Carol, did you change your Healingwell name? I didn’t notice right away.
It’s been a few days since I reported back to you guys. The last 2 hotels we stayed at didn’t have wireless internet. We toured Halifax including the Halifax Citadel and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The museum had a nice display about
the Titanic. Halifax played an important roll in recovering debris and bodies. about
150 bodies were buried in Halifax. They had some original artifacts from the Titanic.
The next day we made it to Baddeck on Cape Briton Island Nova Scotia. We visited the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic site. He had a summer home in the area which is still owned by his great grandson. Bell did a lot of research at his summer home. He is known for a lot more than the telephone. He was involved with aviation. he and his team are responsible for the first powered flight in Canada in 1909. The plane was called the Silver dart and took off from a frozen lake next to Baddeck in February 1909. He also developed the first hydrofoil boat and set a water speed record that stood for 10 years. When Bell died he was buried at his summer estate in Baddeck.
We then set out for a day on the Cabot Trail. It is a magnificent drive along the coast with beautiful scenery. The weather was perfect. When I get home I’ll post some pictures. We then spent a night in Louisburg Nova Scotia. We then went to The Fortress of Louisburg. It is a reconstructed 18th century French fortress. The site is huge. We then went to Glace Bay to the site that Marconi transmitted the first radio signal from North America to Europe in 1902.
Tonight we started our journey back home to Toronto with a stop in Truro Nova Scotia. Tomorrow we drive to Montreal.
Diagnosed in 2000 at age 43 with UC. Colon removed October 20/08.
Bad reaction to Asacol, Pentasa and Dipentum - can’t take any more 5ASAs.
Prednisone - worked well for 1 month, then side effects became unbearable.
6-MP - blood tests showed not metabolizing properly.
Corticosteroid enema, Flagyl, Ciprofloxin, VSL#3, Adacolumn Apheresis – no effect
Methotrexate with Remicade - 7 infusions with no improvement
Folic Acid and B12 injections.
Abatacept trial - no effect