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  1. Nancy Lee

    Manuka Honey

    Has anyone hear heard of or tried Manuka honey? Health food stores sell it for ulcers and a ton more ailments. You can even use it externally for skin sores. If you Google it you can find a lot of uses. I just bought a bottle a week ago and have been taking a tablespoonful a day, right off the...
  2. Nancy Lee

    Sticky Crohn's Forum Candle Room

    This candle is for my parents.. So much loved so very much missed.. Especially at Christmastime..
  3. Nancy Lee

    Americans with Disabilities

    An amendment was made to the Disability Act, and for those who have not read about it I thought I would pass it on. This looks very good for those living in the US with Crohn's and/or Colitis. "Amendments Act of 2008" has passed in both the House and Senate! This bill seeks to restore some...
  4. Nancy Lee

    Doctors rethink treatment of Crohn's disease

    Just came across the wire from THE CANADIAN PRESS: TORONTO -- Conventional wisdom about the treatment of Crohn's disease is being turned on its head by a new study. Traditionally, patients diagnosed with the devastating inflammatory bowel disease are treated with a "step-up" approach, a...
  5. Nancy Lee

    Quick Question Re: SBFT

    Hello my friends... 'Tis not often I come to you with a question but I have one now!! I had the air contrast barium enema last week...it went okay, but, no results in yet. (They are suspecting a bowel to bladder fistula, that's why the tests) Anyway, on this past Tuesday I had the small...
  6. Nancy Lee

    What a bad news day! Got hugs?

    Well...today I was to see my G.I. doctor to decide if I was to go on Imuran or not. Didn't even get a chance to discuss that as I came up with new symptoms while I was on vacation which I mentioned to the doctor today....like repeated bladder infections, passing of air where I should not be...
  7. Nancy Lee

    Guess what?

    I just found out by trial and error this week.... that I can eat green seedless grapes, if I peel them. Believe me...to me it's worth all the time peeling them to taste those sweet morsels once again!! :)
  8. Nancy Lee

    Upcoming Live Webcast

    Hi Gang! Just wanted to let everyone know that there will be a live webcast on Tuesday, January the 9th, at 7 pm. The topic will be Overcoming the Emotional Challenges of Crohn's. Two guests will be appearing~ The first is Jill Sklar, who is an award winning writer and the author of three...
  9. Nancy Lee

    Mid-Life Crohn's Onset?

    Hi! I am very interested in knowing if anyone else here was diagnosed with Crohn's disease later in their life. By 'later' I mean in their 40's or 50's and beyond. If so, is there a difference in the extent and progression of the disease? It appears at least on this forum that most members...
  10. Nancy Lee

    Hello Everyone!

    Hi Everyone, This is my first post. I am so pleased to have found this forum which was brought to my attention through a Health Talk on line letter. Before reading someone's reply who is already a member here, I had no idea this place existed. It is SO good just to know there are...
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