Had a discussion with my CD this morning...

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   Posted 5/8/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a very frank discussion with my Crohn's Disease this morning. I informed it that I'm not really digging our relationship all that much and that I thought it was time it moved on.  I explained that its presence was quite bothersome and that I didn't really want to pal around together. "We can't be friends anymore", I said. I was very much hoping it would take the news well and heed my advice to stay away; however, I must have hurt its feeling because it's retaliating by doing mean things.
It knows I have a function tonight, so it has cast smelly gas and poop your brains out spells on me. I'm angry. My butt hurts. I hate it.  Not just knock your socks off gross yourself and everyone else around you out kinds of gas. It's the kind where you have absolutely no warning whatsoever and don't even have a chance to find a safe haven to let it out privately and then spray some Lysol to mask the stench. And it burns. I've barely eaten anything today and it's bad enough now. Can't imagine how bad it's going to be tonight when I'm actually ingesting food. Perhaps I just won't eat. Sometimes it's better that way ~ for me and for anyone else in close proximity.
My vent for the day.
38 y.o. F. Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2009.
Never had symptoms until after my daughter was born in 2006.
Currently taking probiotics and digestive enzymes.
Entocort on standby in the event of a flare.

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   Posted 5/8/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you've been "venting" all day so far!  haha.
Seriously though, would something like Beano help?  I've never tried it myself.
Diagnosed (FINALLY) UC Sept 09/Diagnosis amended 5-3-10 to Crohn's
Taking Lialda 2X/day
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Bentyl as needed
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Change in meds is forthcoming............

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   Posted 5/9/2010 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
It's kinda like when you go to the GI and tell them you've been feeling pretty good, only to wake up the next day and have a horrible day. I think the CD hears you and does retaliate...it's a mean disease like that. I'll remember your post and not have any discussions with mine any time soon, and also knock on wood and cross my fingers at the same time.

I hope today was a better day!

Oh, and mdf, had to laugh at that..."venting" all day...lol!

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

artist guy
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   Posted 5/9/2010 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
eat papayas it takes the smell away, I'm living testament to that, nobodys gas was worse than mine, now no smell so i can pass gas a will in public, poop won't smell either.

artist guy

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   Posted 5/9/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
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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!
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   Posted 5/9/2010 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a very similar discussion with my CD once. I think it matters. I told "it"  that it wasn't gonna win!!!! and that was that! Gotta get things right in your mind sometimes...I think it's healthy! Did it help? yes it does!
 "Get busy living or get busy dying"
Dx in 2005 with Crohns after a Hysterectomy. Re-section in 2006...came apart so got to do it again! Frequent Kidney stones and Shingles... a new present as of 08-09 Diabetes Type 2. Total of 12 surgerys.
Imran, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!

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   Posted 5/9/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
What is "pink flipflops?"
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   Posted 5/9/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL, this reminds me of that joke where various body parts are fighting over who gets to be boss. I'd post it, but it's adult. Suffice to say, the tail-end of the colon wins (after going on strike and blocking up)!
Cimzia, Asacol

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   Posted 5/9/2010 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I talk to my crohns too but the answers come from the other end..I can't quote ....
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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   Posted 5/11/2010 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your advice, support, the hugs and especially the humor.
The great news is I enjoyed the food and festivities on Saturday night along with everyone else without incident.
The bad news is I did have an "episode" the following morning. I call it the colon prep evacuation. It's quite strange really, because there is nothing poop-like about it other than it comes out of the right place. It's more like what you see when you are prepping for a colonoscopy - major gush of water with yellowish mucusy stuff? What the heck is that??
38 y.o. F. Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2009.
Never had symptoms until after my daughter was born in 2006.
Currently taking probiotics and digestive enzymes.
Entocort on standby in the event of a flare.

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