Crohn's story on Sunday NFL countdown on ESPN

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Poopington McToot
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   Posted 12/3/2007 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Anybody else catch the story on David Garrard, QG for the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday on Sunday NFL countdown?
 
I thought it was an excellent piece.  It described his symptoms, failed drug treatment, surgery that removed his ileum and subsequent treatment.  Although they didn't name the drug specifically, it sounds like he's on Remicade b/c they said he gets a 3-hour intravenous treatment every 8 weeks.  The whole piece was maybe 5-7 minutes.
 
He's having a pretty good year in the NFL and so they talked about the obstacles he's overcome to get there.
 
Plus, it puts Crohn's in the national spotlight!!
 
I understand he's a pretty good guy off the field and donates a lot of time to Camp Oasis and other CCFA charities.
 
Poopington McToot
 
 
It's easy to grin, when your ship comes in...and you've got the stock market beat.  But the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat.


MMac
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   Posted 12/3/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing

MMAC, Wife & Mother of 3 (14, 13 & 7) - Diagnosed w/CD June05 (terminal ileum)

Asacol (9 daily), Imuran (150mg), Prenisone (15mg), Cipro (1000mg)Lunesta (3mg), Phenergan (when needed) - Remicade as of 7/24


Zanne
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   Posted 12/3/2007 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't see the piece. I had forgotten that he had CD, but I watched the game. I wished I had remembered, I would have paid a bit more attention to him specifically. I love football and watch all day every Sunday no matter who is playing. I save all my cooking and baking for Sunday so I'm not just being a slacker I'm in MA and have always been a huge Pats fan, I just watched the game cause the Pats weren't playing until tonight!
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 12/3/2007 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Yay, Pats!!!! I'm w/you, Zanne! I think it was last year that Dave Garrard had his surgery. I remember reading about it at the time. I alwlays rout for him when he's playing - the Pats are the only ones that would interfere w/that. I can't let my Pats down.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


Poopington McToot
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   Posted 12/3/2007 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm a Ravens fan so hopefully the Pats bus will get lost on the way to the game tonight.

Poopington McToot
It's easy to grin, when your ship comes in...and you've got the stock market beat.  But the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat.


Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 12/3/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
GO COWBOYS!!!!!
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor


Zanne
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   Posted 12/3/2007 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Poopington the Pats bus will not get lost, it might just roll right on over the Ravens, but it won't get lost!
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Gloriousm84
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   Posted 12/4/2007 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
He is a great guy. I work at a camp for chronically ill kids in the summer and 2 of the sessions are ccfa camp oasis and he came last year to meet and talk with the kids. He was a good example for the kids and did a glorious job. It was fun to chat with him as well.
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: 20mg Prednisone, 9mg Entocort, 400mg Remicade, 50mg 6-MP, 40mg Prilosec, 1mg Folic Acid, 5/325 Percocet.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Looking at resection surgery this year.


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 12/5/2007 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   
The Ravens sure made it an EXCITING game! I almost felt sad that last pass of the game. So near, yet so far. But I couldn't feel too sad, after all my Pats managed to win again!!!
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


lamb61
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   Posted 12/5/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 12/5/2007 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Ummmm...too many Pats fans here :-) Go Bills...6and6 even with the worst injury list you could imagine and yet another "quaterback controversy"
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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