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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 11/20/2007 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah  I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  It is tough for us guys on holidays especially those that focus on food!  nono Try to enjoy and have some fun!
Current meds are:
Asacol 6 pills a day
Lexapro 20 mg once a day
Ativan .5 mg when needed

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 169
   Posted 11/20/2007 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
My first thanksgiving as a UCer. Though I get pretty down at times, I must be thankful for what I do have. Supportive family, friends, and coworkers, a job, a home, and most importantly--health insurance! Seriously.  And HealingWell forums!

Dx Left-sided UC Dec. 2006
Azathioprine 150mg/day
Prednisone 2.5mg/day- back up to 7.5 (trying to taper-started at 60 6/1)
Lialda 4/day
Multivitamin, B complex vit., fish oil, calcium, fiber supplement, probiotic

potty girl
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   Posted 11/20/2007 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you and happy thanksgiving to you also.

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 11/20/2007 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Thanksgiving Stacy

Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Currently in Remission

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   Posted 11/21/2007 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy turkey day to you too! I look forward to all the good eats on this day as well as thinking on what I truly am grateful for. Puts a whole new perspective on your life when you think about what you DO have and that we take for granted.
~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-75mgs), Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio, Hydrocortisone enemas**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** 
~Allergies - Singulair, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)~
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~
~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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   Posted 11/21/2007 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Sherry you are so right!  It's really a shame we all can't think that way everyday!  Enjoy it all!


Current meds are:
Asacol 6 pills a day
Lexapro 20 mg once a day
Ativan .5 mg when needed

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 11/21/2007 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Sherry, I second that! And I also want to say that I am very thankful for healingwell and all of you guys. When I get stressed, worried, or just need a good laugh, there is no one who understands better than my colon challenged buddies! Thank you.
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

Another UC wife
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 11/21/2007 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at Healing Well. We have much to be thankful for this holiday season. And very happy we found this site!!!

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran 15 mg prednisone & tapering, 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enemas AM & PM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/22/2007 2:02 AM (GMT -6)   
and don't forget... eat small, poo small.
28, happily married, stay at home mom to 2 year old son
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.
-tried SCD for 4 weeks with no improvement...
-Asacol since 7/26/06
-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-probiotics, ground psyllium husk, fish oil, CalMag, multivitamin

may you live all the days of your life.

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 730
   Posted 11/22/2007 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, happy thanksgiving to you too! I am so grateful to be a part of this community. You all have done so much for me, and I am eternally grateful. Enjoy the festivities!
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis
25mg Imuran

Fish Oil
Vitamin C
Slippery Elm

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 11/22/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Turkey Day!

Enjoy the good eats :)
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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