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  1. Jessi

    Psoriasis Flare in Weird Places!!

    I just had 2 appointments in a row this morning, followed by labs. First, I met with my GI and got a script for prilosec for acid reflux. Next, I met with my dermatologist to get treatment for a psoriasis flare. I have a big rash on my hairline above the back of my neck; another on my left...
  2. Jessi

    Donating a Car to CCFA

    I just wanted to let everyone know what I'm doing. I have an old BMW that my hubby used for his commute to work. We live an hour away from the VA where he worked, so I wasn't about to drive him. We picked up the car just for that purpose. Now that James isn't working anymore, due to his...
  3. Jessi

    The "rem" in remicade means remission!

    I just had my GI appointment to follow-up on last month's blood work. Everything is perfect! :dance: And my blood pressure today was 122 over 78. Remicade and I have a love/hate relationship, but today, I'm in love. :Karl: How's everybody else doing? :hug:
  4. Jessi

    Okay...You're All Going To Think I'm Crazy!

    Lately, my husband's x-wife has been really sick. I mean IBD-type sick. She's vomiting and has D with blood on both ends. She was in the hospital last week because of severe abdominal pains. My husband told me that she was always sick like this while he was married to her, as well. And that as...
  5. Jessi

    Remicade Infusion

    I had my 4th Remicade infusion last Friday. Immediately, my bowels returned to normal, after a week of gradually loosening stools. It's amazing how quickly it works. It was a really scary experience this time, though. My vitamin levels were pretty low and my blood pressure was on the...
  6. Jessi

    Become a Cyborg

    My 7 year old son, in the 2nd grade, is very interested in the human body. He has a slew of books (that are far too advanced for him) that he likes to look at and ask questions about. He's young, so there's no rush on career choice, but right now he's torn between being a doctor and being an...
  7. Jessi

    Multiple Sclerosis, too?

    I just got back from an appointment with my GI. I don't have to take Asacol anymore! YAY! Less meds are ALWAYS welcome! For now I just get Remicade infusions for maintenance. But now a new concern ... my doctor set up an appointment for me with neurology for an MS consult. He's mostly concerned...
  8. Jessi

    New drug, natural, awaiting FDA approval

    Has anybody seen this article yet? I'm pretty excited. I hope it really does work as well as they say. Read this! It's a very short read. Let me know what you think about it. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904888304576477660151748104.html?mod=googlenews_wsj (Admin - if a...
  9. Jessi

    I have UC. Why do I get mouth ulcers?

    Well there it is. My question is in the title. I just don't understand, because UC is only in the colon. Strange stuff.... :confused2: Anyone else with UC and mouth ulcers?
  10. Jessi

    Would LOVE to make a new friend!

    Is there anybody out there? I love this forum, but sometimes, I think it would be even nicer to physically meet some of you. Is there anyone from the Top of Utah, like me? I don't know of any support groups around here. The only people I see are at my infusion center. Drop me a line...
  11. Jessi

    We all know the tune to this song...

    Hi friends! I realized I hadn't told you my story yet, so here it is. Spring Fever? My favorite season of the year does not return the love I feel for it. Every Spring, for the past three years, I have been under attack. Everyone here knows all the debilitating details. I just find it...
  12. Jessi

    Contagious Son

    My 7 year old son is fevering since last night, has a runny nose, now throwing up. He wants to stay under a blanket and asked if he could go to bed early tonight. My hubby gave him meds for the fever, but says he doesn't want me to go near him because of my suppressed immune system. I have had...
  13. Jessi

    Remission over already?

    Hey everybody! I was diagnosed with severe active UC mid-May this year and went directly into remission using Asacol HD and Prednisone. I use the word "remission" lightly, because the crappy feelings never went away. I can literally feel every ulcer from rectum to cecum - and yes, my entire...