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bookgal77
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 83
   Posted 10/30/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Just had my third colonoscopy this year (!!!) on Monday. Had a severe flare earlier this year and it's the second check-up to see how well I have improved. Am feeling like I was in remission, but scope still shows moderate inflammation.
 
Ileocecal valve - moderate chronic inflammation
Ascending colon - moderate chronic inflammation
Descending colon - mild chronic inflammation
 
I have crohn's colitis, so everything has always stayed in my colon only and not the small bowel, but with the skip lesions that are more crohn's like.
 
A little disappointed today that I'm not healing faster, but definitely better than February's severe inflammation that had me down for the count for about 2.5 months.
**32 year old female; Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2001; diagnosis changed to Crohn's disease in 2009 (but still only impacts colon)
**Asacol (4800 mg daily), 6-MP (100 mg daily), Prednisone (8 mg daily...for a few more weeks), Flagyl (250 mg every other day), Nexium (40 mg daily)
**Thankfully only two major flare-ups...2001 and 2009. Hoping to have another 8 years in between the next one (sadly, I do know there will be a next one).
**GOAL of one day being immunosuppressant free...still working on my doctor on this one but I am a world traveler who desperately wants to go to Africa one day!


bella_sky
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 10/30/2009 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh lady it sounds like you have been thru so much!! Bless your heart! Hope you start having some relief soon
24 female, dx w/CD finally in July 2009, currently taking remicade, prednisone to counteract side-effects of remicade, pentasa, cipro, flagyl, probiotics, celexa, bentyl, and 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

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