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Sarita
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   Posted 10/28/2007 12:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Howdy, howdy!
Just wanted to peep in and say hi to my old buds.  I've returned because evidently the Crohn's bug has worked its way into my new GI's mind.  My D has become very bad, 10-15 episodes per day, and the doc wants to dive on in with a capsule endoscopy and, oh yes, the Prometheus serology 7 that has been all the rage lately.  Never had Prometheus labs before, so this may be illuminating.
 
Medical school is overwhelming, but I will admit it's pretty neat to dissect a human gut.  My final exam will have me up to my elbows in several feet of intestine.  I even felt a rectum from the inside out.  Now doesn't THAT sound pleasant.  I am very grateful to and humbled by this stranger who donated his body to medicine; still, sometimes when I am in the lab, and I snap out of my trance and realize that I am holding a sigmoid colon in my hands, I do feel an odd sense of "There's something not quite normal about this situation."  Hmm...
 
 
 
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gachrons
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   Posted 10/28/2007 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sounds like your getting lots of info there and I think I'am glad it's not me your working on. Hope your GI is a good one what are you studying for, thinking of becoming a GI ? Get feeling better soon and Best Wishes on your exploring. lol gail

curley
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   Posted 10/28/2007 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Glade to hear from you and I am glade that med school is going well for you.I know you are very busey but try and not stay gone so long.
Curley
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Matthew
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   Posted 10/28/2007 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Just so long has your not feeling around in my guts,I hope you are getting the most out of medschool. LOL.
So after years of uncertainty they are NOW thinking Crohn's?

Matthew

Sarita
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   Posted 10/29/2007 12:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I guess they figure it's been a while and this "thing" isn't really going away and generally getting worse with more weight loss, hypokalemia, etc.  Whatever, I just need it to be gone because it's definitely not very convenient (understatement; I know you all understand)!  If it keeps up at this rate I'll have to finish med school in five years instead of four! 
 
The only silver lining is that having this issue is definitely motivating me to keep up on my GI anatomy and histology.  I spent three hours in the library tonight studying the various cells found in the small intestine.  Did you know, for instance, that the parietal cells found there secrete an anti-microbial fluid called lysozyme?  The colon doesn't do that.  Very interesting. 
 
I better ace my final exam, that's all I can say!  That is, if I can make it through four hours without having an accident  :)
 
 
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