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Lonie
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   Posted 3/29/2009 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Today was my 50th birthday....and the sweet man I've been dating(?) has asked me to marry him! Four years ago I thought life was absolutely going to the heck of things, and now, life is wonderful. Thanks to all of you that have supported me throughout the many changes and challenges through my life the last few years. Without you, well, my good friends, life might not have been the same. Thanks! A very heartfelt thanks for the support. :-)
Carol

Remicade - will have my 27th infusion on March 19 Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
 
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subdued
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   Posted 3/29/2009 2:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Carol!
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


PSA
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   Posted 3/29/2009 3:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Carol. Wish you good luck for your new beginning. I am sure you would make a good couple.
45 years Male
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
on Combiflam, Multivitamins and restricted diet.
Tried Sallaki/Turmeric/Homoepathy/Allopathy/Chinese/Unani/Ayuvedic/Yoga before going for surgery
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 3/29/2009 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Birthday and congratulations Carol. Wishing you all the best!
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
100 mg Azathioprine, 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3 x 3 times a day, Metamucil wafers
Vitamin E enema or Mesacol/Asacol enema at least once a week
Spinach & sunflower seed diet


Red_34
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   Posted 3/29/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Awww who can ask for a better birthday present then that huh???? :) Congrats to you and the soon to be mister Carol................oh and HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY!
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fruitgirl
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   Posted 3/29/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! Best wishes! :)
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, 40mg 30mg 20mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


AMK77
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   Posted 3/29/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news! Congrats!! :-)
31 yr old female currently breastfeeding (weaning so I can start 6mp)
Mild Pancolitis
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Cannot tolerate mesalamine - starting 6mp soon


jujub
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   Posted 3/29/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Carol, I'm so happy for you. I know he's a very lucky man, and I hope you will be very happy. No one deserves it more!
Judy
 
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"
 
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Sweetie31105
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   Posted 3/29/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Carol! Wonderful birthday present! Besides asking you on your birthday...What else did he do to make it special?
27 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


pb4
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   Posted 3/29/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations and a very happy birthday to you carol!

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


jano437
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   Posted 3/29/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Carol and Happy Birthday. What a great present
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Pro-Bio
Forvia
calcium


basa0806
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   Posted 3/29/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay!! Happy birthday and congrats!! :)
Sam(antha)
20 year old medical technology/biology student
Remission since January/April 2006
4 400mg Asacol 2x daily, 10mg Elavil, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD, ortho lo

"Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans"
John Lennon


Peety
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   Posted 3/29/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
What wonderful news! So you said Yes?? Congratulations and best, best wishes.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin. 
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, tried to taper but now back up to 20-30 after several really bad days. Waiting for insurance decison on Humira...soon... 


Scorpion24
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   Posted 3/29/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
You go girl!

Lonie
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   Posted 3/29/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone! It was such a perfect weekend; we just enjoyed every minute. Last night we went for a romantic dinner at McCormick & Schmicks (a seafood restaurant) and then today brunch with my parents. It's nice to be in such a easy and loving relationship; I had almost given up on relationships! Thanks to all of you for all the support you've given me through my many trials over the years.
Carol

Remicade - will have my 27th infusion on March 19 Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
 
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kim123
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   Posted 3/29/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Bless you, both. I am so happy for you :)

gurgling tummy
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   Posted 3/29/2009 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Awe Carol, I have tears in my eyes!! I am soooooo thrilled for you, it seems like just yesterday that we were all forcing you to go out with him. You are such a wonderful person and amazingly strong that with all you have been through you still have so much heart left to give. I will have to try and make a trip back out there sometime so we can have lunch again. Congratulations!!!! I couldn't be happier for you!! ((((((HUGS))))))
Em
*~~*Emily*~~*
Diag. Aug 06 (Proctosigmoiditis), finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 12 August 08, Paxil (1 a day) for Depression, anxiety
Gabapentin (still working up to mx dose), Ambien (1 50mg a night), Venlafaxine (2 a day), cyclobenzaprine (1 10mg tab a night), Tramadol (3 50mg tabs every 4 hours), Indomethacin (1 50mg cap every 3 hours), Tylenol Extra strength (2 500mg tabs every 4 hours).
Getting ready to start Azathioprine, we'll see how that goes.


quincy
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   Posted 3/30/2009 3:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy #50th Birthday Carol!!! It's an awesome age to be.

