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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/16/2007 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
hi my name is miranda and my husband was diagnosed with crohns last november. he had been diagnosed originally with a hernia and was told he would be on protonix for the rest of his life. his symptoms got worse and one day while he was at work he lost control of his bowels. this turned into a long drawn out process and another colonoscopy and a endoscopy later he was diagnosed with crohn's. he was put on temporary disability from his job and they eventually let him go. he found another job and was put in the hospital and yet again was let go. he wasnt able to get any job until a few weeks ago. now he works part time at a retail store. we both work ( my job is full time) an dhave two beautiful children together a son ( anakin who will be two on sept 25 and brenna is 3 ) i look foward to talking to everyone.


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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 9/16/2007 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Miranda, Welcome to Healing Well. This a good pace to ask questions or to vent if you need to.
The people here are evry caring and understanding.
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

gemini kiwi
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1136
   Posted 9/16/2007 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Miranda,
sorry to hear that your husband has Crohn's, I wish him well in his new job.

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 9/16/2007 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome. Sorry your family has to deal with crohns . This place moves pretty fast so if you dont get an answer just answer you own post with the word bump and it will go back to the top. Hope you get help here,,theres lots of good people..
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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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 4305
   Posted 9/16/2007 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW,

We are glade to have you and hope that your husband will join as well.I do hope that he get's to feeling better soon.We will help in any way we can.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 222
   Posted 9/16/2007 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW.
Living with Crohns for 1 year. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful little girls.
One blessing that came with my Crohns: I thank God for each day that I can get out of bed and take care of my girls and my home.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 9/17/2007 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Welcome to HW I konw the feeling of looseing it in your drawers thing it has probably happened to us all and a person adjust to those things taking extra clothes somewhere sometimes helps .How is he doing on the Protonix never tried it ? Not sure where you live but I know some countries seem to try and help when a person looses time due to sickness on the job . It can be hard to adjust to a new disease and especially one that is not curable. I spent alot of time on here learning about stuff and the differebt ways people were handling IBD it has been a great comfort and help to me .Hope your husband is doing better and we are glad to have you how are you managing I know it can be hard for our loved ones and he is lucky to have your support with this. lol gail

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 9/18/2007 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
protonix is for his acid reflux. it works way better than nexium or prevacid. i actually started a group on about wives/spouses with sick husbands and it helps alot to have someone there who knows what you are going through. i appreciate the kind thoughts for my hubby!


New Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 9/18/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Miranda. Welcome! I am new here as well. It's a great site that helped me understand better my condition. I hope it works for you too.

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