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broomhilda
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   Posted 5/7/2008 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  An orthopedic doctor/surgeon within my current ortho's practice group that actually has Crohn's himself!  Not that I'd wish that on anyone....Wow...what a resource!

FitzyK23
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   Posted 5/7/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I always get really excited when I learn someone has crohns. Not excited that they got stuck with this disease but that if they have to have it, at least we found each other. Tonight Bo Brice, a former American Idol contestant, performed on TV. My husband mentioned that the guy almost died last year and had a bunch of intestines removed. I jumed up all excited and said "does he have crohns!" We can always use more spokespeople. I tried to google it and couldn't find out what he had though. Glad you found a resource Broom...
26 Year old married female law student.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid.  For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn.  I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13.  I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium.  Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I alos take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.
 
 


broomhilda
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   Posted 5/7/2008 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you know that Alan Alda from the Mash series had a brush with death and a large section of his intestines removed! I read it in his book "Things I Learned While Talking to Myself", or some such title. I got all excited to and my husband still asks me have I emailed him yet. I did do that once after reading a book on local genealogy...emailed the author and he actually responded! This would not be out of character for me!

I figure after I get over my cynical attitude about my Rheumy visit, I'll send the monkeys out on the Rheumy and go pick the Ortho's brain. I fully expect the Rheumy to tell me it's all in my head just because it seems it's always been an uphill battle for me to get properly diagnosed...however, I'm learning which toad and what warts pretty fast!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 5/7/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Geez, you would think our heads would be full by now considering everything we have been told is in there.
26 Year old married female law student.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid.  For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn.  I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13.  I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium.  Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I alos take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.
 
 


Sarita
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   Posted 5/8/2008 12:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Heck, I have diarrhea 10 times a day and I'm going to be a doc...you never know what your own doc is going through with his/her own guts!
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MikeB
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   Posted 5/8/2008 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I had fun at my last colonscopy (I do them with no meds -- no problem) talking with my GI, who doesn't have Crohns or any other GI condition, but who had just had his regular colon cancer screening scope, also without meds. We were joking with the nurses in the procedure room and he was telling them how they all needed to get a scope done so they know what it is like (they were all fairly young so not yet at screening ages.) He was offering to do them for them and I was telling them that they should try it without meds so they could watch the screen. I kept calling off the landmarks -- "transverse colon, cecum, ileocecal valve" -- and since it was just before Christmas they were tossing me pieces of chocolate candy from a tub full some drug rep had left there. We ended up with no takers, but it's nice to have a GI who has also had the procedures done on himself. He's excellent with the scope and in a half-dozen I've only had a few mild and brief periods of discomfort from a minor loop. Only problem is he'll be retiring in a couple of years, so I will have to begin a search. So yes, one good question to ask a GI is "when did you have your last scope?"

bedsideangel
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   Posted 5/8/2008 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I've haven't tried to have a scope without drugs,I'll stick to my drugs.ialso have a great GI.He can joke around but he can also be a strong advocater. My job was giving me a hard time,he wrote them a letter to let them know I had a chronic illness but was doing great.He let them know Iwould have flareups and they needed to be supportive

potty pooper
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   Posted 5/8/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe Bo Bice does have Chrohns. He had surgery right after Idol ended for the season. He was a guest on the show last night. And there are many, many famous people who are suffering with IBD.

It seems that most people who hear that I have Chrohns tell me they have a family member or friend with IBD. Many doctors at the hospital mentioned that their friend, sister, brother, or other person close to them suffered from IBD. I feel that this made them even more caring and compassionate.

jodyisme
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   Posted 5/8/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
""""Doctors diagnosed his ailment as intussusception, an intestinal condition found mostly in young children and which Bice may have had since he was born. The doctors hope this latest surgery will resolve his intestinal problems for good, his reps said. """"http://www.people.com/people/article/0,26334,1544378,00.html
 
this is all i could find on bo, and if he has crohns, he certainly is keeping it extremely quiet. nothing i found even hints at it.
 
that link defines it.
 
if someone finds something that it is crohns, i would love the link as he is one of my favorite singers.

Crohn'snme
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   Posted 5/8/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it makes it feel more real when someone famous or in the news has Crohn's. We all think we are so alone, but really aren't. Many people in our day to day life suffer from many things, just we can relate to people who suffer from crohn's. More and more when I tell folks, they are like, yeah, my such and such has crohns too.

prof
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   Posted 5/8/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I am seeing my oncologist tomorrow... guess what..he has crohns so he can address what side effects any drugs will have on my gut!


Crohn'snme
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   Posted 5/8/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Perfect, he knows exactly what you are going through.
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