Need some clarifications, Please!

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BrandyWine
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 9/20/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Everyone - I'm new to this forum and have a few questions about the terminology used here. Y'all are using acronyms and abbreviations for things I'm not familiar with. Could you spell things out for me, please? I'm sure they will make sense to me once I know what they are! Thank you in advance!
:-)

What are:

SI
C Diff
J Pouch
SCD diet
F Head
C-tons
This disease will NOT defeat me!

Diagnosed with Crohn's in December, 2004, at the ripe old age of 52. Currently on Remicade and in remission.


FallColors
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   Posted 9/20/2009 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi BrandyWine! 

A seton -- some call them c-tons -- is a plastic string that is threaded through a fistula so it will stay open.  If a fistula closes on its own, it may trap "stuff" from the rectum or intestine (depending on where the fistula is located).  This trapped stuff can abscess.  Ouch!  So a plastic seton keeps the fistula open and draining so it won't abscess.

F Head is a close and personal friend of Randynoguts. devil    I'll let him introduce you to him.  Just don't invite him over for a visit!  (F Head that is)


Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.


bella_sky
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   Posted 9/20/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
C-diff is a bacteria that infects the GI tract, unrelated to Crohne's from what I know, but our lowered immune systems are susceptible to C-diff. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/c-difficile/DS00736
 
The SCD Diet is a guidelines for natural foods that ease the pain in digestion. www.scdiet.org
 
Best of luck to you :)
 
dx w/CD finally in July 2009, currently taking pentasa, entocort, cipro, flagyl, probiotics, celexa, bentyl, biofeedback.
 
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change" Charles Darwin


BrandyWine
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   Posted 9/20/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Y'all! I appreciate the information. :-)
Keep it coming, please!
This disease will NOT defeat me!

Diagnosed with Crohn's in December, 2004, at the ripe old age of 52. Currently on Remicade and in remission.


vitaka
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   Posted 9/20/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's a link to the Mayo Clinic page on the C.difficile bacteria, which is an infection passed in feces and spread in food, surfaces, etc. People with IBD are at a greater risk of getting sick from contact with C.diff. It is most likely to be contracted in a hospital.

www.mayoclinic.com/health/c-difficile/DS00736


SCD is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which several people in this forum follow. It is one of many diets for Crohnies -- some tolerate it very well, some cannot tolerate it. SCD was popularized by Elaine Gottschall in the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle. If you check out the resources page, you can find out more information about various diet options for Crohnies.
29f, PhD student, diagnosed with Crohn's ileocolitis in 2/06.
During the summer of 2006, I completed the Adacolumn Apheresis clinical trial, which helped me enjoy 2+ years of remission and more than one year med-free. During spring and summer of 2009 the symptoms slowly but surely began to return, and now I'm flaring again.
Colonoscopy/endoscopy scheduled for 9/10; barium X-ray scheduled for 9/18
Currently taking: 4g Pentasa, 20mg prednisone, 150mg Trazadone, multivitamin, vitamin D supplement

Post Edited (Vitak) : 9/20/2009 7:52:32 PM (GMT-6)


BrandyWine
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 9/20/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Vitak! I did check out the resources page after I made the first post, because I thought maybe the acronym/abbreviations would be explained there. I appreciate all the hard work the moderators put into this place to keep everyone informed - I've gotten answers to a couple of questions I had when I first joined. That was a great idea!
This disease will NOT defeat me!

Diagnosed with Crohn's in December, 2004, at the ripe old age of 52. Currently on Remicade and in remission.

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