This is my first post to this forum and I just wanted to offer you some encouragement. I'm also feel I'm continually fighting despair and I think our stories are somewhat similar. I was diagnosed almost a year ago February 2009 and have been in a constant flair ever since with good and bad days and weeks. I’m on every medication that is currently on the market I think, colazol, 6-MP, Remicade, Prednisone, nightly enemas, calcium for osteopenia, prenatal vitamin, probiotics and perhaps antibiotics because of a yeast infection. I try to watch to my diet because for me it plays a big part and I find if I eat after six I will suffer through the night. Most nights it does keep me up for an hour or two and my bms are usually super painful and look like mudL. The side effects of the drugs is a whole other story. The one that perplexes me most is how the prednisone hypes me up and gives in the shakes but I also feel very fatigued all at the same time. This is beyond my understanding.
Before UC I was a very active person. I teach elementary PE a job I love and in 2008 completed my first MS Ride, 180 miles in two days. I also enjoy training and doing triathlons. Basically anything that is fun and physical is what I enjoy doing. In a couple of weeks I’m even going to try curling at a convention center here in town J
You will be in my daily prayers.
In April I’m headed to the University of Chicago Medical Center not sure if I will be having surgery or not but it’s looking that way. Keep the faith and stay strong.
By the way, I love this forum and everyone who has posted it has help so much!!!
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