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Got2Believe
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 436
   Posted 10/3/2007 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Any great accomplishments after UC?
Although I work 2 jobs and take care of my 1yo daughter when i'm not working, I feel my life is stagnent. I would love to make more money in my main profession so I wouldn't have to have a 2nd job, but I find myself thinking to myself I will try harder after my colitis is totally under control. Maybe that is the wrong mentality. I am just scared that if I make any major changes that my stress level will rise and my UC symptoms will come back. My 19yo cousin stays with me and is planning on opening his own business next year so it has got me thinking.
 
I would like to take my accounting career to the next level and I am pretty sure I will after My colitis is totally under control. It's hard when you have depended on your body your whole life in sports and academics and your career and then you get UC and your body sort of lets you down. Maybe in a way I lost confidence with myself or something, so I am wondering if anyone has done something really outgoing or accomplished a major goal after getting UC. SInce I got UC 2 1/2 years ago I have lost a job and lost my family and have my work life and family life and things way out of balance. I need to reach a harmony where I am ready for new challenges so I am curious of some UCers stories of accomplishments. sorry this is so long.
                                                                                         
27/M/TX
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently:  I must say Under Control
RX/day:  5mg prednisone; 2400mg Asacol; 150 Azathioprine
OTC: Probioplus DDS; seldom use vitamins & other natural treatments
FYI: 3 weeks of SCD diet and caprylic acid put and end to my 3rd and worst flare ever. (But i'm not in SCD anymore)
 


AlabamaBabs
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 10/3/2007 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
There is some truth in what you are saying for me, too. I don't know if lately I've used "oh I have to get past this flare" or, "oh, I need to get more stable and feel in control" before I go to the next level and strike out on some additional volunteering or professional side avenues, too. I have the desire, but don't always have the energy. My husband is a constant support and encourager, but my motivation is lacking. I, too, would like to hear the responses. I don't think any of us can afford emotionally to "stop" in life and let UC take us down. Just my rambling thoughts, hope you don't mind.
AlabamaBabs
Pancolitis diagnosed 5/07 
started on 2 Lialda/day and increased to 4 Lialda/day since 8/01/07
40 mg. Prednisone for two weeks starting 9/16/07 and tapering by 5mg per week started 9/28/07
Activia yogurt; multi-vitamin; extra calcium supplement; omega 3's


porclein
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 10/3/2007 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   

I am trying to just keep moving forward despite my diagnosis of severe pancolitis 2 1/2 years ago.  I just started a new job 2 days ago and it is a big job with lots of responsibility and expectations. I will do the best I can do and not let fear rule my behavior. 

I am also trying to be very gentle with myself and know my limitations and allow myself to go to sleep early, to eat simple and mostly organic foods, to take breaks to breathe during the day.  I consider this a huge accomplishment as most of the time I am without energy and another person might have gone on disability.

 


Porclein- Pancolitis diag. 1/05. current meds. pred.-20 mg.
imuran-250 mg. also vsl, fish oil, vitamins.

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