Crohn's Disease on show "private practice"

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Gloriousm84
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   Posted 12/26/2007 4:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey all I was just watching the show "private practice" and it had a patient that ended up having crohn's disease. Unlike other medical shows that have used crohns or colitis as a diagnosis it actually made it sound like a ligit disease, and not some ailment that made the person seek narcotics and just complaining about a simple stomach ache. Although they made it sound impossible to diagnose despite numerous scans, etc it was still pretty well represented, and I was quite excited to watch this episode. Here is the link to the show....enjoy!

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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 12/26/2007 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
But which episode has the Crohn's featured?? Down The Rabbit Hole? Finds A Shower Head? A Very Casual Get Together? Addison Finds the Magic? Addison, A Nice Girl Appears From Nowhere? Sam Receives An Unexpected Visitor?
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


Gloriousm84
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   Posted 12/29/2007 2:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not too sure, but if you press the line that says here is the link to the show it will take you right to the episode. Sorry I cant be more help.
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Off all meds for 1 month until I heal. Still on 10mg Prednisone, and 20mg Oxycodone every 3 hours, and Oxycontin 5mg every 12 hours. Also on a bunch of other meds for crohn's and my other glorious diseases.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Ileocecal (small bowel) resection on December 13th. Appendectomy during small bowel resection


FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/29/2007 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I like the theme of that episode too... never giving up hope, always asking more, always wanting to know fully and make informed decisions... not just rely on what you are told.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


Dancerpeg
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   Posted 12/30/2007 1:25 AM (GMT -7)   
To Crohnie8,
Thanks for the episode I just got done watching it. At first when I met my husband I really didn't know what to expect with him with pain and then I went to the doctor with him and still didn't know much about the disease until the internet came along. I've looked up every resource that I could so I could understand this disease. I have 3 boys that I pray will never have to experience this disease like their dad is going through right now. We really need a miracle for healing for him because it's taking the doctors to long to figure out what's next. Well thank again.. Peg

Gloriousm84
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   Posted 12/30/2007 2:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Keep on learning everything you can about Crohn's Disease so that you are able to continue supporting and understanding your husbands disease. Although it is scary to think that your boys could also be diagnosed with Crohn's Disease because there chances are higher with your husband don't let the worry and anticipation eat you away. For example I am the only one in my family to have crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, and I have also known people where all of the kids have crohn's, as well as a parent. It really varies from family to family and specifically person to person. In terms of him waiting a long time for a diagnosis, this is unfortunately normal for IBD. I wasn't diagnosed until 2003 when I was 18 years old, and looking back I had digestive issues (which were clearly crohns now) since I was 12 years old and just entering the 7th grade. It can take a long time to be diagnosed, and an even longer time to figure out the ideal mixture of medications and various therapies. I have used Asacol. Imuran, 6-MP, Remicade, Prednisone, Entecort, Cipro, Flagyl, Methotrexate, as well as natural remedies as well....needless to say all of my options have been retired and I had to have surgery this December. If you ever need any advice or just a person to talk to please send me a message and we can chit chat. Best of Luck!
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Off all meds for 1 month until I heal. Still on 10mg Prednisone, and 20mg Oxycodone every 3 hours, and Oxycontin 5mg every 12 hours. Also on a bunch of other meds for crohn's and my other glorious diseases.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Ileocecal (small bowel) resection on December 13th. Appendectomy during small bowel resection


Dancerpeg
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   Posted 12/30/2007 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Crohnie8,
My husband has had crohn's since 1980 when he was just 18 years old. He just turn 45 so I've been dealing with this for a long time. He has his first surgery in 1994 had a total colon removel and 6 inches of his small. Then in 2001 he has to have 10 inches and had it replaced to the opposite side. Now we are dealing with 2 fiscula in his small and they can't give him any medicine for the crohn's disease until the infection. Also he has a back bone infection. One of my son's has had problems with his bowel. He is on Flagyl and Pentasa for right now. He's unable to have surgery again because he would have short bowel syndrome. So this have been along road. Well I hope are doing well after your sugery. Thank's for the chit chat. It is diffuclt to find things that we need help with when the doctors don't know how to treat him at this time because they haven't seen something like this before.
I will still look for all info. Thanks again
Peg

Matthew
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   Posted 12/30/2007 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, an accurate representation on the idiot box?! Will wonders ever cease?

Matthew

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 1/2/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't find the episode.  Can anybody help me?
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor


Driver37
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   Posted 1/2/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
You click the link that Chronie8 provided and then "Launch Player" and follow instructions to install the plug. When the player launches you'll have a choice of which show to pick. Click on Private Practice and it will give you an option of which episode.

I'm currently watching the episode of 12/26 and haven't heard anything about Crohn's yet. It was about an athlete, a PTSD, and teenage pregnancy.

Driver37
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   Posted 1/2/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
It must be an episode that is no longer available. People, don't waste your time, this show is lame.

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 1/2/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I found it. I think it was the episode on 12-20. Not bad but it didn't go into much detail. Evidently this is more a show about personal lives of the doctors and not much on a show about illnesses like House. Even that show focuses on finding the causes. The PP show seems to be pretty lame. They were able to discover that she had Crohn's in 5 minutes when multiple hospitals were saying the patient was psycho. At least someone believed her though and they were accurate with what happens when you have this "DD".
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

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