Firsty thank god i have found this site it seems so informitive and i am so happy its here!
Im a 37 year old female with 4 year old who now has Crohns. me that is not child
Since September 08 i had been suffering with soft stool everyday and just thought it was stress ( That was all i had no stomach pain no nothing)
Then as i began noticing white mucus i thought this isnt normal best to see my doctor.
So of to have my Colonoscopy 4 weeks ago, when i woke with a very sore stomach i was told i had ulcerative colitis and that it wasnt serious.
Then i waited 1 week 3 days to see my specialist who preformed the colonoscopy hoping that he was going to give me tablets and be on my merry way but was devestated when he said i have Crohns and that he cant help me now and that i have another week and 2 days to see another specialist who can help me.. i am just shaking my head thinkin this is serious i need medicine why make me wait one more day!!!
Anyhow whilst in my specialist office he told me that i should be very sick and that he was surprised i was not ill according to my test i am extremely inflammed and should be having severe stomach cramps..i think?
At present i have the usual stomach cramp that tells me toilet time i am going mornings around 3 times afternoon maybe 2 and at night 3 -4 times this all seems to happen after i have eaten.
i also have developed ulcers in mouth and 3 on side of my face towards neck line,
My throat feels sore and when i eat i feel a tightness as it goes down kinda like bread getting stuck cause eating too quick i am also tired most days and of coarse bloated with not much appititeand also suffering with some nausa not all the time.
Also was a smoker but now stopped as i read it makes it agressive.
i am not asking for a medicial dignosis but my signs of this illness seem seroius should i just wait are my symptoms normal of crohns and that an extra week will not make a difference?
i am prepared for the worse and i know that my life will be very different.
Has anyone else had to wait for treatment like me?
Thanks for reading people and i hope i get through it all ok