Potential NFL Draft Pick reveals that he has been battling CD for 7 years

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UC21
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   Posted 3/13/2010 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   

aoccc
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   Posted 3/13/2010 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
You know..you always hear about players battling re-occuring intestinal issues and you always wondering if they are covering something up for contract issues.
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   Posted 3/14/2010 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I wonder if their superior athletic physical conditioning protects them in some way from getting the disease to the full blown extent? They do seem to manage so well and the disease doesn't get them down that much.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma, IBS, asthma/allergies, prediabetes, high BP, fibromyalgia, GERD
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Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel


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   Posted 3/14/2010 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I actually kinda wondering if the "hard hits" make one more prone to getting this disease?
I think it might be the 24 hour on call physican that might help them from getting the disease to the full blown extent, because I know the university that I am at wants them to call if they get the sniffles.
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   Posted 3/14/2010 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I also think, JMHO, that there is a lot of prednisone type use there for injuries not related to Crohn's. I've seen the sportscasters talk to players playing after a significant injury, and some (esp in basketball, but football too) have stated this is the reason for their early play (I seem to recall some Suns palyers discussing this....). They seem to be able to play with some truely grueling, how do you even walk, let alone get out of bed, type injuries.(torn ligaments, broken bones, bruised and mashed muscles, etc.)
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   Posted 3/14/2010 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I wonder how much mentally that changes the way you play the game if you are scared of certain contact or hits..
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional random junk food breaks :)
No meds ever.

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