Hi Pix. I was diagnosed with Crohns last July. I had two sidmoidoscopys, two colonoscopys, CT scan and SBFT within a month. I was told my options were Remicade or surgery. I was scheduled to start Remicade in February but meanwhile was referred to a Crohns specialist. He saw "mild dysplasia" on the pathology report from my second colonoscopy and was very concerned but he questioned it (as I have also read that dysplasia is very hard to diagnose in areas of inflammation). He had the previous slides sent to their lab and rechecked and also did a third colonoscopy using the blue dye and took multiple biopsies. There was no area of dyslasia that showed up but if there had been it would have meant surgery for sure. I am now being referred to a collorectal surgeon to take care of my stricture but was told it would have been a different type of surgery if dyslasia had been present. I am thinking in both our cases that we would be thankful that it is found at this stage. Take care.
I am so sorry we have to meet here but I am glad you found this wonderful support site. The members are caring and supportive and please ask your questions and hopefully someone will have some insight to share with you.
You asked how to cope with all that is happening. You are always welcome to come here and vent about your anxiety, concerns, and your fears and we will be here to help you out in anyway we can.
Dealing with Crohn's is extremely hard on a bad day and the good days you hope stick around for a long time.
Re your tests, try not to outguess what the results will be. Try to stay in the moment and don't get stuck in anticipatory anxiety. I know you cannot ignore the issue completely but your test date is soon, please try to be good to you and know you have joined a group that knows where your coming from and what your going through. Abundant BlessingsKitt
BammerWelcome to HealingWell and I was happy to see you read the forum, I hope you continue to keep posting. There is something comforting about baring your soul to the members of HealingWell and still being able to be anonymous.Thank you so much for sharing your story as I am sure it was appreciated by Pix.
Again I hope to see you posting your questions or continue to contribute your own experiences with the members.RespectfullyKitt