Post Edited (WayneH) : 4/7/2008 11:23:17 PM (GMT-6)
Sorry to hear about your girlfirend. She is very lucky to have someone like you who wants to understand. Is she having her terminal illieum removed? If so, I can tell you my experience with this surgery. I did not have the ileostomy first, so I don't know if it makes any difference. I now experience diareaha (sp?) all the time, sometimes 6 times a day, sometimes 25. I have learned form the wonderful people on this forum that there are medicines out there for the D and I will be talking to my GI when I see him the end of the month. Many of us Crohn's sufferers experience depression and anxiety, so continue to be there for her and support her! I can't tell you how much it would have meant to me if my husband had been more understanding. I don't know if any of this helps, but I will keep your girlfiend in my prayers.