Hello All - Had a rough week with throbbing pains thrown UC into a spin

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schrek-chewbacca hunk
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   Posted 8/24/2007 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all, sorry for being absent, I was bedridden most of the week.  My diabetic foot condition took a turn for the worse (called Charcot - pronounced sharko feet) with another bone collapse - and when that happens all the upper support - calves, knees, thighs, hips and back go out on you.  The pain has been remarkable - and I am now taking percocet daily for a while.  Even with the constapating effects of percoset, my UC has started up again - again a blessed two weeks after my first remi infusion, I go Sept 6 and hope for more relief.
I am assuming the trauma of my legs have set me off into a miniflare. 
I am still tapering the pred - but decided to go more slowly given my other problems.
I have not made dinner/meals all week...or done anything but lay down and watch tv (ugghh).  Reading is too hard with the percoset.  My minister friend came over and cooked for us the other night. 
My entire body is so sore, and unstable that he also helped me with my shower - now that's a friend.
When I am better I will make him a huge vat of apple butter - he loves that.  And for my wife - I will endeavor to make her something special as well.
In the meantime, I hope all of you are faring well...miss and love you all.

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   Posted 8/24/2007 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
So sorry to hear that Bob,hope you find some relief soon.

UC/IBS diagnosed Oct. 2004 
Colazal 3,3x a day,6mp 100 mgs,Lomotil,Rowasa,Canasa as needed.
30 mgs prednisone,tapering.
Probiotics,Olay vitamins,Calcium supplement.
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   Posted 8/24/2007 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
You take all the time you need to get yourself feeling better. I'm sorry to hear that the foot (feet?) is still giving you trouble. Hang in there my friend.
Left sided Uc since '92 - meds - Colazal, Canasa (when needed), 6MP (50-75mgs), Forvia, Biotin (IN REMISSION - sort of!)
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   Posted 8/24/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh no Bob! Boy do you deserve a break! Hope you get to feeling better soon. Keep us posted.

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day (attempting to cut this down to 6 by slowly tapering), acidopholis pearls, just added Prilosec OTC

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schrek-chewbacca hunk
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   Posted 8/24/2007 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Tabitha, that is just the problem....hehehhehe.....I had a break!




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   Posted 8/24/2007 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry that you are feeling so bad Bob. All that and you can still keep your sense of humor. Hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 8/24/2007 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Aw Bob, you've had a rough go. Take care of yourself, and know I'm thinking of you.


Remicade - will have my 18th infusion on July 12.
Imuran - 100 mgs....taken before bedtime
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics

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   Posted 8/25/2007 1:17 AM (GMT -6)   
OMG Bob..that'a awful news! I laughed at Tabitha's statement before I read your reply post...yes, I agree you always have your sense of humour and optimistim.

Apple butter...yum. Get well first! I can only imagine what would be IN the apple butter while you're on percocet.

Healing thoughts sent your way!
H xx
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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