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Chasblah
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   Posted 2/1/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm feel like airing out my brain right now. This is what's in it.
I can't sleep at night b/c of the pred. I'm afraid I'll b/c addicted to pain pills b/c I haven't taken them during the day for two days, but I take them at night to help me go to sleep. Hopefully it'll change when I'm off pred., but what if it doesn't.

Pred. has made my face so fat, I barely recognize myself in the mirror. And I'm embarrased to go out in public, but not b/c of my ostomy, b/c of my fat pimply face. I'm going to decrease my dose at a faster rate than the Dr. suggested.

I don't know how to spell embarrased and I'm not going to try to figure it out.

How am I supposed to get rid of my stupid mice. I bought some of those ultrasonic plug in things today. But I just came from the basement where I heard the little suckers running rampant in the ceiling. UGH! The next step is an exterminator, but if they die somewhere in the house, what if I can't find them? They'll stink forever.

My output was very dark today. Maybe it was the Bar-B-Q ? I can't think of what else it'd be....

I had a bad experience with a convatec rep. He made me feel stupid when I called for samples b/c it was right after my surgeries and everything was new and I didn't know the size of my ostomy. Plus it was on the left side which is odd for an ileo. He was impatient with me and still sent me right sided stuff. When I got off the phone with him, I cried. This happened a few weeks ago, but it still bothers me.

I'm glad the steelers won. I don't care if they've won so many. I like Ben Rothlesberger. My husband wanted Arizona to win.
I wish the KC Chiefs didn't stink so badly. Maybe next year will be better since we've got a whole NEW EVERYTHING!

The area below my stoma is stinging, but I don't know if it's leaking or just skin irritation. I hate changing it. So i'll put it off until tomorrow so I can get at least 3 days. Or is it 2 days....I changed it yesterday, so if I change it tomorrow afternoon, then it's technically only 2 days. Dang! I'm gonna push it.

Still not tired.

My CT scan is tomorrow. I hope it's normal, but I have a fear it won't be.

I was hoping this post might be funny, but I'm going back and reading it and it's kind of depressing.....Sorry. I'm usually a much happier and optomistic person.

I don't know how to spell optomistic and I'm not going to try to figure it out. in fact, I'm going to stop coreecting any grammer/spelling ereores. It'll be hard for me, as I type fast and make many mistakes, but I don't care........

I've been fantasizing about having another baby lately. NOT that i want to get pregnant anytime soon, but maybe int eh fall? But i'm so scared of how it'sll all go with an ileo. hopefullly i'll be off coumadin by then. if not, i'm not sure i'll want to be pregnant again. i hate thos loveonox shots.

Wow. I'm a really lousy tpiest.

I love this site. I'm addicted to it.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/1/2009 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL the post is kind of funny, i love where you say, i dont know how to spell embarassed and i'm not gonna try to figure it out, and its a very random post, and i am all about some randomness!
about your mice, i got a cat you can have!
The pred face will go away, after a while. I went off the pred cold turkey, of course my dr did not tell me to do that, i just got so tired of taking the stuff. It was not fun, lol.
BBQ does make it very dark, it's weird. You'll see that alot of things give you weird output, maple syrup makes it all slimy and sticky! it's really rather gross, but syrup is worth it!
Dont worry about the typing, i am way worse than you! and my texting is even worse, lol.

Chasblah
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   Posted 2/1/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Syrip? ooooh cool- I'll try it tomorrow jsut to see. I still like corn chip out put the best.
I already have 2 worthless cats! Only my little longhaired dachshund has killed any. I was so happy, I almost let him eat them.
Almost
But then I'd have to worry about worms and stuff.

