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WhiteSox1
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   Posted 12/7/2007 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know the forum rules too well but I hope posting a link is okay.
 
This is a article about a hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers who was diagnosed with UC and his come back to the game of hockey.
 

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   Posted 12/7/2007 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Great article! Thanks for posting!!
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   Posted 12/7/2007 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Excellent article, thanks for sharing. It's so positive!
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   Posted 12/7/2007 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
He is a UC Fighter! Great article.
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   Posted 12/7/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
This is great for him and I'm happy for him...reminds me of Theron Fluery (and X-Calgary Flame) who since getting DX with crohns disease started up a yrly charity to raise money for crohns and colitis by doing a golf tournament every yr. Although he no longer plays hockey this charity is still ongoing every yr to date.

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   Posted 12/7/2007 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Truly inspirational- thanks for posting that. The only glitch in the way the article was written, in my opinion, was that they stated as fact that surgery for UC would have been "career ending" for him. Career delaying yes (and it is great to see he didn't have to resort to it), but there are a number of professional athletes and other people in physically demanding jobs who have made full comebacks even after jpouch or ostomy surgery. But either with or without a colon, it's wonderful to see these success stories.
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Zurich
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   Posted 12/7/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't get it - or is it just my imagination - why do I read about so many hockey players, football players and athletes in general getting this disease?  Their bodies are in top physical shape through a healthy diet and exercise - why would the body suddenly turn and attack itself?  Here's one that I got from another board this morning (unfortunately though, hers is not a happy ending - she had to give up the sport - such a shame). 
 
 
 
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Harpo
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   Posted 12/7/2007 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Zurich said...
I don't get it - or is it just my imagination - why do I read about so many hockey players, football players and athletes in general getting this disease? Their bodies are in top physical shape through a healthy diet and exercise - why would the body suddenly turn and attack itself? Here's one that I got from another board this morning (unfortunately though, hers is not a happy ending - she had to give up the sport - such a shame).


http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Aid=/20071206/SPORTS17/712060391/1049/SPORTS01





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Because it may be communicable and they make alot of contact..
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Zurich
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   Posted 12/7/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Ouch! Communicable - wouldn't that be something!

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Harpo
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   Posted 12/7/2007 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Zurich said...
Ouch! Communicable - wouldn't that be something!

Zurich


Harvard school of Medicine says that it is...

www.jem.org/cgi/content/abstract/195/9/1129
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Post Edited (Harpo) : 12/7/2007 2:49:14 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 12/7/2007 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
You have to be genetically predisposed to getting IBD....not every athlete necessarily eats properly or a healthy diet, you see them chugging back gatoraid and cokes all the time...it's a matter of it being triggered...no one is safe from not developing (not contracting) IBD IF THEY ARE PREDISPOSED TO GETTING IT, it's a matter of it being triggered for each person, athletes or otherwise.

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   Posted 12/7/2007 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
pb4 is right. Getting IBD doesn't have anything to do with how physically fit you are or how healthy you eat. You have to be genetically predisposed to getting it.

And, no one has proven that UC is communicable. I think Harpo's post may mislead some people (I know that wasn't his intention). The Harvard study posted used animal models and they didn't come to the definite conclusion that UC was communicable.
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Harpo
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   Posted 12/10/2007 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Sara14 said...
pb4 is right. Getting IBD doesn't have anything to do with how physically fit you are or how healthy you eat. You have to be genetically predisposed to getting it.

And, no one has proven that UC is communicable. I think Harpo's post may mislead some people (I know that wasn't his intention). The Harvard study posted used animal models and they didn't come to the definite conclusion that UC was communicable.


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quincy
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   Posted 12/10/2007 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
plus they travel a LOT!!! Eat in so many different places and stay in hotels where there are all sorts of nasties available to be picked up. And I won't even go to the other kind of "picked up".

I so wish people wouldn't assume that being in shape relates to health and not getting sick/ disease.

Just imagine the amount of stress in shape people put their bodies through to remain there as well as using them to perform at their peak.

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   Posted 12/10/2007 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Amen, Quincy! Very well put-- and not to mention that some highly successful athletes have pumped themselves with anabolic steroids, sheer insanity! / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])
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