tv segment re: chrohn's

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 1/9/2008 5:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone else see the segment on the Today show about chronic illness?   There is a gal on there that has Chrohn's.  Look for today's videos (Tuesday) and click on "They're thriving despite illness". This video was made from a book Meridith Vierra's husband has written.

Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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   Posted 1/9/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing! That was an excellent video! Made me cry buckets as I am the Parent of a 25 year old with IBD since age 17 who also feels like she starts everyday 25 yards behind and can never catch up!! Waiting for her to take that same walk down the aisle! It's been one heck of a journey!!

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 1/9/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
about time the media started help advocate for IBD and other chronic illnesses. Thanks for the the link to the clip!
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
Lasix as needed for ankle/feet swelling
Self-proclaimed "recluse"  do to CD  ;)

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