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queeniefosho
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/10/2007 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I HATE this disease. I'm sick of tests, scary meds w/ yucky side effects and spending 1/2 my day in the bathroom. I haven't been eating very much at all lately, so last night I really wanted a piece of stuffed crust pepperoni pizza from PIzza Hut. I had 3 small pieces and about 10 minutes later ran to the bathroom and actually had a bit of an accident in my shorts and on the toilet seat. Then, I spent the rest of night w/ the most painful stomach cramps ever. I know you all understand what it feels like to have to go the bathroom RIGHT now. It just stinks. I feel like I can't even go out to eat or to friends houses sometimes. What would I do if I crapped my pants at someone elses house? No one understands what's wrong w/ me and it's hard to explain.
 
This weekend I got a rosary cross tattoo on my right shoulder. It is to help me find strength as I fight this disease and also bring me closer to the Lord. It is my first tat, and I really do feel comfort from it. Odd the things that help each of us I guess.

gachrons
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 9/11/2007 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sorry your not doing so great this week try creamed soups maybe ,ensure will help get the appetite going . Once you get the proper meds things will look up I travel now without worrying about the bathroom and feel so much more confident .Hope your tattoo gives you comfort I know what it is like to feel alone How long has this flare been going on? What meds are you taking?lol gail

mama2jmt
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 301
   Posted 9/11/2007 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi queenie.Sorry to hear that you are feeling bad.Pizza Hut does me in almost every time I have ever eaten it.I have found that I do much better if I avoid chain restaraunts(which serve highly processed foods)& only eat out at restaraunts that serve fresh foods instead.

As for traveling,I am very careful about what I eat,& I always stock up on immodium.Even though I have been able to tolerate many more foods since having a resection,I still stick to my old habits of being careful when I am away from home,just to be safe.

Congrats on your tattoo.I hope that you feel better soon,take care!
~Jennifer~
Official Crohns DX-march 2004.Pentasa 4000mg,B12,Probiotics
         1 resection
Cardiomyopathy DX-may 2004.Coreg,Altace,Digitek,Lasix,Potassium,very low-sodium diet
          


teddybearweiser
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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 9/11/2007 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I would recommened a clear liquid diet. Clear broth soups, plain jello, ensure or boost,
popscicals. I hope this could help.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


queeniefosho
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 19
   Posted 9/13/2007 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I am going to try a clear diet, and also plan to stock up on some organic foods. No more processed, fast food for me.
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