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Annie76
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 8/23/2007 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Well on Saturday, my oldest daughter and I will begin the journey to college for the first time.  She is attending a university 2 states away.  Her father, sister and brother will come several hours later as the sister runs cross country and her first meet is Saturday.  Of course that means the bulk of the unloading will fall on me!  She is also going to be living on the 4th floor - no elevators.  I will, of course be wearing my trusty Depends as I am still in a flare.  The Depends have "saved" me on several occasions.  I am very happy for my daughter but also a little sad.  It seems like just yesterday I put her on the bus for kindergarten.  Thanks for letting me share my thoughts.  Love to you all.
left-sided colitis diagnosed after 3rd pregnancy 11 years ago: was in remission for 5 years
Current UC Meds:  12 Asacol per day
                          1 Rowasa enema at night
 
Other Meds:  Lipitor, Multi-vitamin, asadophilus, cinnamon capsules
 
In a flare since the middle of April


HNW
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/23/2007 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Just don't do what my mom did when I went back to college for my second year! She locked herself in the van and wouldn't get out to say goodbye cuz she was crying to hard. Good Luck on the drive and moving all of her stuff in. Maybe you can recruit a few boys in her hall to help so you don't have to do so much work. ;) Fourth floor and no elevators! yuck!!
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis: August 7, 2007 at age 24
 
Meds so far: Asacol 3 pills 3 times a day
                 Mesalamine Enemas every night


Annie76
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 8/23/2007 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I am hoping I don't cry until AFTER we leave her. She would be so embarrassed. I noticed you are on the same meds as me. Are they working for you? I don't like the enemas but I feel they are doing the most good for me. Sorry you have this disease along with the rest of us. Take your meds and be patient. Thanks for your reply.
left-sided colitis diagnosed after 3rd pregnancy 11 years ago: was in remission for 5 years
Current UC Meds:  12 Asacol per day
                          1 Rowasa enema at night
 
Other Meds:  Lipitor, Multi-vitamin, asadophilus, cinnamon capsules
 
In a flare since the middle of April


AKB
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 992
   Posted 8/23/2007 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
cry freely. it will let your daughter know how loved she is. Glad you are such a wonderful parent. I remember half the parents in my dorm were high-fiving each other that they 'got rid' of their kids 'finally'.
Dx:

Left-sided UC, Jun 2005. Flex-sig only... clear for first 20cms, then inflamed through next 30cms.

Therapies:

Pharmaceutical: Pentasa 3G/day, hydrocort 1x every 7 days
Probiotics: Acidophilus Pearls, Primadophilus Bifidus
Naturals: Caprylic Acid, Methylated B-12, Vit ACDE, Zinc (w/copper), Selenium, Turmeric, Bromelain, Luteolin
Killer Foods: Soda, Fried Food (especially french fries!), Beer, Red Wine, Pepperoncinis


birdiem
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 8/24/2007 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I know it is hard, but try to be happy that she is about to embark on an amazing journey. she's a lucky girl.
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
 
 
probiotics


HNW
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/24/2007 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
My meds seem to be working pretty good. I hate the enemas too, but i'm getting used to them. I feel a ton better then what I did before I started taking them. My joints started to hurt really bad the past few days, so they put me in prednisone for ten days :( we'll see what happens.

I'm sure your daughter wont be to embarrassed. :) Saying good bye to your parents is the hardest part in the beginning, then saying good bye to the friends you made is the hardest part at the end! Good Luck with everything again :)
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis: August 7, 2007 at age 24
 
Meds so far: Asacol 3 pills 3 times a day
                 Mesalamine Enemas every night

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