flare-ups during pregnancies only (so far).
Controlled: Prednisone, 40mg/ed. for 30 week @ time of diagnosis.
No maintenance drugs.
Supplements, Fiber, Probiotics


kb5
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   Posted 1/16/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
We here in Chicago are between -25 to -40 with wind chill. Schools were closed yesterday and today. I can tell you that it's becuase of the kids who ride busses. If they had to wait outside for more than 5 minutes for the bus they would have frostbite.

Personally i love it. I live in Chicago for a reason. As a teacher I have the day off too but think we should have still gone. But instead I will spend the day inside cooking and cleaning.I don't even mind taking the dog out. Though it is too cold for him to go more than a few feet before his paws freeze up. I would so rather be here than in 85 degree weather! I hate heat! YOu can always put on more clothing but there is only so much you can take off. Without the cold you can't appreciate the warm.

I raise my hot coffee in honor of fires in the fireplace, scarves, and warm blankets! here's to a night of tv and hot chocolate!
Kelly, 30, suburbs of Chicago, IL

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, no more pred after two years!!!! Off imuran as remicade is working!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran 8mg every six hours for nausea
Remicade started 3/1/08...just had 4th infusion


LeafsFan
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   Posted 1/16/2009 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   

I am right across the border from Michigan, here in Ontario. Starting my car today was like starting a big farm tractor. Didn't think she was going to go...

Good thing I started it 15 mins before I had to leave the house...

I'm glad it's cold enough to keep the snow, I am going on a ski trip this weekend. Hopefully it warms up just a bit so I don't freeze my extremities off haha.

PS - happy birthday Sherry.


Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
 
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08 - currently feeling ok
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Prednisone 50mg 45mg 40mg 35mg day - Calicium + Vit D
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Eva Lou
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   Posted 1/16/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Yay cold!!! Yay hot chocolate (even though it wreaks UC havoc), Yay fireplaces!!! I'm on Cape Cod- it's not bad today, around 15 degrees, with wind chill about -10. It snowed all day yesterday. My daughter had today off anyway, an in-service day, which worked out nicely as she's been throwing up since last night anyway! I am at work though- she's on the couch, with Grandma.
diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
Culturelle
Fiber supplement
 
 
 


unclebubba
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   Posted 1/16/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
happy birthday
 
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


UCMommyof2
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   Posted 1/16/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I couldn't live without a remote car starter!!! I live near Saranac Lake which holds some of the coldest temperatures on US record. But in all reality once you hit a certain temp it's just cold... COLD IS COLD. I can tell the difference between 20 to 40 to 60... but I cannot between 0 to -40, I can't feel anything and my nose hurts, that's all I know.

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!
28 yr. old Mother of 2 in NY
Diagnosed in 2007. Currently in remission.
Family history: Mother with Active UC, 30+ years on Remicade treatment.
Flare-ups during pregnancies only (so far).
Controlled: Prednisone, 40mg/ed. for 30 week @ time of diagnosis.
No maintenance drugs.
Supplements, Fiber, Probiotics


Qvist
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   Posted 1/16/2009 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   

So much for Global Warming ........ they promised warmer weather didn't they ? :-))

Well in the bigger picture it's probably good that it's cold! I also saw in TV that the Poles (North/South Pole) are increasing again ......

Here in Denmark - That's Northern Europe for you Americans (..... just kidding), it's much colder than last year. But only about -2/-4 degree celcius.

 


Red_34
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   Posted 1/16/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Ohhh how I miss my hot chocolate! I tried on a couple occasions to drink this not too long ago and umm no go! It made me feel absolutely horrible - nauseas, gassy etc. So in the evenings if I get cold, I settle for either decaf tea or decaf coffee. I got my gas/electric bill yesterday and eek! I sure hope it warms up soon so I can turn down the furnace a bit.

I'm afraid to go outside to start the car - I'm afraid it won't start! So maybe I will just forget about going anywhere and wait until this evening. My hubby had to go to work this morning and he said the truck was making some strange noises - whistling, grumbling, clanking. I don't think the truck wanted to start.

Thanks for the bday wishes! :) I wish I could claim that I'm 22 like I keep telling everyone. What is depressing is that as of today, I am officially one year away from being the big 4-0 eek!
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UCMommyof2
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   Posted 1/16/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Awww Sherry, 40 is the new 30!! :D
28 yr. old Mother of 2 in NY
Diagnosed in 2007. Currently in remission.
Family history: Mother with Active UC, 30+ years on Remicade treatment.
Flare-ups during pregnancies only (so far).
Controlled: Prednisone, 40mg/ed. for 30 week @ time of diagnosis.
No maintenance drugs.
Supplements, Fiber, Probiotics


basa0806
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   Posted 1/16/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I woke up today and the temp was -33 and now its -15 with a wind chill of -33 in central MN. Yesterday and today the local schools were close and so were the ones in the twin cities but nope my college was open! Go figure! On Tuesday though its supposed to be sunny and 30 above!
Sam
20 year old college student diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 16
Remission since January/April 2006
400mg Asacol 2x, 10mg Elavil, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD

"If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
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Sara14
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   Posted 1/16/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
We've had that weather all week, Red. It SUCKS! It was -40 outside this morning, not even with the wind.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops

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pb4
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   Posted 1/16/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Here in Calgary/surrounding area, Alberta we're finally sitting at about +10 but still tons of snow needs to melt...I tell ya this has been the longest, snowiest and coldest winter that I can remember and I'm very surprised at how this winter has affected so many U.S. states like Nevada and Arizona with snow...so strange.

:)
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ucwarrior
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   Posted 1/16/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
its about 20 here in Delaware with a ~17mph wind taking it to about 7. I Don't mind the cold as much as hot weather.

Although you folks up north in the freezer part of the refrigerator are getting brutalized and I think if I were in that locale I may have to change my opinion a bit.
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1995
32 years old
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dakotagirl
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   Posted 1/16/2009 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Here in SE Texas things were "cold" for the locals this morning. It was about 30 degrees. I chidded myself for not dressing properly. A year away from a real "winter" and I'm loosing it?!?!? It has turned into a beautiful afternoon with highs in the high 40s or low 50s. The SUNSHINE is the best. We're in for a gray weekend though.

I am enjoying the break from the warmer, and more humid, temperatures of the south. I know what the summer will bring. However, I am glad that I am not experiencing the blistering cold that some of you are.

Please stay safe!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
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Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 50mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia, Fibercon, and Culturelle
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Christine1946
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   Posted 1/16/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
     16 degrees here in south Jersey...or Joisey, however you wish to pronounce it.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

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