Feeling a little quilty

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   Posted 8/23/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
After reading everyones' postings about their CD. I feel a little quilty about complaining about all the medicine I am taking. I should be thankful(and I am)
that I have been in remission for the last five years or so. From now on, no complaining!!!
Had Crohns' since I was in my early twentys and now am 65 years old. On Mercaptopurine 50mg and Balsalazide 750 mg. I am lucky from what I have been reading. No bowel resection yet and it has been a while since a flare.

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   Posted 8/23/2010 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean pups. Sometimes when I really get down, I just pop in here and WOW I realize there is always someone worse off than me. This is a great place for support. I have learned more here than from any of the specialist I have been to.

I'm 48 yrs old and have been fighting this for 8 yrs, then I see all the young people on here...and I feel so bad for them. Now after reading about a 3 yr old having this DD, I feel lucky I did not suffer till I was 40.

Thats great that you are in remission, you give us hope. I'm glad that when people get better they still come on here, it helps.
Crohn's since '03
3mg Entocort

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   Posted 8/23/2010 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Everyone has their breaking point, and it's okay to feel bad for yourself sometimes. The key thing is to let yourself have those moments and then move on. It seems like everyone is struggling with figuring out how to deal and cope so you aren't alone when you feel lost.
26 years old. Diagnosed with Crohn's disease March 2008. Battled a C. diff infection from Summer 2009-Spring 2010. Have been dealing with a severe flare for the past several weeks.

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   Posted 8/24/2010 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with mlatida, we all have bad days. Just because you don't have it as bad as some doesn't mean it doesn't get to you from time to time. This forum is for everyone, and when you're having a bad day and just need support, we're here.

I think we all do need to be reminded from time to time how good we really do have it, because in reality we all could be worse off, but it doesn't mean every day is easy just knowing you could be worse.

Llama, I also cannot fathom having crohn's at 3 years old...and to be a parent of a 3 year old dealing with this...just as bad! I count myself lucky that I had 18 normal years before dealing with this!

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!!!!

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   Posted 8/24/2010 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey pup I have had this dd for nearly 35 years myself. I don't like taking so many pills myself, but if I didn't I would be much sicker, so I will stick with all the pills. 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!
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   Posted 8/24/2010 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I can identify with feeling guilty.

Tbh I don't like complaining because every time I come here, it's like "Oh no. I've been feeling bitterly sorry for myself, but I've just read this almost unimaginably horrible and/or sad story and now I feel really guilty." Then I go away and emo-rage some more. In all honesty, despite being told how bad my Crohn's is, my symptoms are not that bad. They are not wonderful, but I hear a great deal worse. And yet: it gets to me. It gets to me so, so much. Took it on the chin for the first 10 years; in my 10th year I feel like I'm heading for a nervous breakdown every day. It's not just my Crohn's; my mental health has also badly deteriorated in the last year.

Yeah, I could have it worse. Intellectually I do know that. And sometimes I even manage to believe it and be grateful for small mercies. At other times I feel like I have truly been cursed from birth, whether by an invisible malevolent entity, my genes, personality, etc.

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   Posted 8/25/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
We all have the right to moan and groan about this sometimes. Dont feel bad if you want to or feel you need to. Thats why we are here. There will always be people in better shape than you and people in worse shape . Doesn't mean that being in the middle is a good spot.
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 9/11/2010 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to all who answered. When I complained to one of my DRs about taking so many pills a month (660), he said better living through chemistry.
I do enjoy coming to this site from time to time. I am also on facebook and hope to meet others with Crohns.

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   Posted 9/11/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
pups62 said...
After reading everyone's' postings about their CD. I feel a little guilty about complaining about all the medicine I am taking. I should be thankful(and I am)
that I have been in remission for the last five years or so. From now on, no complaining!!! smilewinkgrin turn tongue   Hi Pups u got every right 2 complain we all do it cause its so darn frustrating even when we feel well there is all those meds that keep us going or do they,,I myself have not been in remission in the last 9 years and 5 major surgeries later I got a little bitter I just got out of the hospital in April I was in my county hospital for 3 months and they couldn't do anything 4 me surgery wise so I was sent 2 the city hospital where I was hooked up 2 TPN for another 3 months 2 get built up for surgery,,I haven't been able 2 get an IV put in now since about 7 years or get blood drawn so I've had numerous ports and central lines and pics they all suck,,which lead 2 me getting 2 blood clots in my neck and u know that saying the pain is that bad I could just slit my throat well they did 2 me literally,,so I can say that there is not a place on my body that hasn't been cut open or tubes inserted u name it I had it,,but u know something I'm still here and I'm stronger than this disease gives me credit for and so r u,,vent to anyone who will listen to ya don't hold in all that anger cause it will only cause more stress and stress is something we r suppose to avoid,,I don't know how the hell we r suppose to avoid it its life and its hard and worse when u r sick..Keep Your Head High...Don't Worry So Much....Have Some Fun... smilewinkgrin turn tongue   ~~Jen~~
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