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  • in reply to: Still stable #74643
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    Great to hear Kris!

    in reply to: Help Please #74785
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    Lainy,

    Private message me. My husband is in the pharma industry and knows a lot about Remicade. I know he would be happy to talk to you.

    I also learned a lot about auto-immune diseases and a plant based diet. Remove meat and dairy from your diet and you will definitely feel the effects.

    http://www.forksoverknives.com/plant-based-diet-has-me-winning-my-long-hard-battle-with-ulcerative-colitis/

    http://www.drmcdougall.com/stars/andrew_neuman.htm

    in reply to: Remembering Lauren #73146
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    Pam,

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I admire your strength and especially the strength and courage Lauren possessed. Your support to others on this site during your own battle has been amazing.

    God Bless,
    Lauren

    in reply to: Update on Lauren #72269
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    Pam,

    I have not been on this site in months. Maybe it was because I wanted to wish everything was the way it once was. I was absolutely devastated to hear of Lauren’s passing. My heart breaks for you and your family. You as her caregiver, are a saint. God bless you and your family. May you find peace.

    Lauren

    in reply to: Just when you think your out of the woods #71721
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    Thanks Lainy and Claire. I hope your sister is doing ok.

    in reply to: Lauren’s Surgery #70200
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    Pam,

    I’ve been away and just read the posts. What wonderful news! Lauren is young and strong and will bounce back in no time. She is so lucky to have such an amazing mom. Wishing her a speedy recovery.

    in reply to: Update on my dad! #67930
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    Nikki,

    Great news about your dad. Dr. Kato is a saint. My mom was resected on march 5 and stayed in the hospital about 12 days post op. it is a slow recovery but she is progressing. It has now been 4 1/2 weeks. She went to the mall with me today for the first time. She was exhausted when we returned. These are huge surgeries and it takes time to heal. The staff was amazing at cumc. Best of luck with dad. He is lucky to have you!

    in reply to: Latest ct scan results #69626
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    Good luck Kris. I added you to my prayers!

    in reply to: Great news #69621
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    Hi Nikki,

    Mom had surgery Tuesday and was in ICU until Thursday am. She stayed in step down until this morning although they would have moved her earlier had there been a room available. I stayed in Fort Lee, nj as it is right over the bridge and its the closest place to stay. As long as you wait for rush hour to end it takes less than 10 minutes. Feel free to email me at laurengladstone@yahoo.com with any questions. I am from ny originally so I am familiar with the area and can recommend restaurants etc.

    Considering the extent of the surgery and her age, she is doing beautifully. The care in ICU and step down is great. Every nurse is awesome. Being in a room has its challenges since the patient to nurse ratio improves.

    in reply to: Great news #69618
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    Thank you all for your well wishes!

    in reply to: Worried that surgery won’t happen #69301
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    Lainy – I HATE rollercoasters! But, yes, it is amazing how one minute things are great and bam, thing change. I just try not to think too far in advance and stay in the present.

    Thanks Randi. I appreciate the vote of confidence.

    in reply to: Lauren is finally getting what we have hoped and prayed for. #68819
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    Pam,

    Congrats! That is great news! Even though it was what you have been praying for, it is still scary. Thankfully Lauren is young and strong and that will definitely help her. Not to mention she has a great name! She is very luck y to have such a wonderful and supportive mom.

    Best,
    Lauren

    in reply to: A warrior has passed on… #68639
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    My deepest sympathies. May his memory be forever a blessing.

    Lauren

    in reply to: Just received a call from the Surgeon #68580
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    Thank you all for your encouragement and support. I don’t know why I am so scared. Mom is 79, always so strong, but has aged since diagnosis. I know it will be a good thing, but the unknown is always so scary. Just wish we all could just click our heels and make this ugly disease go away.

    in reply to: MY CT SCAN RESULTS!!!!!! #68453
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    Congrats Kris! That is AWESOME news!

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