My mom always said I was beautiful on the inside....

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Curly9878
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   Posted 5/18/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue  But the doc says my insides are a mess!    Does that make me ugly?
No wonder I am single turn wink smurf
30 years old.
Single, probably always will be...  In fact, I bet I become "the cat lady" of the neighborhood...  Only thing is, I am not a fan of cats.    
Oh and as an added bonus, I am a FAT girl with Crohns...  
I am getting ready for my first resection....   My mom always said my beauty was on the inside...   sooo what does it mean when my insides are a mess???   Thanks mom!  I bet I inhereted Crohns from your side of the family.  
NO GUTS-NO GLORY!!!    So, once I get my guts removed...   My "Glory" days are over....
 
That about sums me up!
 


Dagger
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   Posted 5/18/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I have pictures of my insides but no one wants to see them!

LMills
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   Posted 5/18/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Some people like scars :p

At least we have some dignity...
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.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Wolfie40
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   Posted 5/19/2009 4:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I've got pictures and scars too.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


Zanne
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   Posted 5/19/2009 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I think our insides are COOL, and how many people get to look at them with such frequency!!!!

I don't think you're ugly, i think you're complicated and intriguing. See its all in the way you look at it.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


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


Easier2Run
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   Posted 5/19/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I'll always be single too. I don't think of it as a bad thing, I just think that with having Crohn's disease, we see life in a much different perspective, which most people don't understand. Plus really, you're on a date and you gotta throw in.. oh yeah, by the way I crap alot, my meds cost over $1000 per month blah blah blah haha, I joke about it, but I have found very few guys who really, when it comes down to it can deal. OOOO well.... Plus I love seeing pictures of my insides! haha.
-Heather, 23 yrs. old
____________

- Crohns disease since 1995, officially diagnosed in 2003.

- Bowel resection in Dec. 07, Crohns reoccurred July 08.

- Medications - Entocort 9mg, Wellbutrin SR 150mg, Lexapro 20mg, Bentyl 10mg, Levsin, Trazadone 50mg, Humira


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/20/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
another 30 year old fat girl with crohns! Yep still single. Good to know I am not alone.

Humm I think we should start a "scars are sexy club"...LOL


Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease:_All comments have the caveat contact your local health care provider.

I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586

All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…

Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 5/20/2009 11:54:09 AM (GMT-6)


karendee
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   Posted 5/20/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Now of course you are going to stay single with that attitude... nono
I am a 33 year old fat chronie with a hubby and 2 kids... they love me a lot.
 
Don't give up you never know where you might find your match!!
 
Probably will find him/her in a Dr office since that is where most of us go. Sometimes I feel like introducing myself there. I figure we might have a lot in common tongue
 
Of Course you are beatiful on the inside. The human body is amazing scars and all!
Karen

 ...

Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 


Curly9878
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   Posted 5/20/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hhahah, thanks Karen....    I will try to have a better tude

30 years old.
Single, probably always will be...  In fact, I bet I become "the cat lady" of the neighborhood...  Only thing is, I am not a fan of cats.    
Oh and as an added bonus, I am a FAT girl with Crohns...  
I am getting ready for my first resection....   My mom always said my beauty was on the inside...   sooo what does it mean when my insides are a mess???   Thanks mom!  I bet I inhereted Crohns from your side of the family.  
NO GUTS-NO GLORY!!!    So, once I get my guts removed...   My "Glory" days are over....
 
That about sums me up!
 


Wolfie40
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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
What about going to a Crohns chapter event and maybe joining the committee and getting to know some fellow crohnies. You never know, it could lead into a relationship and you would both know about each others disease. I went to a Crohns walk and I met some really wonderful people there and if I was single thats where I would start.
Just a thought.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/21/2009 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Wolfie,
Thanks for the suggestion, but the closest chapter is almost 3 hours away by car.
Karen,
Where you dating when you were ill?

I think being ill and dating are difficult. Especially if one is a larger woman. I mean I know I am not unattractive, but it is like I have become invisible the heavier I have gotten. Granted I am six feet tall and I weight about 280 right now. I have gotten comment "you are pretty, but you are fat"...LOL which of course cracks me up, but of course it does hurt as well. I have to admit if I did not have the background I do it would get to me alot more.

I actually have been doing a study on being chronically ill (and internet dating) and I have overwhelmingly gotten the responce of "why are you dating if you are ill?" usually my response is something along the lines of just because I am ill does not mean my life has stopped and I refuse to let it limit my life like that. After about the 20th guy who said something to that extent I had to stop my study. At least for right now.

Althought I have to admit that being sick has limited my life, and there is a sense of loss involved transitioning from being a well person to a chronically ill person. It has gotten to the point I cannot work and it is very difficult to even go half time to school. I am certainly not the person who I use to be. Use to go climbing, skiing, hiking, and worked out all the time. Now it is hard for me to walk 100 feet because I am in so much chronic pain due to orthro injuries. Hard to go to the movies without having an accident due to the lines in the bathroom.
Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease:_All comments have the caveat contact your local health care provider.

I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586

All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…


LMills
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   Posted 5/21/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Navy-I'm taken aback at how many people could ask you that...It makes me so sad to think that so many are of the mind we're not normal human beings with natural needs anymore...

I hope you guys realize how beautiful you are. I think the world of you every time I read your posts, and I am so hoping you find someone that can recognize just how great you are.
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.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


karendee
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   Posted 5/21/2009 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I was dating when ill but had no idea it was CD. My hubby has stood by me through all this. As much sickness I had the entire time  knew him (married 13 years dated 3) most guys would have thought I was faking or maybe a hypocondriac (sp?)
 
I do think dating while sick would be hard but don't give up. I was a lucky one that met my soulmate when I was young.
 
I agree with meeting people at CD events, who better to date than someone that truly understands!
Karen
 

 ...

Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 

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