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   Posted 3/21/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you remember when you didn't have a second thought about bowel movements or fear that there is no toilet near by?

I am thankful that I had a good 20 years of life with a poop-free mind. smilewinkgrin It is a amazing how we adapt...though I do find myself getting slightly jealous of some people's normal bowel habits. rolleyes

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   Posted 3/21/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh yeah!!! Those were the good ol days. I am more envious of the folks that can eat anything they want. Man, even though I know they aren't good for you, I miss hamburgers and steaks............Heavy sigh!!!!
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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 and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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   Posted 3/21/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember cooking all day and gorging myself on the end products...chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin cake, peanut butter chews, buckeyes, garlic bread sticks, cherry and apple pie....
And then of course grilled hamburgers, spaghetti, chicken quesadillas, chinese...and always exercising a lot after indulging. 200 sit ups a night *sigh*...

I do miss those days. But at least (hopefully) we will be healthier in the end. I just wonder sometimes.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
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   Posted 3/21/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Man do I yearn for those days, being sick for the last 18 yrs with no full remission is like the cruelist joke ever played on me...I often get through each day thinking about how it used to be before getting sick, it usually makes me sad but I try and turn it around hoping a cure is in the making.

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

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   Posted 3/21/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
It's weird what you take for granted! I used to eat wayy too much fast food though, so I'm glad I had to stop that...Although I still eat pretty much anything I want. I don't have self control with food, hah. I just remember the pain-free days. Never expected to get sick like this!

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   Posted 3/21/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Mountain Dew.....

21, Male, diagnosed over Christmas Break of my Junior year in High School. BEST CHRISTMAS EVAR LOL

(not really)

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   Posted 3/21/2009 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
i only has this boring CD for 18 months but i am already forgetting how it is to live a normal life with out the pain, the constant toilet trips, all the meds.
I would really much like to switch with someone in my family for a week just so they know how it is. Then they would never doubt me again, because sometimes they don't believe how bad i really feel
24 year old female
Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

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   Posted 3/22/2009 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I completely agree with you, isergodur! I would give it to my mom, my boyfriend and my boss just for a week... it would be a life altering experience for all...
32 year old female... diagnosed with Crohn's/Colitis at age 16, then with Proctitis in 2005... right hemi-coloctomy April 2001 (removed 12 inches)... currently taking 100mg 6MP, Canasa, acidolpholus, Protonix, B12 injections once a month, tapering dose of 40mg Prednisone, Bentil and Percoset as needed... considering Remicade

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   Posted 3/22/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, my mind's getting foggy about my past happiness and mindless GI function. Now I am happy with no accidents in a day!

I always thought "I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy but of late there are a few people I would share this with for a day or two so they could understand it better and be nicer.

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   Posted 3/22/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I miss being able to move without pain.
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   Posted 3/22/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Remember traveling--and when you found a gross, disgusting public toilet, you could just say, "No way I'm using that. I'll just hold it until the next place we come to"? That would be such a luxury now! I hate having to use totally disgusting toilets when they're the only thing available. My pre-Crohn's self would be appalled at the hideous facilities I now use. Ugh!

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   Posted 3/22/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Right on the nose with that one naslinscate, I too was particular about where I'd park my butt to do my business, now I'm just happy to not lose a load in my pants....this disease is like being imprisioned by your own body, too many limitations since getting sick, definitely loss of freedom in all aspects of life and choices. I wouldn't dare wear coveralls if they came back in fashion again, heck I pretty much stopped wearing high heals because they're too hard/dangerous to run in all the time when out in public.

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

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   Posted 3/23/2009 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I miss the day when I can hold it and go home doing the business, now i have to go to those dirty public restroom.....ew....... turn

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 3/23/2009 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Me too! I'll go anywhere.
Every once in a while I have
to break out the "THE BUNS
OF STEEL" and head to another...
diagnosed 1981
remission until 2006
Entocort, 6mp,Hydrochlorothiazide
Remission since surgery
and 8-week Remacade.
d since 1981(enjoy the look
on Dr's faces)

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