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Nanners
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   Posted 6/11/2010 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Had to get up early and go have a CT Enterography done to check on my Crohns.  I have problems due to scar tissue and adhesions that have adherred my colon to my body cavity, so I do this instead of cscopes.  They are worried they will perforate me becuz of the scar tissue/adhesions etc.
 
Drank the 3 bottles of contrast/barium no problem, and believe it or not only got stuck once for the IV.  Although it was put in the inside of my right wrist.  OUCH!  Test went well and will hear the results at my quarterly GI visit on Weds. 
 
Then it was down to the lab to have 6-7 (lost count) tubes of blood drawn for tests ordered by family doc and GI.  After that a visit to the nurses clinic for my bi weekly B12 shot.  Can you say pin cushion:)
 
Its kinda funny but I feel like I got everything done, and hoping that that is it for tests for awhile.  Then its on to my total knee replacement in the next couple of months.  Thats one of the reasons I had all these tests, because I want to make sure the guts are ok before my surgery.  Keep your fingers crossed that all looks good. smilewinkgrin
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Gail*Nanners*
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"*

Grandpato2
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   Posted 6/11/2010 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Of course we'll keep fingers crossed. I had remicade yesterday. One poke right wrist on the side, my favorite vein is working again! Half way through Nurse noticed my wrist starting to swell, must have been recent as I'd checked the drip 10 minutes prior. Sure enough the IV was bent twice, the remicade was spilling into the tissues not the vein. I can't sit for a IV in my hands but the veins are big and the nurse always wants to use them. I caught her looking at one while getting the IV ready for the poke so i said maybe I can sit for one now I haven't tried for 5 years or so and maybe now it'll be ok. Wrong! It was very painful, no change and the vein rolled for a miss. Back to the arm for number 3, a good poke to finish the infusion. Just another day in the life.
Male, 55 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, Entocort, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk,  Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


rovin1959
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   Posted 6/11/2010 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Gail,that was one heck of a morning! You get a special prayer,and a couple of fingers crossed!!

Mary Lynn


dunny2
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   Posted 6/11/2010 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Gail, that could be a day out of my life. I'm glad it only took one stick.
Put you're feet up now sweetie and relax, (((hugs)))
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...


huckleberry
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   Posted 6/11/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Gail,
Everything is relative --- sounds like an efficient and successful day....good for you! Hope you get all the results you want!

:-)
Jeanne
Official dx September 2007.
currently flaring (June 2010) with colitis
Medications: Pentasa, Omeprazole, Prednisone, 6MP
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004, take Levoxyl), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
47 years old; single mom to three wonderful kids, ages 12 to 18.


jeanneac
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   Posted 6/11/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Gail, I hope all the tests come out ok. You have been through a lot and are a positive person. You'll sail through the knee replacement..... After crohn's, it shouldn't be too bad, right????
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, asthma/allergies,  high BP, fibromyalgia, GERD, restless legs and periodic limb movement in sleep, low thyroid, the list keeps growing..........................
claritin, singulair, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, plaquenil back on cymbalta for pain, nexium for reflux (trying again)
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Positive ANA rheumatologist suspects mixed connective tissue disease 4/2010
Collitis doing OK for now, it's fatigue and joint pain that are plagueing me right now!!!


mtgman
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   Posted 6/11/2010 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
wow- that's a heck of a morning! at least you get to go lie out on the beach to relax after!! haha
35 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently off Pred.  still taking Asacol.  Just had 1st Remicade infusion a week and a half ago
In the middle of a bad flare now for a year...lost almost 30 lbs. -- gained most of it back now.


Becky77
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   Posted 6/11/2010 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
You sound like me...I try to do as much in one day as I can. Why have 3 days of being poked and prodded when you can just get it all done and have one bad day?

I hope you get the go ahead for knee surgery, and hope that goes well for you!

And I agree...you're so positive...keep it up!
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!!!!


DaveF
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   Posted 6/12/2010 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Our prayers are with you!!
Definative diagnosis June 5 2010, 25 years with syptoms, Kapidex 60mg, Prednisone starting at 40 mg, Pentasa 4,000 mg, Amitripyline 10 mg, SCD


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 6/12/2010 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
God did I have the worst gas bubbling thru me all day. That had to have been the worst part of the day! I just couldn't seem to get it out of me. Finally found some GasX last night and that finally help to give me some relief. My stomach made so much noise it was crazy. But...I feel so much better today.

I am just glad that I got it all over with. Now hopefully all will look okay. One nice thing is I think I got myself pretty cleared out, that Barium likes to go right thru me. I was going clear in no time, much like for a prep. Thanks for everyones kind wishes. 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"*

tewcute
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 6/12/2010 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!!! I hate getting blood drawn at the lab we have. I always get the same chick and she digs and digs for a vein. And I just sit there with my face scrunched up. I need to send the lady that draws blood at the GP office to them to show them how to do it. After my colonoscopy they drew blood for IBD tests and it looked like someone had punched me in both arms several times between that and the IV. My poor niece cried when she saw it. I told my GI doc maybe I would be less anemic if everyone would stop taking my blood for tests!..just a thought...
Dx with crohns February 25, 2010. But suspect I had it since 2002 with very mild symptoms.
4 lialda a day.
3 entocort daily for the next few months
hyosamine for daytime
Bentyl for evening
Multigen

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