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skikraz
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 49
   Posted 8/17/2009 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Having UC, and all the bad things associated with it,  there are probably many different things that happen (or don't) to all of us that make it seem like, YES!,  today's a good day, happiness is.....
54 male New Hampshire
Diagnosed 2/08 mild UC/Proctitis
c diff 11/08
40mg predisone--tapering
flagyl
viconsin 4x day
ambien
canassa 2x day
lialda 2x day my daily med


jujub
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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 8/17/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Getting colonoscopy results that show no active disease.

Eating Mexican food.

Having the energy to complete a simple workout for an hour or so.
Judy
 
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 


mjw82704
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 251
   Posted 8/17/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Sleeping in
Shopping alone but knowing I can come home a family
Losing a pound or more
When my son smiles at me
Getting my eyebrows waxed (ouch!)
Having a clean house
Having a job
Being in remission
Sometimes forgetting that I have UC
Having energy
Feeling attractive
Female, Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001

Remicade
Low Carb Diet

Remicade (expensive!!!! at least on my insurance) stopped a major flare for me. I started flaring after 3rd infusion and started taking Asocal again 4 pills twice per day. I could feel a difference with in one day!. So now I am in remission for hopefully a good long time! Thank God.


skikraz
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 49
   Posted 8/17/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Mexican food, oh my...went to a mexican restaurant last weekend, sorry to say I had a taco salad instead of the  burritos, enchilades, chiles, refried beans etc, I used to enjoy.. a plate full of chips and hot salsa,  to me, would be happiness
54 male New Hampshire
Diagnosed 2/08 mild UC/Proctitis
c diff 11/08
40mg predisone--tapering
flagyl
viconsin 4x day
ambien
canassa 2x day
lialda 2x day my daily med


kops2da
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 8/17/2009 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Happiness is ONLY having UC - there are so many more serious diseases and conditions I could have!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


basa0806
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Total Posts : 2103
   Posted 8/17/2009 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with kops. I thank god everyday that I don't have crohn's...

Happiness to me is...
Being an auntie
The beach
Being in remission
Getting an mani/pedi
Knowing that someday I WILL finish school
Walking out of the mall with a coach shopping bag in my hand tongue
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed with UC in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006-->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Meds: 3 750mg Colazal 2x daily, 25mg Amitriptyline, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD, ortho lo

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change."
Charles Darwin


sirenshooter
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 2012
   Posted 8/17/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Chillin' out and listening to RHCP lol
Cuddling, kisses, love
Having my baby (my cat) with me
Learning fun/useful new things and passing math (like the math thing will ever happen)
Eating veggies I grew
Soooo much more to list!

callalily22 I got a Coach purse a year or two ago XD. It's pretty and blue.
19yr old female diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
125mg Azathioprine 1xday / 1 Mesalamine enema every night /
2000mg Fish Oil 1xday / 500mg Turmeric 3xday /
450mg Boswellia 1xday / 400IU Vitamin E 1xday
Arthritis in both knees
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome


fruitgirl
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Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 8/17/2009 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
My son, Ben, who is 10 months old!
(shown here enjoying his first blueberry pancakes on Sunday morning)
VIEW IMAGE
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (currently tapering; 12.5 mg).


turtle521
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 49
   Posted 8/17/2009 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to agree... mexican food! Or just being able to eat anything and not have to worry about being in pain later.
Currently flaring - 4 Lialda once a day; 40 mg prednisone
Asacol
 
Diagnosed 2000 - currently 27 years old


AmyWaffle
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 173
   Posted 8/17/2009 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
fruitgirl said...
My son, Ben, who is 10 months old!
(shown here enjoying his first blueberry pancakes on Sunday morning)

VIEW IMAGE


Oh my goodness! What a CUTIE!!
UC since 1996 (age 20)
Mommy of 2 sweet little girls.

Asacol (12/day)
Azathioprine (175 mg)
Prednisone (currently 80 mg)
Rowasa nightly
Immodium daily
First Remicade 6/22/09 [discontinued 8/12/09, not helping]


Hellokitty
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 765
   Posted 8/18/2009 4:37 AM (GMT -6)   
leaning to turn a flare around makes me feel happy. someone once said that i would lean to do that when i first joined this form. cant rember who it was but they were fab.

faboulous people makes me happy :)
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication-  500mg pentasa,  250 mg  asacol (every evening)
Diet- Back on the raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity
 

JohnIII
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 8/18/2009 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Loving Family and friends !!
Hospital November 2006 - UC First flare
ER May 2009 C-Diff
Hospital July 2009 Major Flare
 
Prednisone 60mg every morning
K-Tab 10 MEQ 4 Daily
Mesalamine 4 Gram/60 ML 1 bottle twice daily
Lisinopril 5 mg 2 daily
Asacol 400MG 4 tablets 3 times daily
Lipitor 20mg 1 daily
Propranolol 80mg 1 twice daily
Omeprazole 20 mg 1 twice daily
Nortriptyline 50mg 1 everynight
 


songlady
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 3698
   Posted 8/18/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Feeling relaxed on vacation (even though we didn't go anywhere)
Having my two boys at home
taking my mom out today for her 83rd birthday
having a patient and caring husband
Asacol - 16 pills a day
Metamucil - 2 doses
VSL#3, Ultimate Flora Critical Care
Canasa
Cortenemas (not for much longer I hope!)


