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UC Remission Status Update

Please don't mind any misspelled words or poor grammar as I type this on my cell phone. I recently had my 6 month GI visit in April and wanted to share the results. Thus far, everything is looking good. I requested a fecal calprotectin test (which apparently I'll be paying for out of pocket), and… Continue reading UC Remission Status Update

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Flex Sig Update

[blockquote align="right" author="- Anon"]She wasn't looking for a knight. She was looking for a sword.[/blockquote] Today I had a flex sig that was scheduled sometime in September in the hopes of revealing mucousal healing. My labs in August indicated that I was doing well, so we agreed to take a look to prove that. I… Continue reading Flex Sig Update

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LEAP Phase 4

I'm now on phase 4 of the LEAP program and I'm feeling pretty good. Here's my phase 4 list: Turkey 1.8 (10/7) Egg 1.8 (10/2) Tuna 1.8 (10/4) Tomato 1.8 (10/3) String Bean 1.8 (10/6) Cucumber 1.9 (10/8) Grapefruit 1.7 (10/12) Peach 1.7 (10/11) Cheddar 1.1 (10/5) Cottage Cheese 1.5 (10/9 - DCCC) Yogurt 1.5… Continue reading LEAP Phase 4

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LEAP Diet Phase 3 & Nicotine (NRT 2 mos)

I began the LEAP diet on 8/20/17 in combination with the Specific Carbohydrate diet. This is an update blog as I begin Phase 3 of the program and on my progress with using nicotine to treat my UC

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LEAP Diet Phase 2

After struggling through phase 1 with only 2 proteins and 2 veggies (I ate a lot of bananas and pecans), I must say that it was well worth it. I have literally no bloating when I'm done a meal and I've lost about 3 to 4 lbs and can finally fit into a bridesmaid dress… Continue reading LEAP Diet Phase 2

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LEAP Diet Phase 1

I recently completedB LEAP food sensitivyB testing bloodwork and today is the first day of phase 1. For the next 10 days, my food options include only the following items: Codfish Sole Lettuce Spinach Mango Grape Plum Pineapple Banana Avocado Papaya Coffee Pecan Vanilla Parsley Cumin Ginger Distilled vinegar Baking soda After 10 days of… Continue reading LEAP Diet Phase 1

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GI Follow-Up Appointment Results 8/4

This morning I had my second follow-up appointment since being released from my hospital stay at the end of May. I am 3 weeks off of prednisone and feeling pretty good. I had bloodwork on 07/26/17 and all of my results are in normal ranges. My vitamin d is up around 57-58. My c-reactive protein… Continue reading GI Follow-Up Appointment Results 8/4

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LEAP/MRT Testing Avoid List

I am patiently awaiting my full LEAP/MRT food sensitivity results booklet at the moment. Luckily, I am able to start avoiding the following foods that I've tested as highly reactive to: Whey protein Cinnamon Mint Dill Cane Sugar Leek Strawberry Apricot Apple Blueberry Cranberry Cauliflower Carrot Zucchini Asparagus Yellow Squash Sweet Potato Wheat Corn Kamut… Continue reading LEAP/MRT Testing Avoid List

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Nicotine Self-Study (Day 15)

  The best way to predict the future is to create it. - Peter Drucker I'm going to keep this one short as I am heading out tonight to the shore. I've been feeling pretty damn good in terms of symptoms. I am exactly one week off prednisone and was originally terrified as to what… Continue reading Nicotine Self-Study (Day 15)