I'd rather not share my name, but my husband calls me Peety, shortened from Pretty Lady (isn't that sweet?). We've been married for 12 years, no children, two spoiled cats, and many nieces and nephews we like to spoil, too.
I am an attorney and work for a faith-based hospital system (although I'm not a religious person).
I am their lobbyist and so am immersed in health reform (ask me anything).
I'm an avid golfer, playing two or three times per week with a 15 handicap. I like to be strong, although back problems are interfering with my strength training lately (but I don't let it stop me from playing golf, I just suffer later). I love being outdoors and am tinkering in my flower gardens whenever I'm not working or on the golf course.
I love to have friends over for cocktails and drifting in my little swimming pool. In winter, college sports are big in our town, so we spend lots of time with friends going to games and hanging out in sports bars. My husband just stepped out of the corporate world to teach high school, so we're having fun with that especially since we don't have kids.
I have had UC for a long time and it has been surreal to finally "get to know" others with the same disease. But you may know I keep my condition private, don't believe there is benefit in telling anyone, especially my employer. I'm enjoying sharing what I have learned with everyone here, and learning about
Remicade has been a godsend.
Has anyone noticed I've been 49 for a very, very long time??
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985.
Asacol maintenance for 20+ years;
Prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
Food sensitivity test by Naturopath showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances, helped some.
Remicade started April 2009 (Humira denied) and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow