So.....I have had my own batch of concerns and questions which many of you helped address. Now that I have some answers I thought I would pass along some of the info. My best thoughts and wishes go out to many of you going through so much worse crap than me right now (Nanners, sniper, NCOT, et. al.)
My last follow-up with the GI I got to ask my questions. He also was still reluctant to call it crohns until this visit because he was trying to avoid making it a permanent mark in my medical record until he found out that I cannot get past 2 weeks without having an issue. So he jumped right to the big guns going to Remi. Which will have a $25 co-pay per infusion.
The hair loss I have been noticing...........cause.....this DD!
My eyesite, which I went from perfect vision straight into progressive bifocals........Cause.....being over 40.
When I asked about the bruising around my eyes someone, I forget who, said it was FLARE related, had it spot on! Cause...This DD!
Weight loss.......as we all knew, although he asked if it was intentional, this DD!
Bone density scan.........revealed Osteopenia (I think thats the word) which is the precursor to osteoporosis, I have a low bone mineral denisity and my bones have already started thinning (WTH!!! Already!!!).....cause....this DD! 43 year old male is going to have osteoporosis before his wife........I am sure she will see some irony there since she is older than I am.
Sugar/calorie cravings that cannot be ruled with will power......this DD........GI said go with the cravings because your body is asking for something. Since my last blood work was great and I am losing weight he said don't sweat it too much.
Pain in testicles before, during and after an episode........cause......this DD! He said that the pain can radiate outward.
Tension between my wife and I...........over my fears of eating, freaking out one night when seeing me rocking in pain while sitting on my patio (I was doing it unconsciosly I guess) and arguing over what I think I should eat versus what she thinks....Cause......this DD!
Cost of it all: Priceless, when you need something theres Mastercard.
Thanks all for listening and advising.
Post Edited (mdf34) : 8/28/2010 6:43:29 PM (GMT-6)