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Recent content by Silvermoon

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    Sticky Crohn's Forum Candle Room

    I light a candle for a family friend who was one of my greatest supports through university and life away from my family. She passed away on Sunday. And I... I was so busy with "life" when I was in her 'neck of the woods' just a few weeks ago that I never stopped by to even say...
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    LGBT Crohn's Patients

    As a healthcare professional, it upsets me to hear that people are treated differently in their care.... for any reason. I am not niave enough to think that it doesn't happen, but it still saddens me..... That being said, something JohnnyC posted reminded me of a story: I had been married...
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    Silvermoon's 2011 "-Ologist" Tour

    First stop on the "ologist" tour was to see the rheumatologist to deal with my aching body. I had always (and so had doctors) put down all my aches and pains to CD related arthritis. The good news he gave me was that I do not have any kind of arthritis going on in my body - all my joints are...
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    L'il Update From The Moon

    So last week I attended the appointment with the gastroenterologist that my current specialist had referred me to. This guy is the "guru" of Crohn's (in Alberta anyway) - has been studying the disease for over 50 years, and started the GI Unit in Edmonton over 40 years ago. Although he lets...
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    Newest member of the Stoma club!

    Well surgery went extremely well, and Stan the Stoma is doing fabulous, so we are on our way home today! YAY! They were able to do the entire thing laproscopically, so I only have two small stab wounds and my stoma site, so recovery is going amazing!! I was up walking around crusing the halls...
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    Disability Tax Claims for Canadian Residents

    Probably the same type of information can be found for the States and other countries if you go to your Federal Taxation Department website, but for Canadians, I found this page on the Canada Revenue Agency Website for some tax claims and deductions for people with disabilites - and CD IBD can...
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    Sticky Crohn's Forum Candle Room

    One candle for my brother, who had an emergency resection for a perforated bowel and abcess on January 1, 2011, and had CPR performed on him twice while on the operating room table as he went into shock..... One candle for WelshBird, who also underwent emergency surgery for a stomach...
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    Sticky Crohn's Forum Candle Room

    I light a candle for my (our) friend Dusty, who has been there for me right from day one of becoming a member on the forum... I only wish I could offer her half the support she has given me..............
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    Update from Silvermoon

    Well for any of you following my pathetic life (LOL!) I'd thought I'd post a l'il update for you.... Saw the surgeon and the gynaecologist on Monday. When they tried to do the tubal and remove the ovarian mass a month ago, apparently they couldn't visulaize anything with the laprascope as my...
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    Can someone please take me off hold already? This muzak sucks!!

    13 more sleeps until the next doctors/surgeon appt... at which time I will wait again for whatever decision we decide to come to fruition.... I feel like I am dingbat...sitting on hold with some goofus on the other line playing really bad muzak... and I have better things I could be doing!! It...
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    Sticky You Are Not A Burden!!!

    If you are talking about the Rainbow poem, go ahead... lol....I didn't write it... I had it given to me by a friend, and have been passing it on to others ever since.... Dusty's post you gotta ask her about ;)
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    Sticky You Are Not A Burden!!!

    A bump... and something to add to it... For Regular Joe, and Kello82, and Jettalady, and Astra101, and MisB, and Maddie and her family, and Jerman, and ameslouise... and all the rest out there that I can't remember their names right now cause my brain is on overload (lol :redface: )... just...
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    You know that feeling you get when you are travelling and you really have to pee, the closer you get to the next town the more intense the feeling have having to pee is? I think it is like that with a surgery date... the closer you get to the date, the crappier I am feeling... naseau, diarrhea...
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    Sticky You Are Not A Burden!!!

    *sniff* Ditto ^^^ *sniff* *Silver reaches for HER tissue box.....*
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    Laxatives/Stool softeners

    I kinda started this topic on another thread, and I think I hijacked the thread a bit :redface: so I thought I would post this info here. This link http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/otc-center/otc-medicines/861.html WAY better explains how laxatives work, safe use of them, and things...