Wanna wish me a little luck for tomorrow?

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pb4
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   Posted 12/18/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
It's hubby's xmas party tomorrow (Friday) and of course my biggest fear is having to get up and "go" while sitting through a 5 course meal not to mention during the night with speaches and in the middle of visiting with his co-workers whom most are not likely aware of my stupid disease...sure makes for awkward moments when in the middle of talking with someone that panic stricken look hits my face and I dodge for the nearest can.
 
:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


LMills
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   Posted 12/18/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish you the best of luck!!! That sounds rather nerve wracking...Is there anything you can take to calm things down for a while?
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 30 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, prilosec in the morning, tandem plus, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting the specific carbohydrate diet. Cheated once for Christmas.

"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


dunny2
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   Posted 12/18/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck, and I hope your weather isn't too bad either....
Vicky

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Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
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indigosunrise
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   Posted 12/18/2008 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Best of luck to you! I really hope your stomach "behaves" and you can enjoy the evening.

gachrons
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   Posted 12/18/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sounds like you are having a splendid party for him and hope you get to enjoy it. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Sniper
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   Posted 12/18/2008 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
All the luck in the world. Hope you have a great time too....
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pb4
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   Posted 12/18/2008 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
LMills said...
I wish you the best of luck!!! That sounds rather nerve wracking...Is there anything you can take to calm things down for a while?

I wish there was something I could take but because that "time of the month" is right around the corner my CD is starting to misbehave a little more than usual...I can tell by the change of shape in my stool and other little signs, like having to "go" more often throughout the day and into the eve/night than usual, small amounts of stool at times rather then my usual bigger amount.  It sucks but as always I have no choice it's the nature of the beast.
 
I remember back in May for my daughters graduation I figured I'd eat light, mostly liquid for 3 days before the event...well I was okay through most of that day for the ceremonies because I hadn't eaten anything that day at all but as soon as we finished eating our meal in the eve then it wasn't long before I had to "go" a few times, and I even felt a little constipated so I was in the can longer than I normally am trying to get out what I knew would make it's way without my control...stupid disease is so frustrating, can't win for losing but this time I'm just gonna try and stay calm and make like this party is no big deal...maybe I'll just get drunk to the gills LOL, I'd rather have made a fool out of myself as a drunk then a sober pooping machine.
 
Thanks for the best wishes LMills  :)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


pb4
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   Posted 12/18/2008 11:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your well wishes (on the weather as well, goodness knows we need some luck with that too) part of the stress of this party tomorrow night is the weather too, it's very stressful driving in it even as the passenger, especially on the highways...maybe I should just get liquored up before we even leave, hubby's driving anyways, maybe that's what I need to calm my nerves about the whole night...after 17 yrs of this crap I could probably use a good bender right about now LOL!

I'll be sure to report back sometime Saturday when we get home...I figure with us being in the city (as we're staying overnight) that a little shopping and a good restaurant for supper afterwards will top off the weekend before heading back into home.

Thanks again guys :)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 12/19/2008 1:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Best of luck pb4. i hope you enjoy yourself.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis


lamb61
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   Posted 12/19/2008 4:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope you have a wonderful time!
 


Miss3
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   Posted 12/19/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm in the exact same boat as you! Almost my time of the month, going a little more, little bit of D. Sucks, doesn't it? Don's work party tonight, although ours doesn't sound as fancy. I think they are having a buffet and I'm not planning on dressing up much, just a nice sweater and dress jeans. I'm sure some people will be dressy and then there will be others in jeans and t-shirts. I figure a happy medium for us:) I saw posted on another board to mix a tsp. of rice flour with a little water for loose stools so I'm giving that a shot.

Good luck,

Miss
 
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 12/19/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nanners
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   Posted 12/19/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope you end up having a wonderful time PB4!! Isn't the anticipatory anxiety before these events awful??? Thats why I always have my handy dandy Xanax to take beforehand just in case. Everything crossed for you.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


pb4
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   Posted 12/19/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much guys, I knew if anyone would understand it would be you guys...at home I mostly get things like "why don't you just relax and not think about it so much?" Which makes sense but when you're a CDer I think it's natural to worry about those kinds of things that a healthy person never does.


Miss3, I'm sending good luck wishes your way too and I'll especially be thinking of you tonight, maybe that's what I'll try and focus on, you instead of me. I always take an extra pair of pants (thank goodness I own about a million black pants and jeans) it actually sometimes helps mentally knowing I can change my pants if I had to when away from home.

Probably the best thing is that we're staying in the hotel that the party is at so we'll be checking in before the party, that way if I had to change then I could at least do that in the room.

Yes Nanners, it is the anticipation of the event that just crushes me mentally, as I'm sure most if not all here go throught the same thing.

Thanks again everyone, you make me feel better mentally about it.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


CrohnsDaddy
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   Posted 12/19/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, pb4, reading your posts drew so many pictures in my mind of previous events I've been through that were exactly like this. And your symptoms are so similar to mine, too. I'm a guy, so obviously I don't have a cycle, but the other bowel symptoms you have are just about identical to mine.

