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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 31
   Posted Today 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
As the topic states, I am a new member to but I have been lurking about for some time now, trying to decide if I feel comfortable joining a "support group". After reading the wealth of kind words, assistance and what seems to be great humor, I have come to realize that this place seems to be exactly what I've been looking for. :)
As my signature states, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in October of 2005, when I was 21. I am now 25. I am one of the lucky few that have only had one flare up, but boy lemme tell was rough! It couldn't have come at a worse time, as I was working full time, going to school part time and had just started my dental radiology internship. I graduated dental school with flying colors and had a blast doing so, although I was physically miserable. (The work load itself landed me in physical therapy, on top of the UC issues!) With my families support, I didn't let anything stand in the way of my goals. :)
In the months of lurking through threads, a light began to shine on the many unanswered questions and "mysterious symptoms" that I had. Not that I'm glad anyone should have to suffer the same, but it's nice to know that I'm not losing my mind or imagining things! I have a plethora of questions but tonight I just wanted to drop in and introduce myself. So hey there, hi there, hello there! I hope all of you are feeling peachy and for those that aren't having the best of days, my well wishes go out to you and please remember to find a reason to smile! :)
(I must add that I chose the name because frankly, I hate Tramadol but dangit, some days it's the only thing that helps! And when I'm feelin good, well I'm a Doll!)

-Ruptured ovarian cyst           7/4/2003 hospitalized for 3 days
-ER Laparoscopy
Dx Endometriosis                   11/10/2003 hospitalized for 3 days
-Ulcerative Colitis Dx              10/2005
-Pleurisy Dx                          12/26/2007
-1st and only UC flare             Jan-Mar 2006
1.2gm Lialda 3 daily, 100mg Zoloft, 110mcg Fluticasone, Proventil, Vit. B12 complex, 400mcg Folic Acid, 400iu Vit. E, 1000mg Vit. C, 800iu Vit. A, 454gm Hydrocerin.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 73
   Posted Today 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW. Dont ever be afraid to ask anything on here. We are all here to help and we all know what your going through.

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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 3/20/2009 5:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome :) I'm glad you finally joined us.
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