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Malkavian
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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Completely off-topic, but I just had my graduation ceremony this morning. I now officially have my bachelor's.

And one of my favorite professors even showed up, which was awesome. =) My parents were all like, "who was that old guy you were shaking hands with when you came off of the stage?"

Just wanted to share.
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently taking Asacol (3x/day) and Calcium/D supplements


quincy
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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
oh wow! what a very personal experience having your fave professor come to your graduation ceremony!

Congratulations!
quincy
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Red_34
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   Posted 5/21/2009 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Super congrats to you!
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Malkavian
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   Posted 5/21/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks!

Yeah, it was awesome. He's a sweet old guy with gray hair and a beard to rival Einstein. When I talked to him after the ceremony, the told me that I was one of his success stories and to feel free to use him as a reference for jobs, etc.

I'm going to my best friend's tomorrow (must get her flowers), then probably to a graduation celebration thrown by said professor.
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently taking Asacol (3x/day) and Calcium/D supplements


jeanneac
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   Posted 5/21/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! Enjoy the moment!
diagnosed 1/09 with colitis & diverticulitis
 54 yo, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, cymbalta
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Malkavian
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   Posted 5/21/2009 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Trying my best. It's so busy though!
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently taking Asacol (3x/day) and Calcium/D supplements


fruitgirl
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   Posted 5/21/2009 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! What area is your bachelor's in?
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, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Malkavian
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   Posted 5/21/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a biology student.

And thanks. =)
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently taking Asacol (3x/day) and Calcium/D supplements


Sweetie31105
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   Posted 5/21/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! My hubby is close to graduating he will graduate in dec. Graduating college is a huge milestone treasure it.
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


subdued
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   Posted 5/21/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis 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)


kops2da
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   Posted 5/21/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
CONGRATS!!!! yeah

kops2da
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   Posted 5/21/2009 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
GEEZ - that devil was not supposed to be there -----sorry!  mad

Malkavian
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   Posted 5/21/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Haha. It's okay, it's amusing.

And thanks everyone. ^_^
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently taking Asacol (3x/day) and Calcium/D supplements


Lonie
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   Posted 5/22/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, congrats! And how awesome is it that your professor showed up just to watch you graduate? Sounds like a special person....and you must be for him too! Again, congrats and enjoy the great times.

Carol

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Malkavian
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   Posted 5/22/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure if he was there JUST for me, he probably had other students there too. But seeing him there was nice.

And thanks ^_^
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently taking Asacol (3x/day) and Calcium/D supplements


Bennie
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   Posted 5/22/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on this wonderful milestone! Enjoy the great feeling of a terrific accomplishment.

--Mom of bratcat (18 years old) and nonamejames (20 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect! Living and loving life as a teenager should!
 
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
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