Live life to the fullest... you never know what will happen next

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   Posted 12/16/2009 1:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had crohns for just over two years and there have been moments when I hated my life and wanted it all to be over. I have learned though that I am stronger than i ever thought I was. Though there was one thing I hadn't learned until tonight and that is to live each day as if it was your last, because you never know what the next minute will bring. I learned this lesson tonight and it had nothing to do with crohns and everything to do with life. I was involved in a deadly car accident. A car going to fast in snowy conditions lost control and came into oncoming traffic where another car t-bone it and the car I was in hit it along with another car. a young girl is dead and at least three other people are fighting for there lives. Everyone I was with was okay and I thank God for that.

It made me realize that although I might not always feel good and I run to the bathroom a lot, and people might not always understand. I should realize that those things wont kill me and that I need to live each day to the fullest, which I dont think I have ever done even before I was diagnosed. I think that sometimes we let this disease take over our lives and we shouldn't because we never know what might happen to us next.

So my new years resolution is to live life to the fullest, love those close to me, and never take anything for granted.
Diagnosed with Crohns Oct. '07.  Have had 9 abcess/ fistula surgeries.  Colostomy 20 March 2009.
Current Meds:
Imuran 200 mg                            Omeprazole 20mg                     Vitamin D 2000 i.u.          Remicade 10mg x8wks
Synthroid 112mg                          Lexapro 20mg                           Tylenol  50mg
Birth Control                                 Calcium  500mg                         Morphine 40mg
Sucralfate 1gm x4                         Multi Vit                                     Cyclizine   50mg

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/16/2009 3:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Scary stuff, thoughts to those bereaved and with family injured in this, very glad to hear you're OK though. I've only ever had one minor accident but have lost good friends in car crashes, after my little accident I was so shook up - I was OK but it was all over and done with in a second it made me realise just how quickly these things happen and how indeed you never know what will happen next.

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   Posted 12/16/2009 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Life is short, I do live each day like it is my last.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 12/16/2009 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear that you are OK.  I have to live life in the here and now.  I know what you are going through as years ago I was in a really bad car accident.  I ran a stop sign (which was covered by a tree and couldn't be seen) and a car was coming from my right.  He slammed into my car and that was the scariest couple of minutes of my life.  I don't remember him hitting me.  I remember the airbag had deployed and was deflated again.  I would have stayed in the car but I saw smoke in the car and I jumped out (the smoke was just from the airbag, which I know now).  If it wasn't for the airbag I would have been severly injured but because of the bag and my seatbelt all I had was a bruise.  Thank god.
I learned after that that life is fleating.  It can be taken at any time and I try to enjoy it every minute I can.  That is why I will never let CD get to me either.  Yes it is uncomfortable.  Yes it is a pain in the *ss (literally some times).  But it will never beat me and I try to install this into everyone I meet.
36 yr old Male with Crohn's Disease since '88 - No Surgery yet
Been on almost every type of drug with bad results
Remicade since Nov 2009

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   Posted 12/16/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear you are OK. I hope that you will keep talking about the accident as it sounds like it had a big impact on you....communicating after a trauma is so important.
Living life is so much more worth it than being disappointed in the day to day.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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   Posted 12/16/2009 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you :)
You were part of that for a reason- to pass on this message to others and that is wonderful

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