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12-23-2014, 05:26 AM   #1
braveheart
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Go Braveheart !

I just want to give you an update that may give you some optimism.

Iíve been on remission for a couple of years and I gained a lot of weight, which is something good, but I do not have to exaggerate, hahaha.

Last weekend I ran a 6.5 miles quarter-marathon for the very first time and I performed very well. I took me slightly less than average time (compared with other 450 healthy people of the same gender and age).



I am runner #1844 in the picture (the second one), I look pretty exhausted near the finish line

Best wishes to all, merry Christmas!
12-23-2014, 05:42 AM   #2
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Brilliant! Well done braveheart and so fab to hear you are doing great! May it last a lifetime.

Have a very Merry Christmas and an even better year ahead. Good Luck!

Dusty. xxx
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12-23-2014, 06:01 AM   #3
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Well done!
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12-23-2014, 06:16 AM   #4
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Congrats!!! Job well done, glad you stopped in to let us know!
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While my experiences may not be what everyone has had- I feel it is worthwhile to share any and all experiences that may be beneficial to others.
12-23-2014, 03:02 PM   #5
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Congrats! It's very inspiring seeing people with CD and UC living successfully healthy lives.
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12-23-2014, 04:14 PM   #6
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That is lovely! Thank you so much for sharing the photo and story!
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12-23-2014, 09:41 PM   #7
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Fantastic! Love to see and hear stories like these
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Past meds: Imuran/Azathioprine; allopurinol; methotrexate; LDN; Prednisone; Apriso; Pentasa; EEN

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currently none due to liver issues
12-24-2014, 07:40 AM   #8
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Go Braveheart!
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Current meds/supplements - Budesonide (reducing dose over 3 months), B12 injections (every 10 wks), Vit D tabs 800iu x daily, Ferrous Sulphate 200mg every day, Folic Acid once a week
Previous meds - Allergic to Azathioprine, 6MP, Pentasa & Asacol, Methotrexate injections (didn't work). Stopped Humira after 2 years due to ineffectiveness.
12-26-2014, 09:26 AM   #9
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Thank you all !
12-26-2014, 11:23 AM   #10
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Good for you!!!!
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12-26-2014, 11:01 PM   #11
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Excellent! Five K 's are popular around here. I've always wanted to do one and stories like yours encourage me. Thanks for sharing!
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