Eva Lou
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Total Posts : 3442
   Posted 8/18/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   

making it to work without an accident...

having a supportive family who understands that sometimes, I just want to be left alone...

having a job in this economy- & health insurance!

my daughter...

lazing on the beach without using the bathroom once....

 


diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
various probiotics
Fiber supplement
 
 
 


Lonie
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Total Posts : 6448
   Posted 8/18/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Happiness is...wanting for nothing because I have everything I need; health, good family and friends, a great job...and a most incredible husband. Oh, and two very sweet dogs!

Carol

Remicade - will have my 30th infusion on September 2 
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics, Vitamin D-3 (2000 IU)
 
Co-Moderator for the UC Forum
 
 


fruitgirl
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Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 8/18/2009 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Amy! I'm sure he'd love to flirt with your little girls! :)
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (currently tapering; 12.5 mg).


basa0806
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Total Posts : 2103
   Posted 8/18/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
EP, they are SO addicting. It's sad really...
Fruitgirl, he is adorable!!!!
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed with UC in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006-->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Meds: 3 750mg Colazal 2x daily, 25mg Amitriptyline, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD, ortho lo

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change."
Charles Darwin


JOVIGIRL71
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Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 660
   Posted 8/18/2009 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
HAPPYNESS IS......  
 
Not feel sick for one entire day so I can go out and enjoy life !!!
Family, Fiance, My Cat :-)
Having Health Insurance
 
~~ Donna ~~
 
Diagnosed with UC in 1987 at age 16
Imuran ~ 2 1/2 pills a day,Pentasa 2x4 a day
Lexapro ~ 20 mgs daily for sanity  :-)
 


fruitgirl
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 8/18/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Sam!
And I forgot to chime in on the Coach purse love. There's a Coach outlet here in town...I have to make myself stay out of there! I currently have two, and have decided I need a third one now that I have a mini laptop for work. I need a sweet purse that it'll fit in, and the two purses I currently have are both too small! Good thing my birthday is coming up!
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (currently tapering; 12.5 mg).


basa0806
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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 8/18/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Ugh, there is an outlet on my drive back to school and it takes everything I have not to stop! I think I have 11 purses (including my moms)....I never EVER pay full price for them though so I'm not as ashamed as I could be! smilewinkgrin
Sam(antha)
20 year old college student diagnosed with UC in March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006-->THREE YEARS!!!!!
Meds: 3 750mg Colazal 2x daily, 25mg Amitriptyline, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD, ortho lo

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change"
Charles Darwin


Peety
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2855
   Posted 8/18/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
A golf course with restrooms...and my new Lexus convertible.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol maintenance for 20+ years; used prednisone & Rowasa for flares.  Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), salmon oil (omega-3) when I can remember. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet.
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow


Jen O
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 136
   Posted 8/18/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, I LOVE Mexican food, too. I eat it and the only way I pay for it is on the scale...luckily it does NOTHING to my UC.
My fun 5 year old (and her softball, ballet lessons, girl scout meetings, etc)
My loving husband
My FAT cat sleeping on my stomach
being able to go for a great 5 or 6 mile run with no bathroom stops

Jen
Age 34, Diagnosed with UC September 2008
Current Meds:
Started Azathioprine 100 mgs 6/22/2009 and Apriso 4 tabs daily 6/11/2009
Biotin 5 mg
Vitamin D 2,000 IU per day
Calcium 1500 mg per day
Flaxseed Oil 2000 mg per day
Multivitamin
Also tried: Remicade, Asacol, Rowasa, Cantasa, Prednisone 2 times for about 3 months each


subdued
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Total Posts : 3231
   Posted 8/18/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
callalily22 said...
I agree with kops. I thank god everyday that I don't have crohn's...
Me too. At least we have a choice between taking medicines and getting our colon taken out.
 
Happiness is...
My family
Everyone being healthy and happy
 
 


Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).


skikraz
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 49
   Posted 8/18/2009 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
A golf course with restrooms..that's a beautiful thing, I actually carry a roll of TP in my golf bag just in case I have to run into the woods...hasn't happened yet!
54 male New Hampshire
Diagnosed 2/08 mild UC/Proctitis
c diff 11/08
40mg predisone--tapering
flagyl
viconsin 4x day
ambien
canassa 2x day
lialda 2x day my daily med


jeanneac
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 1916
   Posted 8/18/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Happiness is a sweet husband and three dogs who give unconditional love.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location, sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid
 50 +  female
 colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, VSL#3 probiotic.
Blood test positive for Crohn's for whatever that is worth-:)
 

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