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   Posted 10/23/2007 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
It seems a few of the forum go-ers have enjoyed my photos that I posted here in the past and so I would like to "re" post a photo of mine that I'm very proud to announce has won 2nd place in Popular Photography's "Your Best Shot" contest for November 2007!!!!!  It is on stands now if you want to take a peak.  yeah
Don't worry, I won't forget my friends now that I'm famous scool

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   Posted 10/23/2007 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay! THAT is fabulous!!!
Dx'D in 1990. Remission 1991 - 1/2005
Both flares were in extremely stressful times in my life
Colonoscopy 10/2005 80% of Colon diseased, or as I like to say "Intestinely challenged"
*****9/2007 dumped my GI who I refer to as "Satan" New GI, new med TOTAL remission with in 2 weeks.
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   Posted 10/23/2007 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
GNC Probiotic
Currently in Remission

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   Posted 10/23/2007 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
What an honor! Congratulations.

Diagnosed with UC in Feb. 2005
Colazal (9 a day)
Folic Acid
Remicade remission

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 10/23/2007 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Great photo, Ryan.

Looks like the chapel at the AFA. So I went and looked at some of your work and I see some gorgeous shots including some from mountains. Looks like some Colorado Shots.
Beautiful work indeed!
diagnosed with UC in 1962
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Asulfadine (500mg tablets, 6 daily)
Folic Acid
Zantac as needed
open heart surgery in 2005 for removal of aortic root aneurysm

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   Posted 10/23/2007 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats!  We always like to hear good news :)

Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
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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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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 10/23/2007 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Ryan, amazing photo! Congrats on the acknowledgment!
--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Current meds:
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday
hydrocortisone enema nightly, rowasa in the morning
40 mg prednisone daily
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly!
Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa
9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone

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   Posted 10/23/2007 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome Ryan!!! I don't remember that pic, but it's definitely eye-catching. I'm trying to figure out how you did it.


*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th 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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   Posted 10/24/2007 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't remember that photo either but it's pretty spectacular! Congrats!
Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia
Allergies - Singulair, Allegra, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
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