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Nanners
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   Posted 7/18/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Haven't heard from you in awhile.  Just wondering how you are doing?  Don't be a stranger, all your Crohnie mom's are worried about you.  (((Hugs)))
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


gachrons
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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes that goes for me too I miss you.lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


Marie-Claire
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   Posted 7/18/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm worried about you too Celey. Was snooping in the anxiety , depression forum and read one of your posts. Honey I don't know how you manage to deal with it all. You are in my prayers constantly.
You must write back to us. .. we're worried!
Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 


Nanners
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   Posted 7/19/2008 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Celey, please post to let us know how you are doing. Worried about you!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Celey
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   Posted 7/25/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, guys... I was in the hospital... at the stress center... Just had a lot of issues (financial, roommates, been worried about my mom, too)... the disease was getting me down... Everything was just getting really overwhelming...

But... I've finally got my MRI on my hips done... *Have to wait until Monday or later to get the results of that back* And I'm doing a lot better emotionally... they put me on some more medicine... but its been very helpful...
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.


gachrons
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   Posted 7/25/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Glad to hear from you and it's great you are feeling better. Worry don't help much and takes up alot of time ,things work out .Hope your doing something to enjoy life. I been redoing my teens room and that's from ceiling to floor. Thank goodness teens help or it would be a big job. Take care. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


ivy6
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   Posted 7/25/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
What's a stress centre, Celey?

I hope the hospital was able to give you some help and relief.

I.
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Celey
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   Posted 7/25/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
It's like....

A psych ward? A lock-down unit... I was very depressed. (It's also a place for those who are having schizophrenic episodes, the retarded, and those with drug and alcohol problems)...

I've gotten relief from my depression... I'm still dealing with pain (and no longer have any pain medicine to deal with the pain... and I'm too intimidated to ask either of my doctors for anything)... but I got a new attitude... I'm not going to let pain keep me from doing what I want to do... and I don't care if it hurts worse...

I'm going to live my life. And if I end up hurting myself worse because of that, it's not my fault. I'm living my life... It's my doctors who aren't doing their jobs. *Don't worry too much... I've talked to my counselor... and she says she agrees that I probably need a couple of new doctors... She's going to help me find some*
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.


Marie-Claire
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   Posted 7/25/2008 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Celey, Whew! Am I glad to hear from you... Sure wish I could be there to give you a big old HUG!!!!

Hope you find better doctors PDQ. Pain has a way of robbing us of the joy of life.... It is sooo hard to keep smiling and doing what you want to do when you are hurting. I know... I have pushed myself so much when my children were young... it was so draining. I didn't want them to miss out on having good memories about their childhood( God knows they needed them) so I would keep planning and doing things even though I sufferedn terrribly with migraines, CD, arthritis, etc etc.... I don't regret it one bit. My girls tell me that they remember wonderful times together... and I remember how difficult it was... but the memory of my girls laughing and enjoying themselves is my reward and joy today. Keep up the good work. I'm glad you went to the treatment center when you felt you needed it.... and I'm glad you are feeling better. I have soooo much admiration for you dear Celey.

Lots of love and prayers always,
Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 7/25/2008 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hugs Celey! Glad you found some help when you needed it. I have never heard the psych ward called the stress center. It sounds like a pleasant relaxing haven that way. It is also less stigmatizing to the patient. We all know mental disorders are just like any other medical condition but a lot of people are still embarassed to admit they deal with them. Wishing you good happy pain free days.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 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 also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Celey
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   Posted 7/26/2008 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, everyone... The stress center (I prefer calling it that myself) really helped me out... I don't feel so edgy, now... and I feel like I can handle things... (One of my roommates started yelling last night... not at me... but my other roommate... she apologized for the scene to me, saying it wasn't much of a welcome home... later, I was able to talk to her and asked her if next time she could not yell... because the loud noise startles me... and she agreed to do that) So, I think that's a good thing... *I don't like that my roommates aren't getting along, but it seems like the other one is refusing to compromise over something very simple... so, I don't blame the one that was yelling for being angry*

Plus, the psychiatrist there didn't treat me like I was an idiot... He was a wonderful doctor... the best doctor I had ever been to... He actually listened to me and treated my concerns seriously. He was very personable, too... not cold and distant like the doctors I have (and I don't think its just because he's a psychiatrist because I've been to a couple of other psychiatrists in the past, and they were just as cold and distant) He was the one who got the MRI ordered on my hips...

Unfortunately, he's a very, very busy doctor... and because he's such a good doctor... he has a lot of patients... so... I'd be unable to get him as my psychiatrist... but I hope I can get a psychiatrist like him... and doctors that are like him...

I'm glad I got the MRI done... I'm not even that anxious about the results, I'm just glad I got it done and will find out whether or not I have avascular necrosis... won't have to worry about my hips collapsing or anything before I can get treatment (if I have it)...

It was something of a painful experience, though... they wrapped my feet together... and I couldn't move... so my hips got really stiff and painful during the MRI... Made me want to cry... I pulled through it, though... and once I moved around a little bit, the pain wasn't as bad...

Oh... and I got a number for a Crohn's Support Group... so, hopefully, I'll be able to attend one of those soon...
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.


Nanners
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   Posted 7/26/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my sweet Celey. I am so happy to hear from you again. I kinda thought you might have been hospitalized, though to be honest I thought it was from the pain. I am sorry that you were having such a hard time with life events. I am glad to hear you got some help and are at least feeling a little better emotionally. I started seeing a new therapist myself, and I really like her alot. I am trying to see her a little more often as the anxiety I have is getting to be a problem. but she is helping me.

Hopefully the MRI will provide some answers to why your hips are hurting so badly. I have been trying to get an MRI of my hips as I know something is going on there too. Did you ever wean off the Pred yet or are you still on it? How has your Crohns been behaving?

I am just so happy to see you back on the board and glad to see you posting again. I too wish we were closer together and I could give you a GIANT HUG. (((CELEY)))
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Celey
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   Posted 7/26/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
:)... Thanks, Nanners... Funny thing about the prednisone... I went down to 5 mg... my tummy started hurting pretty bad... and I started having diarrhea for a few days... so they kicked me back up to 10 mg... and my GI doctor came to see me... and I told him what happened and he told me to go off the prednisone... and I asked him what else I could take besides prednisone... and he asked me how much Imuran I was on... and I said 100 mg... and he said 'just keep taking it'... //@.@\\'...

So... I'm going to go off of it sometime soon...

My white blood cell count is normal, now... (My red blood cell count is a little low, though)... So, I guess I'm not flaring anymore... but I still have bathroom issues... I've been spasming pretty hard whenever I go... and it hurts...

But... nothing to be done about that, I guess...
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.


ivy6
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   Posted 7/26/2008 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Celey. *hug* I'm glad you got help and I'm glad you're feeling better, but oh! what a horrible way to have to achieve it. I'm so sorry you've had to go through that.

Was it ok on the ward? Did they treat you well, and are you going to have follow-up care to make sure you can still cope now that you're back home?
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