I feel like a dork when after I've posted a bunch of stuff and I look to the right of the screen and see last post by Chasblah all the way down.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


pepperann27
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   Posted 2/2/2009 12:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I have mice too EWW!! We set out traps but I'd like a different way also.
If you drink blue gatorade the output will turn green, its weird
thanks, Dusti

Diagnosed with colonic inertia at 13 years old, had my colon removed.
Diagnosed with rectal inertia at 16 years old, had my rectum removed and had a jpouch made.
Diagnosed with small bowel inertia at 18 years old, and got an ileostomy wich I still have. I am 27 now.
If you want to know more, just ask me!


flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/2/2009 4:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I appreciate random thoughts, too, and think your post was funny! tongue

Most of us have been there - up all night with the prednisone insomnia and crazy thoughts - so you are in good company here. I used to be up in the middle of the night and would start cleaning my house like a mad woman, and I'm not even a clean freak!

Good luck with your CT scan today.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/2/2009 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I knew I was in trouble once when I was SCRUBBING my basement stairs at 3am!!! I didn't have this site back then:(

badbaggirl
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   Posted 2/2/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Funny, well, not funny. I just had a mouse, chipmonk or SOMETHING die in between the wall that I can't get to and it stinks like crazy and I don't know what to do about it!

Oh I HATED being on prednisone. I called it the 'predhead.' At least I got a lot done during the times I was on it.
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
when i still lived with my parents a mouse got in our heating ducts and it was in the fall and we didnt have it on for a while, it was just good weather and didnt' need it. Well when we did need it it was time for heat, and when my Dad turned it on, the mouse had died in there, and OMG that was the WORST smell ever, and it just went everywhere.
Then my ex bf had this mouse get in his insulation and stuff under the house, well it built a nest and had babies, and then there were more mice. well therewas this random cat that ran around, and so he put the cat under the house to kill the mice, but instead the cat got up in the insulation stuff and got stuck! and so now we had the mice runnign and making that noise and the cat meowing like a freak cause it wwas stuck!
(his house wasn't nasty or anything, just near a bunch of woods and the house across the road was rather um, messy and all kinds of stuff came from there!)


I dont like eating carrots caue i dont like seeing them come out. And i think that blue food coloring,like in icing or candy, smells SO bad, ick

flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I looked like a walking candy apple on pred with a skinny body and big head. The good news is... it goes away once you're off of it. :-)

My cat caught a rat once, chewed its head off, and left it on our front porch as a gift.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


Chasblah
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   Posted 2/2/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Summer, I hope you got the cat out!

I'll try the blue gatorade. I forgot to try syrup. I was too preoccupied with just eating b/c I can't eat or drink anything for 4 hrs. b4 my CT scan and I didn't eat until 9 a.m. My scan is at 1:30, so I cut it close.......
I think milk makes my out put smell like vomit. But i'm still gonna drink it!
I had sesame seeds on a sandwich the other day and I saw them in the bag. I was like, OMG tapeworms!! (I'm a vet tech, so everything looks like a parasite to me :-) ) Then I realized what it was.

We've caught 3 mice so far (well doggie Oscar caught 2 and trap caught 1) I know there is at least 1 more, maybe 2 or 3. 'Cause I can hear them in the ceiling. They are really active today, which I'm glad b/c they are nocturnal and so maybe the ultrasonic noise thingy is making them mad and they are moving out....!?

Oh another random thought. I lost about 10-15lbs between all the hospital stays. But have since (thanks to pred-and being able to eat whatever) gained it back. So am I actually heavier, since I don't have a colon anymore. B/c it had to weigh something.....

Oh no. I just answered the phone. It was my GP Dr. office. I had a blood clotting panel done when I was in the hosp. for the clot. I never got results and so my Dr. has been working on it for me. I was just told that one of the tests was positive, but she has no idea what it means. I'll have to see a hematologist to have it interpreted. kjj;jojfiajfweifjsfkaf cijpogorr !!! I already have an appt. with one, b/c the hosp. internist recommended I see one. But I didn't want to actually have to see one often! The test was pos. for hexagonal phase neutralization which is a lupus anticoagulant. But they don't have any idea what that means or even if I have lupus. WHATEVER. gotta go do research now.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


RobinByrd
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   Posted 2/2/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Holy Hell!!!...I got in on this conversation a little late. : )

