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randynoguts
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   Posted 8/23/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
 agian a deep calming blue hue......
 
  well IF ya noticed i was gone for 2.5 days.. i was in the hospital.  yep me , the guy that nothing happens too!
  seems my feeling unwell last weekend was only the beginning. you know fever, faited, etc... well on wednesday night after dinner the black poop appears. i think to myself, this aint good, all night it continued till i got up and went to the dr. he was busy so i passed him a note saying, "randy has a GI bleed going on"  he came rushing out and sent me to the ER where things progressed till the ambulance took me to the local big Army hospital. hematocrit still 40 so no big worry till it started dropping after getting a couple liters of fluid. scoped me friday noon, lasered the ruptured deuodnal ulcer, and let me go home today (sat afternoon) gotta take 4 prilosec a day in addition to my 300mgs of ranitidine. anyway got some cool pics of the before and after ulcer spot so i have to figure out how to scan them and get them to beta to put on the website!at least it did not cost me anything but a couple days in bed.  thank goodness for military and VA insurance. BTW one of the nicest hospitals i ever been in. its 15 years old but its like new. and nurses in camo just do something for me! will check in later i got to eat , havent eaten since wed. scool    randy
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Roni
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   Posted 8/23/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
goodness gracious, randy, i wish they'd find a cure mostly for you. r u still on tpn?

I think I remember you saying you were once strictly on tpn (no food or drinks?) for a long period... i'm wondering did you still flare during that time?

kam#7
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   Posted 8/23/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Roni - we need a cure for you! I first learned of your story a few years back when I was researching crohn's / surgeries online. I, for one, am fascinated by your pics. I regret not getting photos of my own surgery.

Hang in there and keep us posted :-)
KAM

35 year old female - Diagnosed w/Crohn's 2002 - Surgery 2004

Currently taking: Pentasa, Entocort, Imuran, Immodium, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Seroquel


Ides
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   Posted 8/23/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Geez, if I had known you were at our local large military hospital, I would have limped over to the nursing tower to see you. I was there for the better part of Thursday having an appointment and waiting hours for the pharmacy to fill scripts. Didn't leave until almost 6 pm. Sorry about your bleed - that bites! I hope you can prevent another.
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Sniper
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   Posted 8/23/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Sure hope this is a fix for all the trouble you have had. Maybe this is why you have had the fever??? Hope so. Anyway. Have a good meal and get to feeling better soon.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Momikins
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   Posted 8/23/2008 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Is black poo bad?  I just got done having a week of it.  At first I thought it was from eating blue berries, but even after I stopped the blueberries it continued.  It went on for at least a week and a half and then it finally started to get lighter.  I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease about a year ago and I'm considered mild to moderate.  I have been taking Pentasa and although I have periods of neasea, pain in my lower right side, pretty excruciating back pain, and a lot of fatigue, I have not had to go on Prednisone.  As far as I know I have not had any complications.  I havn't seen my Crohn's doc since Sept.  I'm also not running a fever---even when my poo was at it's blackest.  Should I be concerned or just ignore it?  I'm thinking if it was bad I'd run a fever or faint or both like you did....right?

 


randynoguts
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   Posted 8/23/2008 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
hey momikins, you can get a simple test at your drs that takes 1 minute to tell if its blood or not.. you could do it right there in the office..

as for the color black, im talking BLACK, like in th oppossite of white, as in the entire bowl is black. since i knew what this was and had had it happen before, i went right in once i was sure it hadnt stopped.

ides, if only we had known huh? so close but yet so far, BTW it only took me 5 minutes to get my meds at the pharmacy saturday! they give ya a special line if your getting discharged! but oh the death looks i got from the other 100 people waiting!
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LondonRed
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   Posted 8/23/2008 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I had black stools, and even black diarrhoea - it was an ulcer which they treated with Omemprazole. The funny thing is that medication made me flare again and gave ne diarrhoea.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: 2 Patches of Mild Chrohn's Colitis (unconfirmed)
Medication: 4000mg Pentasa a day, 5mg Clipper Steroid (Beclometasone dipropionate)


