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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 11/19/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Wish me luck!  I'm getting my abdominal fistula repaired/ resection....2 for 1 special I guess, haha.  I cannot wait to get this over with, but sad that I'll be spending Thanksgiving in the hospital.
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: Nov. 20th to Take Down Abdominal Fistula!!!

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   Posted 11/19/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hopes and prayers that all goes well and maybe youll get home a little early too. Hope this is the last Thanksgiving that you have to have YOUR giblets removed instead of the turkey.. Gobble gobble....
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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   Posted 11/19/2009 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope all goes well tomorrow and you're out of the hosp. quickly.

Tell Dr. W. that he'll be getting an office visit from one of your "crohnies" in a couple of weeks!

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   Posted 11/19/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
GOOD LUCK! wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery Bev x
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal 1st week of Jan. Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid,  citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

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   Posted 11/19/2009 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck and hoping this leads to a long long remission.

Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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   Posted 11/19/2009 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes and good luck!!!!!!!
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, still kickin!!
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

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   Posted 11/19/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck and best wishes. My prayers are with you.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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   Posted 11/19/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.

Amor fati - Nietzsche

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 11/19/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope all goes well.

Just look at it this way though...if you weren't having surgery, you probably wouldn't feel like eating much anyway.

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12, Coumadin

Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 37
   Posted 11/20/2009 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! Hope you have a speedy recovery!!
28 year old husband and father of 1 (soon to be 2!!), Diagnosed with Crohns and resection surgery in Jan '09 (same ER trip), currently not winning the battle with pain, taking: 6mp, Pentasa, Prednisone and every vitamin possible! 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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