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Red_34
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   Posted 12/19/2007 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm feeling a bit goofy today so I was sitting, drinking my morning coffee when a weird thought popped into my head.  Do you ever wonder how our medications know exactly where to go and to do what they're supposed to do??  This is a typical work day for the traffic operators in Sherry's stomach.........
 
"Hey John! Time to wake up!  It's time to get to work"
"Alright, alright! I'm up!  You know, I'm getting pretty darn tired Steve.  Doesn't she ever give it a break? Darn, I need a vacation!"
John and Steve stumble out of bed, throw on their traffic control duds and stroll into work with their stop signs in hand.  The stomach is a unpredictable location to work so they make sure they put on their hard hats because who knows what is going to be thrown at them at any given time!
"It's showtime John! Get ready, here they come!"
Slowly the first dose enters the stomach.
"Ok, Mr. Colazal - you know where to go.  Stay to the left, no running and remember...don't let the stuffing fly until it's your time got it?? Oh and this time, don't leave Mrs. Probiotic on her own ok? You know how she gets lost!"
"Whoa!  Where do you think you're going Mr. Vitamin??  You can't be just prancing all around here like you own the joint.  You're holding up traffic!  On you go now, no dallying."
"Well hi there Ms. Prilosec! You're looking awfully beautiful today.  Me and John are going to get some lunch in a bit and since you work in the area - how about you join us? Hey John! Stop that Biotin! It's going in the wrong direction!"
"Phew, that was a rough shift.  I heard that we are getting a new dose at lunch.  So we gotta be on our toes, got it? Oh and btw, who's going to take the night shift?  I vote you do it John seeing since you're the new guy.  Rerouting Mr. 6mp is a challenge and I think this is what you need to help you with your career. Oh and don't forget, we are meeting near the small intestine for lunch with Ms. Prilosec but before we do that, we have to steer the afternoon crowd first." 
 
 
Yes, I have too much time on my hands! tongue
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
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~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-100mgs), Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** ~Allergies -Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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tjf
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   Posted 12/19/2007 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Sherry...you crack me up!
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100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium

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jano437
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   Posted 12/19/2007 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
That is funny.

Janice
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Pro-Bio
Forvia
calcium 
Currently in Remission


princesscolon
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   Posted 12/19/2007 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Ha ha. I feel like my meds are saying, "Ok, let's all make this girl feel as horrible as we can! John, you're in charge of nausea and vomiting. Remi, you're in charge of severe body aches. You over there, make her all shaky. I guess it's not the meds though, they are trying to work. I guess it's me.... :( Oh well. Thank God they keep coming out with new meds so I can keep switching and it's like a surprise with each one!
Adrienne,27
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007:Increased Remicade dosage-660mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks ( I may be developing antibodies?), Lomotil, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica


sdaless
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   Posted 12/19/2007 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Sherry that was funny! Gave me a chuckle! I hope this means you are feeling better.

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


potty girl
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   Posted 12/19/2007 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
That is to funny.
Rona

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,
potassium.


Red_34
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   Posted 12/19/2007 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Eh, I still have my rough days but I'm not gonna let them stop my spirit. Gotta have humor and laugh or I'll go crazy ya know? :)
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
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~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-100mgs), Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** ~Allergies -Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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marty1976
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   Posted 12/19/2007 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Heh Red, how are you keeping and how is gma?i'VE MISSED YOU ALL!!
                                     keep the faith 

         asacol/proctifoam/Zoton (lansoprazole)/propranalol



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quincy
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   Posted 12/19/2007 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherry...one thing that has NEVER regressed since I've "known" you is your spirit of humour! ever, even during the down times you've shared.

Love your analogy!!! Perfect!

quincy xx
*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 !!!


Red_34
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   Posted 12/19/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Adrienne, maybe your stomach operators are confused and need a lesson or two from my operators?? :)

Marty, Gma is doing great! Her health is holding - mentally she still has her bad days but for the most part she's hanging in there - little confusion is all.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
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~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-100mgs), Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** ~Allergies -Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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marty1976
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   Posted 12/19/2007 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats good Red. I've a lot of catching up to do with everyone. Beth was back in hospital Monday to Tuesday night again, she's at home now.we hope that she doesn't get much worse or she may have to go in over Christmas:(
Glad to hear things are good
Marty
                                     keep the faith 

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kazygirl
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   Posted 12/19/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
princesscolon, i think my operators are saying the same thing as yours LOL
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only to splenic flexure.
last 4 days have been fabulous with no UC symptoms at all = remission (yey!) 
tapering pred = now on 20mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast
1000mg mesalazine 2x day - 1/2 endone every 6 12 hours for pain (weaning)
calicim, inner health plus (probiotic), fentalyn patch for pain and to wean off oxycodone
VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww
 
 


damo123
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   Posted 12/20/2007 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
How about this.....

Capt Neuro-Transmittor: "We've captured a bacterial agent in the colon. We believe there may be further agents there possibly harbouring weapons that could potential destroy the body."

President White Cell: This is bad news indeed. This could be a TRIGGER for a body wide invasion. Assemble your killer T cells. I'll talk to the brain.

Lord Brain: "No you cannot attack the colon. Wheres the evidence of a body wide attack. You need more facts before you can trigger an assult on the colon.

President White Cell: "I don't need more facts. I believe there are agents there of potential mass destruction. We need to attack the colon now."

Lord Brain: "You can't do that. You need a manadate."

President White Cell "I don't need any mandate I am all powerful president White Cell!"

Presient White Cell "Are your troups assembled. The we go in tonight and attack. We'll flush that bacteria agents out and rid the body of their destructive capability. "On my mark, release HELL!"

3 months of flaring warfare are followed by a peace conference hosted by Special Ambassador Pred. Asa Col

Pred: "You see there was no bacterial agents present that were gonna destroy the body. Why did you act so silly and why did you go against the body's wishes White Cell. Look at the destruction you've caused to the colon. You've also affected other parts of the body. And pockets of resistance still exist in the eyes and the stomach. The place is a mess.Calm down now. you are going to court marshall. Everybody just clam down and REEEEELLLLAAAAAAXXXXXX. We are gonna have to send in a peace keeping mission for the next few years. I need to call Special Envoy Imuran".
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)
 
 
 
 
 


Red_34
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   Posted 12/20/2007 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL Now I'm gonna start hearing voices and people are going to look at me funny. I will just have to tell them that my body is at war with itself and my operators are on lunch break! :)
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-100mgs), Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** ~Allergies -Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE
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"The quality of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts."
 
 
 
 

 
 

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