Long time no post!
Since I was last here, they have moved me up to 6MP...going well on it so far. My colonoscopy didn't find any active CD: good news! However, they think I might have IBS in addition to the Crohns: and it has been the IBS causing the recent problems. Have any of you been diagnosed with something similar? And how did you deal with it?
Apparently the site of the resection has healed well. Whilst this is fabulous, it still doesn't explain the pain I have from the site, and the issues I am having with the external scar.
In other news, they found arthritis in my knees and sacriliitis in my back. Right now they are still working out what do about
it. How did/do you guys deal with it? For me it is quite terrifying: my mother had extensive, appalling arthritis, so I know what is coming: I just don't know how fast it will progress...as it stands, I can barely climb our (steep, interior) stairs unassisted, and sitting, lying and walking are becoming more and more uncomfortable, more and more often.
I am thinking of asking to be tested for Fibro, as well. A lot of my pain doesn't seem to have a physical cause behind it (or it is more exacerbated then what it should be).
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. ~Erich Fromm
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