I'm not dying (not today anyway)

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dunny2
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   Posted 5/14/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Saw the GI yesterday, told him about my fears of chronic pancreatitis. He told me that they will keep a close eye
on me,in fact, he's referring me to a specialist. He told me that, the biggest threat, which can happen to about 1 in 5
is pancreatic cancer, the other is insulin dependent diabetes. For the inflammation, there are various enzymes that
they can try on me. So not all doom & gloom!!

I do however, have to go back on Humira. He says that my CD is still active, and he thinks the benefits are going to
out weigh the risk to my liver and pancreas. I have to have 6weeks worth & then see him again. If there's no improvement
he will scope me again, and we will go from there.

So thats my update. I'm feeling a little better....
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


gachrons
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   Posted 5/14/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Vicky So glad to hear you are feeling better and perhaps now you"ll start breathing a little. Glad there are things they can do to help you . So i am guessing you will be glad to see a specialist. Hope things keep looking up. lol gail

ski bum
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   Posted 5/14/2008 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Vicky - I'm glad to hear you're relatively OK. Pancreatic cancer and diabetes are not risks we want to think about, but with close monitoring, you should be in the safe 4 out of 5 statistic.
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Ileocolectomy 4/08.


dunny2
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   Posted 5/14/2008 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys. I'm gonna try to stay positive...
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 5/14/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
*sigh* So sorry you have to go back on the meds. I hope they cause a great improvement so you can taper. Keep us posted. (((((((((( Vicky )))))))))))

Blessings!

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randynoguts
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   Posted 5/14/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
good for you dunny.
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Sniper
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   Posted 5/15/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Vicky. I had my share of bouts with pancreatitis. The doc put me on Creon(spl) a pig pancreas enzyme, for a year. Sort of shut my own pancreas down for a year and gave it time to heal some. The benifit was great. Dont lose hope. Your going to get better . Keep us up to date....
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dunny2
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   Posted 5/15/2008 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Randy. Sniper, I'm already taking Greon 20, but that has to be changed. They want to find an enzyme that
will help with my pain as well as the smelly diarrhea.

Was your pancreatitis the acute kind? Mine started like that, but those attacks caused the scarring, which is why the
diagnosis was changed to chronic. The scarring has caused iriversable damage....
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts

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