It's been a while since I've posted on here--mainly because after my last resection in October '06 I got healthy!!!! I've been in remission since then, with very few problems (yay!) and have been getting back to life. I got healthy enough that in October of '07, I decided to move away from Maryland (where I was born and raised) to the Windy City! It's wonderful out here--and really cold--but I'm having a great time. I'm so glad that my Crohn's didn't hold me back from this move. At my sickest, I was convinced that Crohn's had "ruined" my life and was going to dictate what I could and couldn't do forever!
Anyhow, I'm in Chicago and finally got a job, and more importantly: HEALTH INSURANCE! And now I'm in search of a new GI doc. I'm a little skittish about new docs--I had a really awful one when I was first diagnosed and went through hell with him. Then I found a great doc who I loved so much that I got teary eyed when I had my last appointment with him!
I was curious if there are any Crohnies out there in Healing Well land who have any suggestions for docs... It's a shot in the dark, but I figured if anyone knows good docs, the great people here do.
Any suggestions or tips for finding a new doc would be GREATLY appreciated!
Thanks so much, and I wish health and happiness to everyone! Also, if anyone has questions about anything, go ahead and ask--I went through so much crazy stuff throughout my diagnosis, fistulas, Remicade, surgeries, etc etc etc...(it was a rough, rough road for me!)--I hope I can help anyone the way that everyone on here helped me in my time(s) of need!
-25 year old female; diagnosed December '05.
-Fistulas of the bladder resulted in a small bowel resection in April '06; October '06 brought on another resection and bladder repair surgery
-Currently on 4000mg Pentasa and 50mg Imuran.
-Severely allergic to Remicade.