Double awesome to hear you got engaged on this very special day! Congragulations!

You deserve every moment of happiness....
I thank you for being such a caring, supportive and loving person.

quincyxx


*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares, tapered to maintenance  mild flare nightly enemas
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


bookworm21
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   Posted 3/30/2009 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Aww, that's so sweet! Happy belated birthday and congrats! yeah

Lonie
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   Posted 3/30/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   

Well, I just had to share the news with my online family! :-) Em, we talked about that very thing the other night. I told him that I wasn't even sure if I wanted to date him, and that my friend Em and James said to give him a chance...or something to that effect! :-) Ha! Better yet, maybe I'll be in Florida for lunch sooner than you know.

Thanks Quincy; I'm looking forward to this age...it's just time to enjoy! He has two incredible kids; both older so they are like good friends. It's all good.

Thanks to all of you again....you are such a supportive group of folks.


Carol

Remicade - will have my 27th infusion on March 19 Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
 
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gurgling tummy
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   Posted 3/31/2009 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
That would be great if you guys came out here!! The weather right now is wonderful, not too hot or humid. I would love to meet this man of whom you deem worthy of your love!! Happy Birthday sweetie, you deserve this and so much more!
Em
*~~*Emily*~~*
Diag. Aug 06 (Proctosigmoiditis), finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 12 August 08, Paxil (1 a day) for Depression, anxiety
Gabapentin (still working up to mx dose), Ambien (1 50mg a night), Venlafaxine (2 a day), cyclobenzaprine (1 10mg tab a night), Tramadol (3 50mg tabs every 4 hours), Indomethacin (1 50mg cap every 3 hours), Tylenol Extra strength (2 500mg tabs every 4 hours).
Getting ready to start Azathioprine, we'll see how that goes.


Mamas Boys
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   Posted 4/2/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Belated Birthday Carol!  What a fabulous birthday present!  congrats!  I hope the two of you have many happy years together! :)

Mamas Boys
Colazal, Azathioprine, Remicade
Culturelle, MultiVitamin, Folic Acid, Viactiv
Status: Remission!!


glamourgirl
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   Posted 4/2/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so happy for you! Congrats on your engagement. You sound like you are so happy. Happy 50th birthday!!
Female, Age 38
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03, Diagnosed with UC 2/03
Current Meds:
LDN - 2/17/09 1.5 mg., increased to 3 mg. 3/3/09
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


saposs
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   Posted 4/2/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Birthday Carol....wish u both beautiful days ahead :-)
Right now -FLARING (after my Rubella vaccination)
Diagnosed in Jan'2009: Canasa suppositories 1000 nightly...doubled during flare
Symptoms: Mucus, blood, constipated (not always), Lots Gas & No D!
Also gifted with Hypothyroid & have calicum deficiency family history!
Meeting with Doc next month - not yet on oral medication - Doc wants to try just Canasa first!
Also started Probiotic from 23 Mar & fresh Turmeric root from 25 March'09


vietvet
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   Posted 4/3/2009 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
happy birthday (belated), carol!!! :-) you sure your finger didn't slip there?........hit the 5 instead of the 4? that california girl couldn't possibly be 50. (not that there's anything wrong with that). i'm really glad to see you happy again. are you girls still getting together for lunch occasionally?

vv

ps: haven't been around here much lately, but, maybe pb4 will vouch for me that i've been a good boy on the crohns board. devil
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