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8books
8books
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Member Since 03/21/2009 08:03 AM
Last Online 04/08/2013 04:35 PM
Gender: Female
City: White Bear Lake
State: Minnesota
A little about me: I'm 43, divorced. I have IBS, PCOS, and diverticulitis and I still work full time. I have no children other than cats. I managed to get a masters and only suffered 4 diverticular flares.

I have the PCOS under control and it's not that bad. I'm one of the lucky ones, but I feel there should be more information out there. I self diagnosed at the time it was just coming out in the women's journals and into the health community. Had I known more, I would have tried to get pregnant earlier. Because I didn't until I was married, it was too late. Too late for my damaged ovaries to ovulate and too late for the remaining eggs to mature correctly.

My IBS is nearly under control. I think it's mild when I hear about my brother's bouts. I haven't had to do more than use the fiber. I have great doctors and I know my triggers. Now if I could only control my anxiety...

The only thing I cannot seem to control is this diverticulitis. My mother says it's due to my eating habits and lifestyle. I have to say, I practice what I was taught. I also have the genes for it. I just have to deal with the hand I hold now. Guess what? Mom has it too now.
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violett gave me a Hug
01/27/2012 05:17 PM
a HugDue to another illness that is interfering with my daily lfe, I'm going to have to give up being one of the IBS Group Leaders. Please think of being the new GL for this wonderful group of people. You are all so caring and supportive to one another - and that's all it takes to be a good GL! Just click on the "Group Leader" tab at the top of the page, and send a message that you are interested. God bless you all. hugs, violett

MDJStaff gave me a Hug
01/01/2012 10:15 PM
a HugWishing you a healthy 2012 with lots of people, helping people!

violett gave me a Hug
10/31/2011 06:18 PM
a HugJust checking on you. I've been pretty sick and haven't been on the IBS forum much lately. Wanted you to know I'm thinking of you all. Take care.

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Diverti B Gone
To track my hx and symptoms to better gain a perspective.
TitleDateViewsComments
IBS & repercussions 01/16/2010  118 1
Three Attacks in 14 months 12/21/2009  99 0
Checking In 11/07/2009  80 0
Gone for a while 09/14/2009  107 0
Walking a tightrope 09/04/2009  106 0
Summer's end 07/31/2009  88 0
Is it starting again? 06/12/2009  80 0
School Days 06/06/2009  71 0
To Know Pain 06/01/2009  80 0
My little sister 05/24/2009  124 0
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