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Poppa T
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Date Joined Nov 2003
Total Posts : 99
   Posted 3/28/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
            For those who don't know me,I am John,diagnosed with CD back in 82,since then it has been an up and down battle just as many of y'all experience.It feels like i haven't been on this site for a long time so  i am slowly catching up.there sure are alot of new members.Anyhow,my crohns started acting up in October 06,a few months after my move from sunny SAn Antonio,Texas to gloomy and rainy Detroit area,michigan.why?,you may ask.believe me when i say ...the jury is still out on that one.maybe my flare ups affected my train of thought,lol. My GI here in michigan did a ERCP somewhat like an endoscopy,all you nurses out there know what it is.well 2 hours after the proceedure i am back at the ER,the ERCP irritated the pancreas causing severe pancreatitis,all of the surrounding organs shut down,i caught MRSA from the hospital to add to the onset of pneumonia,last rights were given to me and my wife was asked to get the family together.It may sound like a tall story but i cant make up stuff like this.3 months later i am finally released from the hospital,sent home with tube feedings to be given at home for the next 5 months.the LOrd got me thru the hospital stay, and now it was up to me to get through the next few months.I have quit smoking ,something positive eh.Now i am back on solid food and my crohns is back in remission.they did have to do a spinal fusion recently,i tell everyone it is because of the burden of being sick,being carried on my shoulders.anyhow i am on the recovery road and will pop in once in a while

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 3763
   Posted 3/28/2008 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, what a long road you have been on and it sounds like you still have a long journey ahead. It never ceases to amaze me that somehow we find the strength to get through what we need to. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. I hope you continue on making good progress everyday. :-)

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 3/28/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Geez what a horrible road you have had to travel. Glad to hear things are on the mend. I too will keep you in my prayers and hope things continue to look up for you.

God Bless,
Gail *Naners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 3/28/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
It has been a looooong time since you lasted visited with us! So glad you stopped by to fill us in. Reading your saga is a good reminder that all medical procedures, no matter how simple the docs assure us they might be, come with risks. I'm glad you are back on your feet after that long haul!
Moderator Crohn's Disease Forum
CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, diffuse connective tissue disease, Sjogren's Syndrome ?

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