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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/9/2010 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone!

My 13yo daughter was just diagnosed with Crohn's Disease last week. I have been researching like a mad-woman in preparation for our follow-up visit with the Pediatric Gastroenterologist. I am so pleased that I stumbled on to this website and plan on becoming a regular reader/contributor. Thank you in advance for sharing your knowledge and experience - I know it will help me to be a better mom as my daughter battles with this disease.

Warmest regards,


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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 794
   Posted 3/9/2010 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Heather,
You sound just like me lol, read, research, read, ask questions, research............!!! Becareful of brain overload, there is so much info regarding so many aspects that it is very difficult to take it all in.
You are probably quite relieved right now that her condition has been diagnosed and you can put a name to it, I found I was but then reality hit home and for a few weeks I felt extremely low as it hit home that this was for life.
My 16 year old diagnosed Nov 09 so I am still on a steep learning curve, still reading/researching/asking questions :).

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 3/9/2010 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Heather and welcome to Healingwell's Crohns forum. I am glad you have found us. We have a few parents of young folks with Crohns on this forum. I will caution you though, that many on this forum are more severe cases, so not all you will read happens to each Crohnnie. I also wanted to let you know about another website that is for parents of young folks with Crohns. I have attached a link below for you, as you might want to check that one out too. Good luck and I look forward to hearing more from you.


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!
*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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