I made it - weekend in Chicago!

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glamourgirl
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   Posted 4/13/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
We went to Chicago for the weekend.  It's about a 4 hour drive.  I survived on lots of Immodium and Xanax. lol.  I did just fine and only had to go to the bathroom a few times in the morning before we left our hotel.  I even drank wine every day and was still able to manage due to the Immodium and Xanax.  It was a fun trip but I sure wish I could go away and not have to worry about if/when I'm going to have to go to the bathroom.  Oh well, at least this trip was a success.  I just miss the pre-UC days when the thought of going to the bathroom never entered my mind.
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:
Lialda, 6MP
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


Red_34
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   Posted 4/13/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
It's the small accomplishments that make us smile! Yay for you :) I'm glad you had a good time and had no issues!
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WhiteSox1
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   Posted 4/13/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Excellent! There's plenty of bathrooms in Chicago to use.

This maybe a little off topic, but may I ask what sights did you take in while in Chicago?
Pancolitis - Diagnosed on 9/6/07
Asacol 4 pills 3x's daily
Imuran 150mg.
Canasa
Multi-Vitamins
Calcium with Vit. D Tablets


fruitgirl
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   Posted 4/13/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you had a good time! :)
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 10mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


therearemiracles
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   Posted 4/13/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Girl, I know how you feel about never ever having to think of a bathroom! Now, that's all we do.  I'm glad you trip was a success and you had fun! I have the worst gut spasms, what do you take for your or haven't you had to do this?

I'm in the dating ring and it's a nightmare, I'm worried about "accidents".I'm still doing the 10 mg of pred and the LDN at night. From what people are saying I should see results on the LDN, nothing yet.

Linda


Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC. STARTED LDN ON 1/25/09. Supplements:  Cod Liver, Probiotics, multi whole food vitamin, olive leaf extract.


glamourgirl
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   Posted 4/13/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
There are plenty of bathrooms but it's no fun worrying while waiting in line for things or being in a car for 4 hours. That's what the Xanax is for, it really makes that anxiety go away. :)

Hmm let's see, we started out by going to Gino's for lunch, then to American Girl so my 6 year old could get a doll, then we walked the rest of Michigan Ave. We went to Ed Debevic's for dinner that night. On Saturday we went to Shedd Aquarium then Hard Rock Cafe for lunch. We went to Navy Pier and rode on the ferris wheel. I had a yummy Haagen Dazs mudslide. lol. We had dinner at Dick's Last Resort and then back to Navy Pier for fireworks (we watched from the bar at Riva). We basically did the typical touristy stuff because it was my daughter's first time in a big city so we wanted to show her all of the fun stuff that we don't have at home.
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:
Lialda, 6MP
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


glamourgirl
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 4/13/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Linda-I don't have spasms like that. I do have urgency though, when I have to go...I have to go! Luckily my flare is getting way better so Immodium works wonders for me and the Xanax puts my anxiety to rest. Most of my issues when I'm flaring are stemmed from worrying about not making it to a bathroom. I take the Xanax so I don't have those worries anymore. I would've never made it on a 4 hour car ride without it...or on top of the ferris wheel...or waiting in line for 20 minutes to get into the aquarium.
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:
Lialda, 6MP
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


Red_34
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   Posted 4/13/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I was at the Hard Rock Cafe a couple weeks ago to see the lead singer of Everclear do a story telling - this was the one in Detroit. Lordy were they expensive though! I'm assuming all the Hard Rocks cost the same? It sounds like you had a fun time! My daughter had an American Girl doll when she was younger and we passed her down to my nieces but we recently got her back. But my daughter absolutely loved her AG doll.
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WhiteSox1
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   Posted 4/13/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   

Did you get the deep dish from Gino's?

Excellent.  Glad to hear you had a great time while in Chicago. 


Pancolitis - Diagnosed on 9/6/07
Asacol 4 pills 3x's daily
Imuran 150mg.
Canasa
Multi-Vitamins
Calcium with Vit. D Tablets


glamourgirl
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 4/13/2009 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, we had the deep dish at Gino's...it was sooo good!

Everything in Chicago is expensive so we didn't notice the Hard Rock being anymore expensive than anything else. We didn't have one meal with drinks for less than $50. At Hard Rock we split nachos and chicken strips, and each had 2 drinks and it was $50. Gino's was the same way...small pizza and 4 drinks = $50! We haven't been to Hard Rock in Detroit yet.
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:
Lialda, 6MP
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


Deacon Blues
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 303
   Posted 4/14/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
GOOD FOR YOU!!! Yeehaaa!!!!... that is such a great feeling isn't it! I Just travelled 13 hours one way an 13 back Mich to NC...Bathroon stops for sure, but not EMERGENCY stops!! Some years back we went on a family vacation to Myrtle Beach and I was downing the immodium and starving myself to avoid any emergencies...now that you mention it, what DOES it feel like to not be thinking about bathroom breaks!! Celebrate the little victories as someone here said. There will be many good days ahead for most of us, just try not to let the bad ones tear us down...
DB
Diagnosed with UC in Dec of 1999
PANCOLITIS-mild to moderate (remission for 2 years +!!??...i don't know...I am just SO happy when I have a good day!!)
3X400mg Asacol 3x per day
Mild flares a couple times a year
46 yrs old

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