I used my first colocort enema last night. I stalled till midnight then I gave in. I didn't sleep very much because every enema I've ever had always made me have to go. I was so afraid I would have an accident in my sleep I kept waking up all night. I feel fine today. So far so good.
I may add a few things more or less as I go along but it's a start. I also plan on getting my Jack La Lane Juicer back out (I used to use it allot) and start using it again. I used to run five miles a day and eat right but somewhere along the way I have gotten way off track. This is a wake up call and I will do what ever I can to avoid all the pills and stuff. I think it is possible. I know not every one can do that And maybe I'm niave or too hopefull and new at this, but if its not a severe case (mine isn't) I feel it's worth trying what ever I can do to avoid more and more meds. I will take that step as a last resort, only after I try every other healthy alternative. I'm thinking maybe a naturopathic MD would be helpful as long as you still keep your GI. I'm looking into all this stuff too. I'll let you know how I feel in a month or two. Only time will tell! I used to take a Tai Chi class and I loved it. It's very relaxing, increases flexibility and increases core strength. I think I will take it up again. Bye debbidoo
Post Edited (debbidoo) : 1/13/2008 8:02:18 PM (GMT-7)
I truly would like to thank EVERYONE for the responses to my post. I was feeling lost and have found new hope. I am going to the GI tomorrow and I will tell him I would like to try some natural methods to control my inflammation before considering the options he has for me.
I also would like to share my sympathies with those who have a severe case of Crohn's. Mine is mild and I feel horrible and am in pain all of the time. I cannot imagine how someone with a severe case feels.
THANK YOU AGAIN! I will keep you posted on my progress.
I have no family or friends around me other than my husband and children so I very greatly appreciate this group and i'm hoping to become a regular. You are all great people! (I also need to add my father in law does live fairly close as well..I don't want to leave him out.)