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birdiem
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   Posted 9/12/2007 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   
so my birthday is on sept 25 ( in about two weeks) and i don't really want anything. i have very generous family and friends who have asked what i want but, seeing as they can't but me a new colon, i can't seem to think of anything i want. that said, this forum has been invaluable to me (and other people) and i would like to ask people to donate. here is my problem: i dn't want them to make checks out to healing well because i don't want them looking up this website. i like the anon feel of this site and i don't want to jepordize that by telling them the "healing well" address. any ideas? maybe the colitis foundation? i just don't know...
~katie
katie
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diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

VSL #3
Flagyl to slow gastric emptying


Red_34
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   Posted 9/12/2007 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   
So you want this little treasure called Healingwell to remain a secret to your family and friends? Totally understandable but just think of what donations can do for HW! :) But if you want your friends and family to make donations other then HW you can have them make donations to www.ccfa.org I believe that it's 84 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to research and education of IBD.
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Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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birdiem
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   Posted 9/12/2007 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
i just want this forum to be for ME. i know that sounds selfish and i would like t do good things for it but i have a very nosy family and i want to keep this to myself...
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

VSL #3
Flagyl to slow gastric emptying


Annie76
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   Posted 9/12/2007 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
could they make out checks to you and then you send the donation here?
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


birdiem
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   Posted 9/12/2007 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
they could, i just fee funny asking fr checks made out to me...you know?
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

VSL #3
Flagyl to slow gastric emptying


Wooky
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   Posted 9/20/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Why don't you tell them there's something you really want for your b'day and not chq's but just money. Our family does it all the time we wrap the money up or put it a box inside a box inside another box. I'm sure if you tell them you want to donate it to your cause they will be more then willing and just explain that you want this to remain your safe haven if they feel it is inappropriate they can buy you whatever they want. Up to them

birdiem
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   Posted 9/20/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
i think it is going to work out. my mom hinted that a few relatives might be giving me checks so i can donate as i please...
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

VSL #3
Amitriptyline to slow gastric emptying
Forvia


tjf
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   Posted 9/20/2007 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
That's awesome you are doing that for your b-day. My best buddy and I did our son's b-days parties together this year (born on the same day). We did donations to a charity too in lieu of gifts. I think it is a great idea:)
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-6 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Prilosec OTC

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birdiem
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   Posted 9/20/2007 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks, i think i am going to split it between HW and the crohns and colitis foundation. unless someone has another suggestion. i am open to all.
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

VSL #3
Amitriptyline to slow gastric emptying
Forvia


UC in TN
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   Posted 9/23/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I share your birthday!  Great idea for your gifts!
Happy Birthday on Tuesday!

Diagnosed with UC in Sept. 2004 (pancolitis)

Currently in a mild to moderate flare on 100mgs Immuran, hydrocortisone enemas as necessary, and had 1st Remicade 6/5/2007

Also take Culturelle probiotic, biotin, Omega-3 supplement, psyllium husk, and multi-vitamin

 


dakotagirl
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   Posted 9/24/2007 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I think you have a wonderful idea! I was just thinking about donations instead of gifts last night! My family always asks what I want for Christmas, etc. Such a conundrum as I don't really need THINGS. So, i was thinking about putting donations to the CCFA on my list.

Best wishes Katie - you're a special gal!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Culturelle, Biotin, Folic Acid, Forvia, Calcium, and B12
 
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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Bennie
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   Posted 9/24/2007 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Happy Birthday Birdiem and UC in TN!!

I hope you are both feeling well. May you have a painfree, healthy year! yeah


--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Current meds:
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday
Rowasa - 7/07 tapering slowly
 
hydrocortisone enema - alternating with Rowasa
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! No more hydrocortisone enemas! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa
Keeping our fingers and toes crossed!!
9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortison enemas.


Seahorselover
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   Posted 9/25/2007 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday, hope it will be filled with Joy, Enjoy your special day :>)
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