Chassity...I hope your clot is nothing serious! Isn't it nice when you are delivered information by medical professionals but then told "but we don't know what it means"? What? Really?! It's like during my c-section the doctor and nurses were talking about how lucky we were my son was still alive! They used words like 'tragedy' and 'miracle' that he was born when he was...as my water ruptured (I was reminded of the movie The Coneheads when my water broke...MESSY) and my body wasn't ready so we used pitocin and his heart rate decreased with each contraction to later learn the chord was around his neck three times and the chord and placenta were under developed...anyway, yeah, I was awake during all this chit chat...had just glimpsed at my son before my husband and him went back to the room, and I was just laying there listening to this tummy talk as they stitched me up. I was so mad!!! Not mention overly emotional b/c my baby was just delivered, he wasn't with me, and I was mad b/c I couldn't see or feel anything that was going on behind the blue curtain. Not saying I really wanted to, but that's part my control issue.

I thought your first post was super funny...OHIO you made me laugh with your basement stair comment! My son is light sleeper and I never really did any late night cleaning with the roids. However, I am still on them and have the lovely fat face and hump on my neck. Not to mention my fat bootie and tubby tummy...I'm just gorgeous! My husband really is super awesome b/c I look nothing like when we got married, or at the start of our pregnancy for that matter.

I have random thoughts constantly...always have really. So, it's all good!!!

I'm super happy today b/c my client that drives me up the wall is sick...darn...and b/c my immune system is crap I really shouldn't be around him. : ) Again...darn. : ) I wasn't able to see them last Friday either b/c my UC was angry. It's not really a biggie if they're not seen b/c we're going to place the son anyway...it should have happened before now, but better late than never. My job is actually to prevent the removal of children but in this case I would not have it any other way.

I'm good with starting a thread about random discussions. I also have become addicted to this site b/c I feel we are each in such unique situations that no matter how hard our family and friends try to understand they really can't. It's one thing to watch, support and be involved with someone going through what we have and are still going through, and it's another to have actually experienced it. So, having found this site and more this ostomy forum over the UC forum, I feel just so...happy! : ) I do enjoy the UC site, but b/c my case seems more severe than most I felt that some just didn't fully understand my struggles. I was very tired of being asked if I tried diets and nutritional changes and fecal transplants (GROSS!!!) before my decision for surgery. Then to be honest my diet has only been 50% restricted b/c really it doesn't matter what I eat for the most part b/c I'm in a constant flare and EVERYTHING hurts as it goes through...just some worse than others, so those were the foods cut...like spices, pickles, fiber, fried foods, high lactose...etc.

So, that's my input. : )

Is it bad that my son likes TV? He's talking and laughing with Dora right now...but also climbing out of the recliner practice walking...so maybe he's not that addicted...but still...I think he watches too much TV. Hmm.

Oh, but he's off the bottle!!! : ) He's now gone three days without one and I have them packed and ready for storage! It was extremely bittersweet, as my baby is growing up...but we use Dr. Brown's bottles and they are a pill to clean!

: ) Robin


Dx-May 2007  Asacol-2400mg bid  Prednisone-20mg  Remicade-5 Tx
Paxil-40mg  Prilosec-bid  Multivitamin  Moderate/Severe Pancolitis
28 year old Mommy of a 1 year old and a Wife for almost 2 years!
Life has never been so sweet!  I appreciate the small things in life...the little joys that occur every second of every day.  Though we struggle and have crazy complications, nothing can over ride our love and happiness.
Surgery is scheduled for February 6th!!!  : )   Yea!!!!!!!!!!


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/2/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
dr browns are awful, thats what weused too!
it's fine that he watches tv, my 3 year old watches tv all the time! i figure, he's smart he can talk and add and stuff, so some tv wont' hurt him, and it keeps him out of trouble while i attempt to get the house clean!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/2/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
It's never too late to join in. I've seen people continue a thread that had been dormant since 2005! :-)

Chasblah
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   Posted 2/2/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, we tried to not let the TV be on too much, but since all of the surgery drama. It kind of went out the window. Plus,if she's watching, then I can be resting.
Besides, I watch TV all the time. (well, I used to) I grew up on it. I watched sesame street and Mr. Rogers every day at preschool. I don't have ADD. And I am SUPER DUPER smart tongue
We used ................
AAHHHH, my daughter just dumped her milk all over the entertaiment stand. I had to pause to clean it up. Thanks baby. Did I say I don't have ADD, maybe it's just not diagnosed. JK
Ok, we used born free bottles. So expensive, but no BPA and that means piece of mind for me.

