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   Posted 1/20/2010 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm currently attending nursing school at Walsh University in North Canton, Oh. Its been a lonnngggg road due to my Crohns. I've had to stop for a resection, only to have crohn's reappear 6 months later. I also can't take a heavy course load because my crohn's hates when I stress! I've been in school for 6 years now! Wow! The dean of the nursing program has been so great. She's worked with me so well through all of this. Today I found out that the nursing program is taking into consideration those students that deal with diseases like Crohns. I guess they're working on course loads are more friendly towards those of us who get exhausted easily! I was touched! I feel like a made a small difference! :)
-Heather, 24 yrs. old

- Crohns disease since 1995, officially diagnosed in 2003.

- Bowel resection in Dec. 07, Crohns reoccurred July 08.

- Medications - Entocort 9mg, Humira, Pentasa 2000mg, Bentyl 20 mg, Lexapro 20mg, Wellbutrin SR 150mg, Trazadone 25mg

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   Posted 1/20/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Heather! I bet that will help make the rest easier:) How much longer do you have?

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   Posted 1/20/2010 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great to hear!
My 14 yr old daughter has Crohn's. Diagnosed March 08. Currently taking Imuran and Pentasa. Also probiotics, Vit D and C supplements, Omega 3, folic acid, calcium.

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   Posted 1/20/2010 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
That's the way to get it done. Good for you.

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   Posted 1/20/2010 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
congrats and good luck to you!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  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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   Posted 1/21/2010 2:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Well done Heather Way to go and thanks for sharing that with us. Any victory is a big victory for us all!
Male with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003.Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control.5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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   Posted 1/21/2010 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats.  And keep up the good work.  We need more professionals in the medicine field that can truly understand what it is like to have a disease.

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
Prilosec 20.6mg - 2x a day
Multivitamin daily

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