Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    mindyj1971 posted:
    My surgeon called me today and officially told me that the radiologist report said "NO EVIDENCE OF ACTIVE CROHN'S DISEASE AT THIS TIME"!!!!! Woo Hoo!

    I've already called Social Security about returning to work for 10-15 hours per week. I know that I have to take it slow......but I am sooooo excited to be getting back to a somewhat "normal" life:)

    I've spoken with the office where I worked for 12 years before my diagnosis and they are ready to have me back for whatever time they can get me! I believe my first official day back will be June 1. They have let me come in and volunteer on days when I have felt well enough to do it. I will need some retraining (I'm a Medical Assistant) and things change so frequently in the medical field. I am so ready to get out of this freaking house!

    Hope you are all having a good day:)
    mattdamonishot responded:
    OMG Mindy that is sooooo awesome!!!!!I am so glad thigns are turnign around for you and Hannah!!!!!I hope Stephanie gets the same good luck as you guys!!!!have fun goign back to work!!!!!
    arbob5 responded:
    Let's party!!!! If only we all could get together and celebrate!!!

    Such good news for you, Mindy. Just don't over do it. That's a no no and something we're all guilty of when we start to feel better. I think going back to work is just what you need. I am so happy for you.

    Lots of hugs!!!!!
    magsjeanea responded:
    Everyone's prayers for you have been answered! That is the most fantastic news I have heard in a very long time. Don't over do it, take it easy and enjoy your new found remission. I am so happy for you and your family.
    Take good care,
    Love Goes There, Jeaneau
    jodi2125 replied to magsjeanea's response:
    Congrats mindy. I am SO happyfor you. you really deserve this. I have happy tears for you...
    OyWithThePoodlesAlready responded:
    YAY! Congrats!
    thank you for sharing your journey, you give everyone hope - if you can get through everything you've been through and find remission nothing is impossible
    hannahleigh89 responded:
    Oh honey I'm so happy for you. You've had such a struggle. Glad to hear the good news.

    Now lets just work on keeping you healthy, lol.
    hannahleigh89 responded:
    Also, out of curiosity, what meds are you using now? And is your diet more normal? I know for a while, you were having trouble with just about everything.
    mindyj1971 replied to hannahleigh89's response:
    I am taking Pentasa 500 mg 2 capsules 2 times a day and am still trying to get off of the Prednisone. I'm down to 10 mg on that. My GI doc may want to start me on a biologic for prevention, but I don't see him until the end of July.

    Food is still quite the issue for me. I still drink mostly BOOST....if I do eat, I have to take Phenergan with it:( There are only a handful of foods that don't make me nauseous....but it is a start;)

    How are you doing?
    hannahleigh89 replied to mindyj1971's response:
    It's hard for me to believe that you're in remission if you're having so many symptoms.

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I was DX with UC in November 2008. Good days and bad days. Meds help, SOMETIMES, but frustrating nevertheless. I'm 71 years old, my hubby and I a...More

    Helpful Tips

    Assistance for Medical Expenses
    Many with a diagnosis of Crohn's or Colitis are unable to work or enjoy many social or physical activities. The burden of paying medical ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    22 of 28 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.