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mollymcbutter
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   Posted 4/3/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I was sitting here today and yesterday and more than usually down in the dumps.  Probably a combination of things being on 6MP maybe that is a side effect, or just dealing with UC on a day to day basis (I'm sure that can do it for a lot of us) and then I got to thinking what is something (even one thing) that mostly always uplifts me and can put a smile on my face and for me it's my dogs.  So I thought what is something that puts a smile on your face because what puts one on yours may also put it on someone else's even if it is for a few seconds or a minute (or maybe the rest of the day).  So my word is DOGS, what is yours that without a doubt puts a smile on your face.  We can all use a smile right?...Molly  Oh yeah, one more thing smilewinkgrin

Risan1808
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   Posted 4/3/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
BEACH is my word. The ocean has a calming effect on me. I get to head to the beach in one week. Pray this flare settles down and the pred. starts working by then!!!
Diagnosed Friday, February 13, 2009
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Red_34
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   Posted 4/3/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL Well, I have many things that put a smile on my face. My kids, my husband, my animals. BUT one thing that always makes me laugh out loud just by remembering is one time my husband was chasing me up the stairs. We were picking on each other and just goofing around. I started running up the stairs and my husband is coming after me and runs smack dab into the support pole in the basement. The walls are white and the pole was painted white so he didn't see it. Needless to say, I was laughing so hard I couldn't even make it up the steps. Whenever I am in a funk, I like to think of this because even though it happened about 4 years ago, it still makes me laugh. :)
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mollymcbutter
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   Posted 4/3/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Red, it worked yours put a smile on my face too.

geminisunset
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   Posted 4/3/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
My ferrets... when they're being good, lol. Just thinking about the silly things they have done makes me smile.

Thanks, Molly. I needed this today. :)
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Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006
Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (pancolitis)
Medications: Canasa (helped the first flare when it was just proctitis); Rowasa enemas (did not help as the following colonoscopy confirmed pancolitis); Lialda (2 pills in the morning, 2 pills in the evening, soon to be 2 pills in the morning only once I'm off steriods); Prednisone; Protonix (only took while on prednisone); Remicade infusions, started at 5mg/kg, increased in March to 7.5mg/kg (started Aug 2008 - 6 infusions so far, next infusion on 4/30 continuing every 8 weeks); Zyrtec-D (for allergies); Toprol (a generic form, 25 mg, for a rapid heart rate)
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-complex w/vitamin C, Iron supplements, Omega-3 Fish Oil (coated, not sure how much except one soft-gel daily), Aloe Vera supplement (two daily), Acidopholis
Diet: Spinach and Sunflower seed butter diet (starting 3/21/09)
Current Status: Reached remission for a few weeks in October 2008, but symptoms returned after I allowed myself to enjoy wine again.... gave up wine and have not been in full remission again yet. 


fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/3/2009 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   

My son, of course! 

Here's another picture...yes, I know I'm terribly biased, but I do think he is a "super baby!"

VIEW IMAGE
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 15mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


quincy
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   Posted 4/3/2009 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband when he's in a happy and goofy mood.

My cat almost everyy moment because she's sooooo interactive and pretty much wants what she wants and talks about it constantly. Ignoring her doesn't help so I have to shut myself into a room to get away from her nagging..lol!
She's worse when my husband is sleeping from his night shift...once he gets up, she goes to sleep..sigh. Keeps her busy, however....better than non-interactive.

q
*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 !!!
 


AlliUC
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   Posted 4/3/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
What makes me smile?

My family. My daughter. She has hydrocephalus and has had numerous brain surgeries. She never lets it get her down! She has spirit and she is so brave. She just turned 13.

The time that I had errands to run and had a bag full of stool samples in my purse as I completed them. I thought the idea of going shopping with poo in my purse was beyond hilarious! It still cracks me up.

And when I need something external to push me over to the happy place I turn to Rick Mercer. He always makes me laugh out loud no matter how crappy I feel.
Female, 41
1996 diagnosed proctitis (during pregnancy, just months after I quit smoking)
Mar 3, 2009 diagnosed ulcerative colitis - it got my entire colon - severe

Fighting my first major flare up of UC (but I think my first UC flare up was at the end of 2006, 2 months after I quit smoking again)
60 mg prednisone (started at 30 but was doubled immediately) Mar 5/09
salofalk enemas = 5-aminosalicylic acid (mesalamine) added March 24/09 after second colonoscopy showed not enough progress ( previously managed proctitis with same stuff as suppository and then enema in 06)


mollymcbutter
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   Posted 4/3/2009 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
As I was reading through these I was thinking of so many times laughing till your bladder gives out (LOL) and it came to mind when I was working for the Orthopaedic surgeon at the time. I was talking one on one with a patient at the window as I was talking I kept feeling a poke in my throat area and I could feel that there was something there poking me so I continued to push whatever it was down and this continued for quite a few minutes until I couldn't stand it. I began to pull at the object (mind you the person is still in front of me talking) the object kept pulling out until I realized it was the wire from the underwire bra I stood there and pulled the entire thing out I wanted to bust out laughing and couldn't believe they didn't bust out but think they were probably mortified by it, especially when I put it on my head as a headband and no one skipped a beat in the conversation, it was hysterical and makes me laugh all over again thinking about it.

jano437
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   Posted 4/3/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
My Hobby, which is autograph collecting
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
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mollymcbutter
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   Posted 4/3/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi fruitgirl

I couldn't open up the image of your son :(, bet he is adorable and makes you smile a lot

mollymcbutter
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   Posted 4/3/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
cool and interesting
Jano437 said...
My Hobby, which is autograph collecting


fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/3/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm, molly, I wonder why. Do you have cookies blocked for either tinyurl.com or shutterfly.com? Can other people see the picture ok?
But yes, he is adorable and makes me smile all of the time! He's five and a half months and is just perfect! :)
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 15mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


mollymcbutter
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   Posted 4/3/2009 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Since having McAfee we have had nothing but problems.
fruitgirl said...
Hmmm, molly, I wonder why. Do you have cookies blocked for either tinyurl.com or shutterfly.com? Can other people see the picture ok?
But yes, he is adorable and makes me smile all of the time! He's five and a half months and is just perfect! :)


Red_34
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   Posted 4/3/2009 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I have McAfee and have had no issues with it. Fruitgirl, your son is truly adorable!
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kops2da
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   Posted 4/3/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
All your stories make me smile - thanks - after having a bad week - losing my Dad and all.  BUT - certainly memories of my Dad make me smile.  He was a great old guy and probably remember most the boat rides and fishing with him. If I knew how I would put a link for you to see him.
 
AND my blind dog, Penny!  She does run into the wall a lot!
ElaineNY


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kops2da
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   Posted 4/3/2009 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry about no image!!
 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008  Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks and then down to 15 mg.etc.  Added 6-MP Feb. 28.
Added Anusol suppositories - March 16 - see doc in 3 months. 
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mollymcbutter
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   Posted 4/3/2009 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmm, well I am going to try again, maybe it's too big and I can't open it.  Hope I can get it.
Red_34 said...
I have McAfee and have had no issues with it. Fruitgirl, your son is truly adorable!

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