Summer, you didn't say about the cat. Did you get it out? I have to know!

They didn;t give me my ct results. Gotta wait on those too. Hurry up and wait.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


RobinByrd
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   Posted 2/2/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I always planned on minimal TV for my children, but it seriously became a godsend when I had to run to the bathroom while my son needed comforting. Walking and rocking always upsets my UC so Noggin was frequently on in the middle of the night...we have recently been turned on to Sprout...but on a Noggin note I am so happy Nickalodeon added Olivia!!! Such a sweet show!!!

My son loves attacking my laptop...I honestly didn't think he'd realize I had it open while I snuck out of the room one day and when I came back he was as happy as a clam banging on the keys...my work document looked extremely interesting!

I got all my little things for the hospital today. I still need to gather some big bulky clothes...I think my mother-in-law is going to scout the sale racks at Wal-Mart for pjs. I'm finding this entire experience very overwhelming. However, since I've been in so much pain lately this surgery is becoming more and more welcomed. : )

Chassity, my son was born 01/04/08...just a little after Elliott. : ) Aren't toddlers fun?! He fought sleep through his afternoon nap time, so after struggling with him to calm down I just stuck him in his bed...with the TV on. *cringe* He's going from whine to pout to laugh to laugh/pout. I kind of wish he just relaxes a bit and is up for another hour or so before passing out for the night. : ) Wouldn't it be AWESOME if we got to choose their sleep patterns?!

Anyway, I'm interested to learn what your CT scan says. I think mine took a couple days before any results were given.

Also, where is your favorite place to eat BarBQ? I haven't really found a fave place in the city, but I do have a couple here in Marshall and Sedalia. : )
Dx-May 2007  Asacol-2400mg bid  Prednisone-20mg  Remicade-5 Tx
Paxil-40mg  Prilosec-bid  Multivitamin  Moderate/Severe Pancolitis
28 year old Mommy of a 1 year old and a Wife for almost 2 years!
Life has never been so sweet!  I appreciate the small things in life...the little joys that occur every second of every day.  Though we struggle and have crazy complications, nothing can over ride our love and happiness.
Surgery is scheduled for February 6th!!!  : )   Yea!!!!!!!!!!


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/2/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
the best BBQ is sticky fingers! OMG it is soooo good!

We did get the cat out, it was so funny. My bf at that time was a pretty big guy about 6'3 and probably 240, but not fat. Anyway, he ended up having to crawl up under the house, oh and he had the biggest freaking feet, like a 14 or 15, anyway, he had this really small crawl space, so the first time all he did was put part of his body under there so i came home (didn't know he was doing this) his car was there, but ic ouldnt find him, but i heard him cussing and carrying on, so i go outside and all i see are those HUGE feet hanging out from under the house, like the wizard of oz, lol. well he had been under there beating around on the ducts and stuff trying to get the cat out, didn't work.
So then we tried baiting it out with food, that didnt' work either.
Finally we ended up having to call someone to come and take the stuff apart to get the stupid cat out!

Teebs
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   Posted 2/2/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Man, I just love reading this.  No one in  my family gets me.  They try, but it's just too strange.  The pred is known as the "make mama crazy" drug in this house.  I wish it gave me exta energy.  It just turned me into a raging ***** and I do mean the BIG B. The moon face seemed to take forever to go away. Be careful going off that stuff too fast.  It can really mess with your heart and blood sugar (found that out the hard way).

Anywho, Summerstorm you have such great stories. As for mice in the wall, I found traps set with bacon really worked.  Cooked bacon.  Tie it to the trap with some string.  We have caught many a mouse with this.  We live next to farm fields and a big dairy farm. Love the smell when it comes over the farm to the house. MMMM manure.

