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dunny2
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   Posted 5/12/2010 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday I went for, what I thought was a regular upper endoscopy. Ended up having a catheter put down to measure
pancreatic function. I was asleep for most of the procedure, but no-one told me I would wake up with a catheter down
my throat, of course in my muddled state I tried to pull it out, until they got it through to my foggy brain what it was for:)
The scope looked pretty good apart from "blunted villi" in the duodenum, apparently a sign of malnourishment. I'm now
waiting on results of biopsies and the function test, but my goodness it was a long day, I left home @ 9.30am didn't get
back till nearly 4pm.
BTW, it only took 6 attempts to get IV access, so a better result than last week, yay!!
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


Nanners
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   Posted 5/12/2010 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
((((Vicky)))) Sorry you had such a long and bad day. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
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"*

dunny2
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   Posted 5/12/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Gail (((hugs))) back at ya!!
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


Zanne
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   Posted 5/12/2010 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
That really is pain, both literally and figuratively. I hope today has been better, and that the biopsies come back with good results. ((((HUGS))))
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Becky77
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   Posted 5/12/2010 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Nothing like thinking you're going for one thing and dealing with a lot more :(

Sorry you also have bad veins...it stinks. Before I go for a procedure I try to load up on Gatorade and take a really hot shower. I've even had them put warm wet towels on my arms to help bring the veins to the surface...it helps sometimes! Of course warm towels do nothing if you get a nurse who can't start an IV!
Becky

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!!!!


beave
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   Posted 5/12/2010 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Blunted villi in the duodenum can also be a sign of celiac disease. Hopefully they'll consider that when looking at the biopsies. Have you ever had a blood test for celiac?

dunny2
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   Posted 5/12/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Beave, yes I have been checked for celiac, it came back negative, but thanks for your concern.

Thanks everyone, it really is appreciated...
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


Sniper
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   Posted 5/13/2010 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow Vicky, dont them days suck. Take the rest of the week off and rest.
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.


dunny2
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3200
   Posted 5/13/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Tanks Sniper, I would do that, but I have the grand kids :)
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


HabsHockeyFan
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 3130
   Posted 5/13/2010 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Aw what a trying day. I hope things are much better today. Hope the little ones are a delite and try to take it easy......
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa, cholestyramine, iron and vitamin supplements. 
Prepare for the future, but live in the present

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