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wildrebelchild
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   Posted 4/27/2010 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
My girlfriend is in the hospital and they think she has crohns and so do i, see i am a crohns patient for 11yrs now i have no idea how to help her deal with this or how we are going to get her meds since she has no insurance.  Also is it posable to get crohns from someones blood.  I thought being a crohns person myself that dealing with my girlfriend having it would be easy but its not im lost not sure how to help her cope with this i did it alone but i want to help her
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krw135
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 186
   Posted 4/28/2010 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear about your friend... at least she has you though!  If she doesn't have insurance and can't afford her prescriptions she can try going on needymeds.com , they help with getting free or discounted drugs.  She can also check out Chronic Disease Fund- just google it.  Hope this helps and good luck to you both! :)
Dx with UC in 97, hospital stays monthly, tons of blood transfusion, bowel rest on TPN, prednisone, asacol, sulfa,
99- multiple failed remicade treatments, more hosptial stays
finally in 2001 had enough and had total colectomy (j-pouch) surgery, 1st step was good, then the reversal was not such a breeze, got peritinitis and almost didn't make it.
the rest of 2001-2006 were amazing!
now having problems again- they are thinking Crohns.- have been on Humira with no luck


krw135
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 186
   Posted 4/28/2010 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Here is the website for needy meds

 

 

 
Dx with UC in 97, hospital stays monthly, tons of blood transfusion, bowel rest on TPN, prednisone, asacol, sulfa,
99- multiple failed remicade treatments, more hosptial stays
finally in 2001 had enough and had total colectomy (j-pouch) surgery, 1st step was good, then the reversal was not such a breeze, got peritinitis and almost didn't make it.
the rest of 2001-2006 were amazing!
now having problems again- they are thinking Crohns.- have been on Humira with no luck


Jonny Five
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 107
   Posted 4/28/2010 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
To answer your other question - Crohn's is not a communicable disease (not in any way contagious) so you cannot get it from someone's blood.

MToronto2
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 232
   Posted 4/28/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry to hear that your girlfriend has joined our ranks.

Here's the thing, you've been where she is now, draw on that experience. Give to her what you wanted and need when you dealt with it alone (I did too, with the help of one friend, for a long time), respect her need for time to adjust, find ways to lighten the mood. She's lucky to have you...

And no, she did not get if from you, so stop blaming yourself.

I will keep good thoughts for you both.
CD 24 years. Multiple surgeries in past 10 yrs. 4 year Illeostomy. Mesh rejection. Too close to death, twice. Large inscisional hernia. Perpetually underweight. Short bowel syndrom. Have used a variety of complementary medical therapies. Highly recommend Bowen Therapy as the best body work. Take me vites. Started Low Dose Naltrexone March 27, 2010. Got married for the only time 2008. Survive because of the love of good friends, and because I can. Happy to be alive. IBD needs more awareness and more voices willing to speak up. BE well.

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