2 years since first sick with UC

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Sweetie31105
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   Posted 1/31/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
When I first came down with this crazy disease, the symptoms started showing 2 years ago this past week. I was working on moving into my current apartment, plus it was close to my birthday too. Isn't that lovely? Developing Ulcerative Colitis during an important time in your life? Boy! 2007 will be a memorable year due to this thing. This time of the year is very busy for my husband and I. Two birthdays and a Wedding anniversary. In 2007 I was sick through all of it. I was hospitalized on the week of my hubby's birthday, and was in there til after Easter (25 days). I got diagnosed in the hospital. Now I have been in remission for going on 2 years in May. Now this time of year marks more to celebrate than before I got sick. Gotta be thankful for remission, but still cautious. Hopefully there isn't more additions to this time of year like children, maybe our children will be born later in the year so it's not that cramped. wink
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007

Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)
Taken off Imuran 1/15/09
Only taking Humira.

Can't take Asacol, Allergic to Remicade

Post Edited (Sweetie31105) : 1/31/2009 6:20:38 PM (GMT-7)


Sara14
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   Posted 1/31/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Me too. Two years ago in January I first developed symptoms. It's near my birthday, too, and it happened when I started my first job after college. Glad you're in remission now. My flare-up seems to get worse every year around this time (I've never been in total remission).
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops


Sweetie31105
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   Posted 1/31/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm just thankful I'm in remission because when I was very sick in the hospital, my hubby was in college, and me being in the hospital didn't help him with school. As of right now, he's so close to done, we don't want anything to hinder him finishing. I'm actually surprised how long I've lasted in remission, and wonder when it will come back, but still thankful. We want to start trying for a baby sometime this year, maybe early next year depending on my hubby mostly.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007

Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)
Taken off Imuran 1/15/09
Only taking Humira.

Can't take Asacol, Allergic to Remicade


basa0806
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   Posted 1/31/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
It'll be 4 years for me in March and 3 years of remission in April. I know how you feel about it coming at the worst possible time. I was sophomore in high school and it was just a pain to have to grow up so fast. Now I'm just thankful I'm in remission for college!
Glad to hear you're in remission though. Hopefully it will last a loooooong time! :)
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"
Maya Angelou


Christine1946
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   Posted 2/1/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
     Last May 3rd my husband had to take me into the hospital because the flare had gotten so bad...this was our 39th wedding anniversary..lol.  Also I missed my grandson's 1st Holy Communion that day too!  Bummer!
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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