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LMills
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   Posted 10/9/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
It's me complaining again :)

In all seriousness though, I am getting a procedure done tomorrow, and I am afraid. I have a feeling that we're not allowed to mention so I'll keep from it, but those of you who were in on that big argument a while back know what's going.

Just please, I really need the support right now. As usual none of my friends are around when I actually need them. They seem to stick like glue when they need something though. Just charming, isn't it?

Here is to a safe procedure and a speedy recovery. I'll be back in tomorrow evening or Sunday to update if anyone is interested.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


LBJ
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   Posted 10/9/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I wasn't in on that so not sure what your having done, but whatever it is good luck!!  I hope all goes well for you!!

Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too. I have Crohn's very mild compared to a lot of Crohn's people.
 
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Tramadol for the pain
                               Cimzia Injections. Just started on 9/30/2009                      
No Surgeries
 


ivy6
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   Posted 10/9/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
(((LMills))) I think it was going to be a hard and horrible time, no matter what you decided to do. Hang in there.

I.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

Medications for Crohn's ~~ Diet and Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's ~~ Dealing with Abscesses and Fistulae ~~


PV
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   Posted 10/9/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope the procedure goes well, and there are no issues. It's going to be rough as ivy said, but it'll get better. (((Hugs))). Sending positive vibes your way . . .

PV
Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Canasa, Lialda, Remicade, VSL#3, Florastor
In Remission since June 2008
Stopped vancomycin for c-diff Jan 1 2009
C-diff free, until Sep 2, 2009
Fighting c-diff, I guess for life


LMills
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   Posted 10/9/2009 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks you guys...it really means a lot to me.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


pimfram
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   Posted 10/9/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope all goes well. At least that'll be one less thing on your mind.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.

Amor fati - Nietzsche


MAG102886
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   Posted 10/9/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Goodluck....
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings
Current Meds: Cimzia, Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: Sept 4, 2009 to Take Down Abdominal Fistula!!  (On hold until current flare is under control, boo!)
 

Becoming undone
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   Posted 10/9/2009 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Goodluck...you are in my thoughts...((((((((((((((((((LMills))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
"The earth laughs in flowers"


Rider Fan
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   Posted 10/9/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Time heals all. Good luck.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!


stkitt
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   Posted 10/9/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Wishing your the best of luck with your procedure.

((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))))

Kitt


spookyh
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   Posted 10/9/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope all goes well LMills!
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


bella_sky
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 10/10/2009 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck LMills!!
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


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 10/10/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((LMills)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease/Thyroid Disorders:_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…


Zanne
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   Posted 10/10/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope all went well and know that you are doing what is best for you in your situation. That's what matters. We are here for you if you need us. (((((HUGS)))))
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.....


LMills
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   Posted 10/10/2009 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone, I got back a few hours ago and have been resting. We had to be there at 8, and it was rainy so I thought 'surely there won't be protesters early on a rainy Saturday morning.' Was I ever wrong hah. A lot of condemnation, fire, and brimstone...and there were so many women in the clinic waiting with me. I was taken aback really...but the nurses were so kind, and the doctor was really gentle and sweet. I imagine it must be difficult to have his job when that area of his profession is in such a legal gray area.
They sent me home with the BC pills I had taken before and hydrocodone.
I was fine until I got into the car with my boyfriend...had a good cry for about half an hour and then nearly knocked out because of the valium. He bought a giant stuffed white tiger for me.. That is the first present I have ever gotten for having a medical procedure done.
The procedure itself was uncomfortable, but it lasted literally less than two minutes. I'm all right at the moment. They said I would have cramps for a while, but my heating pad is helping. I suppose it's just bed rest and reading for this Saturday.

I really want to thank all of you for your support. Looking at the other women I felt sad because so many had come alone...Your kind words really helped me through all of this.

I know it was the right thing to do, and I have no doubts or regrets other than what human nature might force in every now and again. It's a life experience I'll have learned from.

And you know, I have to add, all of my friends have gone to who knows where, but my boyfriend has been a constant support...and so have all of you. I hope you realize how grateful I am that you guys are here.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Rider Fan
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1445
   Posted 10/10/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the update, take care of yourself.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!


MMMNAVY
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 10/10/2009 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad you are doing better. You do not walk alone here, well at least metaphorically. :)
Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease/Thyroid Disorders:_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…


gumby44
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 4101
   Posted 10/11/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lmills,
I'm glad to hear you are doing ok. Be kind, nurturing and patient with yourself. You deserve some peace and comfort. Sending love and hugs your way!
50 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 4 500mg pills per day, Metamucil and colace for constipation, probiotics


PV
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   Posted 10/11/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, glad to hear all went well. Hope the rest of your weekend is calming and restful. All we can do is make the best choices we can based on our situations and circumstances. Don't be too hard on yourself.

((Hugs))

PV
Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Canasa, Lialda, Remicade, VSL#3, Florastor
In Remission since June 2008
Stopped vancomycin for c-diff Jan 1 2009
C-diff free, until Sep 2, 2009
Fighting c-diff, I guess for life


Kaycie
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 449
   Posted 10/11/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I picked up on what you are talking about. I don't know the reasoning why...but having had to make incredibly difficult decisions while in that condition is very overwhelming and difficult. Rest up..and take care..
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Colozal. Failed Entocort. Failed Rowasa. Failed Steriods. Failed Steroid Enemas. Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira(severe reaction).
May 7th - Partial Colectomy - Sigmoid Rectal Ostomy - Partial Rectum left for possible re-connect later. Trying to get used to this new life with a bag.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 21 months old

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