Fallcolors is right, when we start feeling bad, we ALL tend to put off of going to the doctor because with our disease, none of the tests can be pleasant if you can imagine. So we avoid going to the doctor because we know what misery is coming. Doesn't make it right, but when our quality of life gets really really bad, we give and go to the doctor. I am glad you got her to at least go in and see her family doc to check things out. She could possibly have a fistula to the bladder and its best to start treatment asap.
Your Mom sounds alot like me when I was at the 20 year mark. I had been in a long remission and then the Crohns reappeared and I didn't want to believe that I had a chronic and incurable disease. The denial can be pretty strong. But believe me within time the Crohns will win. I am not sure you can make your Mom do anything she doesn't want to, so you may have to be patient and let it get to the point where she HAS to do something about
it. I know its hard on you, but your Mom needs to get to that point before she will do something. Your are a good daughter though for researching and trying to find ways to help your Mom. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!