Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength
Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005. I deal with daily arthritis ALL over my body, cystic acne, & fibromyaglia. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Currently being treated with 4000mg of Pentasa daily, 60mg solumedrol, and Remicade.
So sorry to hear about this development. Ugh!
It makes me curious, though, how many CD people have issues with disks. I had a disk blow out and had a cervical fusion in April '06. One other disk is bulging as well but my surgeon wanted to be conservative. Now this year I am dx'd with CD. Hmmmmm. Part of my current symptoms are lots of arthritic pain in my joints, though not much in my back. Oh, another thing, I worked at Hardee's for 5 years. Maybe there is a fast food connection!!!!