Husband has D and tummy ache- He says his eyes were opened to a life in the day of ME ;)

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   Posted 8/2/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah  Hi All-
As most of you know I have CD with a perfectly healthy husband, whom I adore. Yesterday he woke up tih a tummy ache a the big D. He whined and said I don't know what to do for this. I said HELLO I am a pro at D and tummy pain. I feel bad that I didn't have more sympathy, but with my disease I work full time, raise two small children, clean the house, and try to watch my diet, take my meds, go to the dr, and work out at the gym. WHen he does all of this with a chronic illness then I will weight on him everyday. Well, I was tired of the whining and I said to him, think of feeling like this everyday along with joint pain, nausea, and extreme fatigue, and that is my life. He said WOW. This is how you feel everyday.
I know he won't remember how it feels, but maybe the next time he gets frustrated with me being in bed all the time he will remember a taste of how it feels. I am not happy he is sick. I wish no one had to feel like that day in and day out, but I will remember yeaterday the next time I am frustrated with my illness and remember I am doing the best job I can do. I am also having a great day because I have lost 12 lbs of the horrible 70 I put on from pred last spring.
27 year old female dx with CD in 2001. Pentasa 4 g/day, Prednisone 30 mg/day, Lexapro 10 mg/day, Wellbutrin 150 mg/day, Remicade, topamax, nadalol, Maxalt 10 mg as needed. Mother of son, 3, and daughter, 10 months.  

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   Posted 8/2/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
My hubby had to have his first colonoscopy. He was also unused to the feeling of having to go to the bathroom RIGHT NOW; which he got thanks to his Prep (he tends towards C rather than D in daily life). I watched him go through this, and got an understanding of how he must feel watching me go through it all the time (I've had at least 5 scopes in the last year and a half alone...)
There is a special pain in watching your loved one I know what he goes through, all those times he held my hand, and was there for me...And what my parents must have/must continue to go through...

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   Posted 8/2/2008 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
i can't wait until my friends have to get scopes done (hopefully just as check-ups). i shall laugh at them, and then offer them the experience of my dozens of scopes. they try, but they have no idea what it can be like.
20, Male, diagnosed over Christmas Break of my Junior year in High School. BEST CHRISTMAS EVAR LOL

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