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01-12-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
Marge
 
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I am healthy, take one day at a time.

I was diagnosed with UC at age 17. I was always able to "control" UC with meds but at age 40 my MD felt that after 3 years of 25+ polyps that I was at high risk for cancer. The cancer could be missed because my colon was pretty bad. I had a second opinion and he also believed it was time to have my colon removed. I had a j-pouch or ileoanal anastomosis. I go to the bathroom "normally" but did have an appliance for 3 months between removal of my colon and reconnection to the j-pouch. I continued to be sick, had blockages and a fistula so my dx was changed to Crohns. I always worked and went back for my MEd while working full-time. I was finally put on Remicade in 2009 and I am healthier than I have been since I was diagnosed. I never knew what being well felt like, because I was always a little sick and just thought that was something I had to live with. I have been through everything I think!
01-12-2013, 10:22 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forum! It sounds like you've been through quite the adventure but I'm glad you seem to be coming out on top
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Diagnosed:
Age 2 (1992)

Previous Meds:
Prednisone
Remicade
Humira
Methotrexate (oral)
Methotrexate (injections)
Cipro
Flagyl

Current Treatment:
200mg Simponi, Psyllium
01-14-2013, 09:35 AM   #3
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Hi Marge, welcome to the forum!

That's quite a story! You've definitely been through a lot, haven't you? I'm so glad you're feeling better now! Success stories like yours are what keep us all going.
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Diagnosed with Crohn's disease 12/6/08.
Have taken: Prednisone, 6mp, methotrexate, Pentasa.
Currently waiting for a new medication!

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01-16-2013, 10:18 AM   #4
Devynnsmom
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Hi Marge and welcome to the forum. This is an amazing place with so much information and support! I am so happy to hear you are feeling good now! It was a long time coming from the sound of it.
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Devynn (12 years old) was *unoficially* diagnosed with Crohn's disease in Dec 2009.
That diagnosis was changed to Ulcerative Colitis in Mar 2012.
Pentasa ASA Dec 2009-Mar 2012 (dosage tweaked a couple of times)
Mezavant Mar 2012- Nov 2012
Sulfasalazine-Nov 2012
01-16-2013, 06:38 PM   #5
Marge
 
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Thanks! It is amazing, so much, so little time. I could spend hours here.
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