And the comment about getting drunk vs. staying in the bathroom... Yup, I've had to drink my way out of the bathroom at a few social events, too. For some reason, getting very drunk completely eliminates my cramping until the alcohol leaves my system. Then the next day I pay dearly; bad hangover and spend most of the day on the porcelain. But at least the night before I didn't spend the whole evening in the pooper. I just have to remember to try and stay quiet and courteous instead of wearing a lamp shade when I do have to bend the arm a few too many times.

Recently, I've been taking four (I know that's alot. Please ask your doctor before doing the same) Immodium before going out to social events. I *really* don't like to drink, and so far I have had great success with the Immodium before social events. Especially if I keep the eating down to a bare minimum that day and at the event itself. The only problem with taking the Immodium, is that if it doesn't work, you no longer have the option of getting drunk to get through the night, as you are not supposed to drink after taking immodium, so it's kind of a gamble.

Luckily, I have a very understanding wife. She *rarely* commits us to social events, and only if they are very important ones that we simply can't miss.
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Entocort 9 mg/day, Prednisone 20 mg/day, started Humira 1/22/08, started 100 mg of Azasan (Imuran) 2/20/08. Increased Azasan to 150 mg 10/15/08. Discontinued Humira 11/03/08 after extreme fatigue and moderate muscle aches. Started Cimzia 12/4/08. Down to 10 mg/day of Pred now, and will continue to taper until completely off as long as the other meds keep me off the porcelain.



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gemini kiwi
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   Posted 12/19/2008 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope you had an enjoyable evening. You're much braver than me we declined a BBQ invite last week, I simply could not muster the enthusiasm. My husbands boss has taken up a new position in Seoul, they had a farewell do for him but this guy is tighter than a ducks posterior and he shouted 7 staff a bottle of wine between them. LOL. It was actually a good riddance party, I think they all attended to make sure he finally left.

pb4
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   Posted 12/19/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
CrohnsDaddy :)

I don't have D, usually even during my cycles they stay somewhat formed, play-doh-skinny poop/shredded poop type consistancy so I'm afraid to take Imodium because I don't get stomach cramping with my CD (or my cycle thank goodness) and I'm afraid that Imodium might cause me stomach cramping or constipation (which I sorta get..I can still poop but sometimes it's a lot of work to get them out, so borderline C I guess). But thanks for the suggestion.

:)

Thanks gemini, I'll post back tomorrow and let you all know how it went.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/19/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Pb4 - I would also suggest immodium. I take it when I am experiencing urgency and changed stools even if it isn't D. I take 2 and it usually stops me up for that night and part of the next day. As long as I have already gone once I don't get any cramping. I also take xanax if I know the anxiety is causing my problem. If I do get cramping as well (never from the immodium but just from the crohns) I take hyosciamine. If you are really worried about C take just 1 Immodium.

The Immodium multi-symptom (formally immodium advanced) works best for me. It has an anti-gas agent that helps with the bloating and cramps. I think you should give it a shot!

And as for the drive, at least you have your potty van!
27 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.


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 12/19/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
(((hugs))), PB4. I'm thinking of yuo and sending good thoughts your way!!!
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UnHappy86
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   Posted 12/20/2008 1:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not even sure if I have CD yet but I think I do...BEST OF LUCK!!
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Julie1014
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   Posted 12/20/2008 3:29 AM (GMT -7)   
pb4. I'm a little late in posting. I hope all went well! Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
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LMills
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   Posted 12/20/2008 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope everything went smoothly! Let us know!!
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 30 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, prilosec in the morning, tandem plus, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting the specific carbohydrate diet. Cheated once for Christmas.

"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Nanners
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   Posted 12/20/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope to hear about what a wonderful time you and hubby had. Let us know how it went.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


pb4
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   Posted 12/20/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys!!!

thanks for all the well wishes and hugs looks like they all helped, I had a great time, the only times I had to "go" was to pee, no poops or anything last night, it was FUNtastic...I drank so maybe that helped I don't know, had a little champaign and red wine (both were gross, I've had better) so I switched to vodka and OJ, musta had about 10 of those, felt very relaxed (and happy!!) I doubt it was the reason behind me butt behaving, I think it's just the nature of the beast, sometimes it's good and other times it really sucks...besides if anything it was probably all the good vibes you CD-angles were sending me which I thank you so much for!!!

Not even hung over, just a little tired, not used to waking up so early (think that might have had something to do with the booze)...gonna have a nap here pretty quick.

And Miss3, I hope you had a fantastic time at your hubby's xmas party last night too??
 
almost forgot, this morning was a little "crappy" but nothing much worse than a typical morning when my cylce is so close so all in all my CD behaved great last night and typical this am, best part is I never crapped myself in the am being out in public so that's always a great thing.

:)


My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


LMills
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   Posted 12/20/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
That's great!!! I'm glad to hear everything went well :)
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 30 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, prilosec in the morning, tandem plus, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting the specific carbohydrate diet. Cheated once for Christmas.

"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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