it's been a little while sine I've visited the boards, but i have something heavy on my mind. I was hoping some of my fellow Crohnies could help. I've in the process of healing after undergoing my third surgery since July 3rd. I had a spinal cord stimulator put in to relieve the pain I've been having for the past few years. I was supposed to have a Remicade treatment the first part of July but haven't been able to get into see the Gastro because of all these other surgeries I've been dealing with. I've been in allot of pain since surgery last week much more then the last two surgeries and this morning woke up to passing allot of blood which isn't all that unusual but usually I'll pass some and I'm done. that happens about
once a month. today it's happened every time I've gone which it's about
eight times today. I wonder if it's possible it's due to the increase in the Percocet that I've been taking. It always seem if I am going to have a question about
my health it's going to come up on a weekend or a holiday. this time it happens to be a holiday weekend.
My wife is nagging me to look into going the disability route. Just seems for years now as soon as i get over one thing something else falls apart. it's like I never have a chance to heal up all the way. I'm an aircraft mechanic and it seems like I can't handle it like I used to. does anyone have any suggestions for a low stress Crohn's friendly occupation?
37, Married w/ four kids.
Had problems (pain, bleeding, nausea) since age 13.
miss dx'ed for years
Dx'd with Crohn's in Spring of 1991.
Resection that December.
Broke the L1(mid back) in 1999
Spring of 2002 began the LLQ pain.
went on Remicade in early 2004.
Had exploritory surgery December of 2004 to find the cause of LLQ pain.
Pain Doc choaks the LLQ pain to pinched nerves
looking at getting an Electrical spinal-cord stimulator, very soon....