LOL!! Now that I read through all the posts, can I bring a fruit cup? I'll still have a piece of pity, but I'll have it with vanilla ice cream please!! LOL!
You are all very great! I love my new friends!! Even in the worst, you have your sense of humor and that is the BEST medicine! Though it's not great for pain, especially if you're laughing too hard!! LOL!
I enjoy pity parties, because I feel the SAME way as all of you! I like to be able to get my frustrations out, though I haven't started on all of my problems, I think they are too much for anyone to handle!! LOL!
Tom, you are SO worried about making someone feel better, but by you posting, you did the best thing!! You care, and it shows, that's all anyone needs in the situation! You did good, my man!
Red, I'm SO sorry about your problems, I hope that you get some relief!! I wish you didn't have to think about removing your colon though! Wow! Is that the last option for you? I hope that there is something you could do, without having to go through all of that, but I'm sure you've researched and spoken to your doc about that. You will get through it! One day at a time! Just out of curiousity, I'm not very familiar with the condition, but have you tried probiotics? They are supposed to be good for intestinal health, replacing the good bacteria in your gut! They've worked a little for me, though my problem is constipation more so. But they are supposed to help rebuild the lining of the intestines by fighting off all of the bad things that eat away at it, and that in turn is supposed to keep toxins from leaving the bowel, and with less toxins in the body, the body gets healthier. Just a thought, like I said, I don't know much about the condition, but if you are interested in probiotics, I can tell you more too. I wish you the best of luck!
You and everyone are in my prayers! Good luck to you, and all!!
Keep that sense of humor, and stay positive!!
Aw Red, I can relate and understand where you are coming from. You see, I have crohns & UC, I am one of the lucky ones too. I had an emergency small bowel resection 7-4-02, I cannot tolerate steroids, so I went straight to Remicade and did it for 3 1/2 yrs. CD has not ever gone into remission, now putting up w/fistula that came out of my old hysterectomy scar on my belly. Was put on Flagyl and I am back on Remicade every 4 weeks, plus I was already on Imuran & Entocort. The Entocort does not bother me because it it not released until it hits the small bowel. Yea for me. I am on Lialda for the UC, 4 pills a day right now. I was on 2 but he upped it. I would not wish either disease on my worst enemy. I was dxd w/UC June 06 after a scope that found my colon was full of ulcers and the biopsy nailed it.
Now, about the chocolate cake. I love chocolate, however, my gut hates me when I have been brave enough to eat it. I sit on my thrown way too much as it is, but chocolate increases my time there.lol. My diet is so poor right now, I don't know what to do. Eating a bare minimum not quite 1 meal a day, husband stays on my case for not eating, I don't know if I have developed a mental block or what. When I think of food I want to throw up, I live on Zofran for nausea. I have lost some weight which was needed but its being done the wrong way. Dr has me on B12 shots for the past year.
I am an oxygen patient so please tell the smokers to smoke outside, otherwise I may cause your place to blow up when I arrive.lol Where I live Blue Bell ice cream is the best, and the banana split is awesome, I will bring it. Our nasty air is back and we are a level orange today, no wonder I couldn't breath when I went out back w/o oxygen on,lol Hugs, Susie