Posted 11/29/2007 3:31 PM (GMT -7)
They say the more intelligent a person is, the more intelligent the intellectualising is.

I think it's sometimes a male thing Mitz, however, I  have a female friend who changed her name because of how the numbers ended up. It was to give her more focus, organisation, better health and a better life. She's dying of inflammatory cancer. She ignored all the warning signs and even the biopsies....and is now wanting to change her name back.

GO FIGURE??? It's all a state of mind.
 
I need the honesty in order to function.  I'd rather deal with the honesty than fooling myself.   And I agree that labeling oneself with negativity is a road to believing....or just habit for seeking a result that it's gotten them to satisfy a need.

quincy


*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
~vitamins/minerals 
~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 !!!

Post Edited (quincy) : 11/29/2007 3:33:35 PM (GMT-7)

Posted 11/29/2007 3:36 PM (GMT -7)
Reminds me of how my mother didn't accept her diagnosis and beat cancer. One for the females too...but in the opposite context

D
1600 mg Asacol + 500mg suppositories as needed
Acidophilus
No Stress and a positive attitude (mostly!)
 
My colon appears to be acting somewhat normal (ssssshhhhh...don't jinx it)
 
 
 
 
 

Posted 11/29/2007 3:41 PM (GMT -7)
Breast cancer can be beaten..depends on the kind you have and the extent...she still had it, didn't she? Did she go through chemo and treatments? I'm happy to hear she's a survivor....but with that...come cancers that are metastisising do pop up elsewhere. I hope she checks for that just to make sure.

I hope you feel better soon, however. Thanks for stopping in again and reminding us that you don't really need the feedback...but it's still nice to haggle over the same stuff.

quincy
*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
~vitamins/minerals 
~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 !!!

Posted 11/29/2007 3:50 PM (GMT -7)
Thanks for your concern Quincy. Yes some cancers do pop up elsewhere and others simply never re-appear again. My mother is very careful with her checks.

I'm feeling much better thanks to modern meds! Chest all cleared up. Oh and I welcome the feedback. If you think I don't need it then you misinterpret - easy mistake to make no doubt. But alas I'm not here to haggle. If we help each other then I think we help ourselves. We have polarised opinions. Think of me as not so much as not needing yours but simply balancing it! As I'm sure you try to do with mine.
 
Hope Floats,

D


1600 mg Asacol + 500mg suppositories as needed
Acidophilus
No Stress and a positive attitude (mostly!)
 
My colon appears to be acting somewhat normal (ssssshhhhh...don't jinx it)
 
 
 
 
 

Post Edited (damo123) : 11/29/2007 4:13:18 PM (GMT-7)

Posted 11/29/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -7)
Hi all-Damo's post seems to ask the question I've been wondering, especially for those who are on prednisone. Forgive me if I should have started a different post. Three months ago, I was put on azythromycin (sounds like the same 'family' as your antibiotic, Damo) and it seemed as if my colitis flared back up while on the antibiotic to the point of having blood up to 18 times a day and then being placed on prednisone (which I finished this past Tuesday!) I guess this is the c. diff.??

However, and this is how my post ties in with Damo's: upon tapering from 5 mg daily to every other day to every three days.....BRONCHITIS reared it's ugly head and alas, I'm back on another antibiotic as well as a 6 day pred pack. I am hoping the pred will not only help the inflammation in my bronchial tubes, but also work towards preventing a flare. I had the same symptoms the first two days of the antibiotic---urgency, diahrea, etc. However, that has stopped as of yesterday. The antibiotic is generic for biaxin (?).

My question is the same about our immune systems AND I'm wondering how many on pred who taper do end up with an illness. Even the pred medication pack says that pred will 'mask' illnesses and will hinder the body from effectively warding off infections.

Is this a never ending cycle? Is it because of our faulty immune systems? I am trying to think positive, but also want the truth. I don't want to have another flare during the time I stop the pred pack and finish the antibiotic. Then, to get back on pred and have an illness masked, blah, blah, blah.
AlabamaBabs
Pancolitis diagnosed 5/07 
4 Lialda/day since 8/01/07
Started 40 mg. Prednisone for 2 wks on 9/16/07 and tapering by 5mg per week  40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5 every other day, 5 every three days, and DONE as of 11/26/07 for pancolitis.  Placed on pred pack for 5 days for bronchitis on 11/27 decreasing daily from 60mg, 50mg, 40mg, 30mg, 20mg, 10mg and 5 mg. 
 

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