Julie1014
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   Posted 8/24/2008 2:08 AM (GMT -7)   
(((Randy))) Sending big hugs and prayers your way. Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (Pancolitis) 10/25/05
New Diagnosis of Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 pills three times a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks
Prednisone 12mg a day
Imuran 75mg
Miralax as needed, Cortisone enemas as needed
Prevacid 30mg
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


FallColors
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   Posted 8/24/2008 3:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Owwww! Ulcers are nasty!! I'm glad they patched it up. Hopefully you feel spunky very soon!!
Diagnosed early 2007 with rectal Crohn's.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulas with setons.  No other symptoms.
Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP.
 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/24/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Feel better soon!!
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.


dunny2
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   Posted 8/24/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Randy,
Perhaps now, you will have a little respite. If anyone deserves it you do....
As always I'll be thinking of you.
Vicky

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

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


Nanners
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   Posted 8/24/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
(((Randy))) Geesh sorry to hear that. I sure hope they get you feeling right as rain soon. I take it the voo doo bones and chicken foot didn't do the trick, huh? LOL Maybe Sniper has more ideas to get you better or maybe its best you stay with the VA docs. Probably a little safer. HA! Really do hope you get feeling better soon.
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.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 8/24/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
((((((((((Randy))))))))))))) got to love military hospitals/VA...

As to black stools it is like having pitch come out of you, that is bad. But pepto and other things can give you black stools too...
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Jen77
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   Posted 8/24/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad your home Randy! I had exactly that happen to me too, bleeding ulcer up there. Mine was all bright red though, coming out sooooo fast! I thought all was going to be okay, until I realized it just took a few hours before my blood tests started to show the major blood loss. Man, that stinks. What fun we have to go through!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Just finished tapering off Prednisone *YEAH*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 8/24/2008 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
*sigh* Leave it to you, Randy! Its a wonder your wife doesn't have an ulcer or a heart attack going thru all this worry and scares w/you! Fer crying out loud, give it a break for a while now, will ya! (((hugs))) to you AND your better half!
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


Zanne
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   Posted 8/24/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe this is finally the answer to all the fevers and troubles of late? Sure do hope you are feeling better soon!
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Matthew
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   Posted 8/24/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Randy,

I wouldn't have, except, well it was YOU. Kinda bad being known for the extremes of our DD, isn't it? Aren't you tired of being the poster child for all the nasty things Mr. Crohn's can do to a man.
Here is another <<<PRAYER>>> for you. Get well soon!

Sincerely,
Matthew

randynoguts
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   Posted 8/24/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks everyone.. slept most of the day away today.. as for solving my fever problems , i doubt it. i think thats a whole 'nother can of worms.
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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 8/24/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Aw, Randy, doggone it!! Are you sure Murphy ain't yer middle name? Or is he your brother? He sure likes hanging around your place!!
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


Sniper
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   Posted 8/25/2008 2:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Well if the fever is a whole nother can of worms,,,hope you dont go fishin any time soon. Keep that old can closed for a while..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 8/25/2008 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Randy...glad you took care right away. Hope every day finds you feeling better.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


gachrons
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   Posted 8/25/2008 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Randy were you having pains with your black BM? Sure hope your feeling better what if anything did they say about your blood ,I persume they took some blood? Well you got another job done there hope it's less work on the bod for you now. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


humboldtmom
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   Posted 8/25/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Randy, glad you're okay, I couldn't get on the net for a few days. Our power was out for 17 hours while PG&E tried to hook up the signals for a "roundabout" that no one wants, (except the city council). After it came back on, my access was gone, just got it figured out tonite. If you got your wife a set of camos, you could stay home. Hope you're feeling better, Bets

randynoguts
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   Posted 8/26/2008 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
gail, oh did they take blood! no naswer yet the serology is not back. as of today. when they took more blood.

see my GP on the 28th. HMOM, why would you need a roundabout? it will just confuse the hippies!

as a side note when i went for my appointment today, i was told that one of my nurses was almost in tears when she heard i was in the hospital last week. and she kinda welled up today when she saw me. what a warm feeling. that someone can care so much even though we only see each other twice a month for 10 minutes. :0)....
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