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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 10/17/2007 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, just wanted to drop a line as to what I have been up to. On the UC front, it seems that I am 100% symptom free! No pain, no gas, no blood, normal movements....all is good at the moment and has been for a number of months. I've had some abnormal test results concerning my kidneys (which are being monitored by my GP and GI), but I feel great. :)

Its been a busy summer to say the least. My wife had a baby on the 16th of last month (our second daughter, third child), my brother and his wife moved to the Dominican Republic, i did a lot of renovations on my home, my eldest daughter started grade 1-YIKES!, and I am back at work and having a blast.

I took my physical appraisal at work last month. We have to run an obstacle course in less then 4 minutes and 15 seconds. My best time prior to surgery was 3 minutes 4 seconds.....and last month I scored a 3 minute and 5 second time-only one second time loss! I was pretty happy about that!

My surgery scar is not nearly as distinguished, and other then the loss of a bit of flexibility in my abdominals (which im working on), I feel pretty much 100%.

I've been lurking here a bunch, but not posting as much as I am just very short of time with everything thats been going on. But I do read, and totally understand the pain, discomfort, depression and all the accompanying feelings both physical and emotional that everyone is feeling, and can totally empathize.

Hoping and wishing for remission for you all and take care always! :)
34 year old Male
First Flare was February 2005. Diagnosed June 2005-left-sided Colitis, suspect it has since spread. Started 4000 mg Oral Salofalk June 2005-stopped January 2007. Remission until November 2006.
Been in a flare to various degrees since November 2006 to February 2007. Currently in remission.
Presently on 0 mg Prednisone-down from 60 mg!
Weekly 4000 mg Salofalk enemas.
Daily 4000 mg Salofalk oral.
Started Omeprazole 20 mg February 2007.
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   Posted 10/17/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
SO VERY glad to hear you're doing well! Was wondering about you...

Many congratulations to you and your wife on the new daughter :)

I'm so pleased to hear you're back to feeling well - you had a really rough go for a while.

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
Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
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   Posted 10/17/2007 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   

Wonderful for you and blessings on multiple fronts...and a wonderful attitude as well...you deserve it!



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