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Sir WipesALot
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   Posted 3/15/2010 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to wish my best to everyone here, and send all my prayers and thoughts along. This is a truly awful disease. I had surgery to remove a really bad section of small bowel a couple of months ago and that got rid of the awful flare I was in. I'm doing better and am on Humira now and can only hope for the best for the future. I feel for everyone here.

They didn't initially think surgery was an option for me, but then push came to shove, I developed a fistula to my bladder and a really bad stricture, and I had no choice but to have it. It's only been seven weeks, but my recommendation to anyone who has a chance to get the surgery is to get it. I was really screwed up until then and I'm honestly ready to cry seeing all the people on here fighting the same stupid seemingly endless battles over and over. I feel like I have a second chance at life right now, but knowing this condition, I just don't know for how long.

It's not like this is the only disease or suffering out there, but man, it's horrible. I just found out there's a woman at work who I was friendly with years ago who has been out for months and months and it turns out it's Crohn's, and it's really rocked me. My prayers and best wishes to all of you for your beginning healing, continued healing and most of all, a chance to enjoy and appreciate life.
Humira, Prilosec, probiotics......

DX May 2004
34 YO M

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   Posted 3/15/2010 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
If anything, this disease does teach us empathy and compassion. We certainly know what it's like to suffer.

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   Posted 3/16/2010 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks prayers are always welcome.
Male, 54 years old 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,5-asa Asacol, 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 3/16/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the prayers, and here's hoping and praying you can enjoy a long remission and your friend gets feeling better soon. Hugs!
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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   Posted 3/16/2010 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and thanks that is really kind of you wishing you good health a long remmision Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Reversal of temp ileostomy finally have a date 7th April 2010
Meds: Iron syrup,Loperimide,Folic acid & Citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

" I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday."

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   Posted 3/16/2010 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck to your surgery induced remission, don't give up on maintenance med's, I've had surgerically induced remission a couple of times.

artist guy

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