I looooove my new doc!!

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songstress
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   Posted 6/4/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
So I went to my GI appt at 3 for the GI that did my colonscopy when I was hospitalized earlier in May. He is soooo great! He went over my 3 yr total history and has a plan of action and I really feel like he is going to get me into remission once and for all.
 
I am now going on Humira and being pulled off Remicade since I am not responding. And if I do not respond to Humira he is operating to remove the bad part of the small intestine (the end part) and resect I guess. But I think that i iwll have some luck with Humira. Ive been put on and taken off Remicade 3 times now so that may have caused the lack of response. He also said I will not be steroid dependent forever!!! THANK U JESUS!  He will get me off pred. He did say to stop smoking asap and stop taking ibprofen/advil for my joint pain.
 
Gave me zofran to replace my pherengan AND ultram for the pain with my knee and abdominal area.
 
I really really really am so happy. He said my smallbowel fllwthru wasnt pretty but he will help me get better! no matter what it takes! Thats so much more reassuring than hearing " you must not be fllwing your medicine regimen or hearing WE will never operate unless you obstruct"
 
Im just soooo relieved to finally have a GI that listened and cared! He even wrote out his plan of action for me, gave me a copy, and invited me to a conference he is hosting on Crohns 2 weeks from now. 
 
I hope if any of you don't like your GI...don't give up, there are docs out there that are amazing! THX for letting me share !

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005--spread to ileum and small intestine as of April 2008. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Currently on Remicade every 8wks, 40mg Pred, Pentasa.


Celey
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   Posted 6/4/2008 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so happy for you! :)... That is awesome. I hope you'll get to feeling better soon! And what a relief it will be when you can finally finish with the prednisone... :)
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


Ne Ne
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 6/4/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi songstress, Its sounds great to have a doctor I have a good GI to. In your post you said your GI was was having a conference so where is he having it at??? I was wondering if its anywhere close to South Dakota.

Truly happy for you and good luck


Dawn
49 Female
Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day , entcort 1x2 day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , one a day crohn's & colitis therapy , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08
Dx Bipolar May 08


LBJ
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   Posted 6/4/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
WOW That's awesome!!! I'm so glad you have a great GI doctor!! And he wrote you out a plan of action?? WOW!!
Now that's a great doctor!!

Now say some prayers for me as I'm going Friday to meet a new GI for a second opinion. But I'm so hoping he turns out great and can help me!!!

Dawn

songstress
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   Posted 6/4/2008 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Ne Ne---awww too bad I live in KY!! wish you could come--he is having a full day of crohns and UC patients and seminars and everything learning about coping and meds etc!!!

dawn---saying prayers--keep searching till you find a good one! Ive had 4!

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005--spread to ileum and small intestine as of April 2008. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Currently on Remicade every 8wks, 40mg Pred, Pentasa.


gachrons
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   Posted 6/4/2008 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Songstress Wow ! Sounds like you have a good one. The conferences sound awesome wish I could go with you too .The med thing certainly is something we all are interested in and hope you get some good results from going. lol gail

Quesadilla
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 6/4/2008 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, I'm happy that you got a GI that wrote out a plan of action. That's really cool. Isn't it great to find someone that listens?

And good luck Dawn! I hope that the GI is attentive and really helpful!

Nothing is worse that sticking with the same GI and the same opinion even if it doesn't make anything better.
Dx with crohn's since Oct '04.
Dx with IBS since June 4, 2008.
Have had symptoms since 2000.
Medications: Levbid
 
About to see a nutritionist... I need help understanding food! :)

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