I'll be thinking good thoughts for you.  In terms of clothes, depending upon where your illeostomy is, I found overall bibs to be the best thing in the world.  Can't tell what your body looks like underneath and you can be any size and they still fit. tongue    If you're well endowed, make sure the top of them is at least two hand widths. Otherwise your boobs hang out one side, not so attractive. Another clothing item I can't believe I love are the cheep stretchy pants from Wal-Mart. Not constricting and oh so easy to get up and down.

My other random though is, does anyone still have a bum that hurts? I have one spot that is still hurting.  It's really iritating.


UC diagnosed in 2002
total collectomy in 8/2008
j-pouch 11/2008
awaiting reconnection


RobinByrd
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   Posted 2/2/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep...I'm a total ass when I'm high on the roids.  : )  I despise the physical changes it gave me.  I'm huge...my face is huge...my bootie is huge...did I mention I have a huge face?  No jaw line.  Just cheek and chin.  But the roids are definitely hard to live with...I started Paxil b/c my emotions were just everywhere!
 
After my surgery I am looking forward to no more Asacol, no more prednisone (shortly thereafter) and no more PAIN!!!
 
: )  Robin
Dx-May 2007  Asacol-2400mg bid  Prednisone-20mg  Remicade-5 Tx
Paxil-40mg  Prilosec-bid  Multivitamin  Moderate/Severe Pancolitis
28 year old Mommy of a 1 year old and a Wife for almost 2 years!
Life has never been so sweet!  I appreciate the small things in life...the little joys that occur every second of every day.  Though we struggle and have crazy complications, nothing can over ride our love and happiness.
Surgery is scheduled for February 6th!!!  : )   Yea!!!!!!!!!!


Chasblah
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I've bought so many pair of lounge pants since my surgeries. But my most comfy pair I got on clearance from American Eagle. And you can still get some....I love them. So soft and stretchy. But right after surgery, I only wore night gowns to bed b/c I didn't want anything on my abdomen.

Bacon on the traps. I'll try that. B/c they are too smart for the peanut butter. I know there is one under my sink in the kitchen right now b/c all my pets are sitting in front of it staring. I told Oscar (my dachshund) that if he caught another one, I'd give him some ice cream, but I'll up the reward to a cheesburger (that's a huge deal for me b/c I NEVER give them table scraps) (of course he doesn't speak English, so I'm just humoring myself.... smilewinkgrin )

Yeah pred.-I call it 'roid rage. I'm soooooooo mean. And I don't take crap from anyone. I was on it during my pregnancy too. I was just so much FUN to be around. with pregnancy hormones and 'roid rage. I think that's why I gained so much weight. Or at least it's easier to blame pred. than to blame myself. Oh well, lots of women gain 50 lbs.....right.......that's what i tell myself. The OB (not my OB, but her partner) actually said to me "You've gained enough weight so you can stop now" I just laughed b/c I was only in my 2nd trimester. and knew i'd gain more.

Teebs-why does yur butt still hurt? that can't be good.

Bar B Q- There is not any good place up north in KC with really good barbeque. So we went to Smokehouse. The new one at Zona Rosa. It was pretty good though, since I havent eaten that kind of food in forever. My husband was in heaven b/c he doesn't get to eat that stuff often either b/c of me. He really likes Oklahoma Joe's or Jackstack.

Yes toddlers are fun. YES i wish I could choose her sleep patterns and have her sleep past 7 a.m. I'm sill not used to that.

I just put on a 2 piece for the first time. Just to try it. Had to change b/c leaked AGAIN! I got samples from hollister, but I'm worried b/c they have vents and y'all said once the vents get wet they fail. I have some appliance ?'s, but I'll go start another thread.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
no they dont fail when the vents get wet, the vents just dont work as good anymore. the new design isn't nearly as bad about that as the old design

My brother in law takes thread and wraps it around the mouse trap and through the cheese or peanut butter or whatever and then the mice get caught in the thread too and can't get out.
Hey actually, right now, just give them the peanut butter and they will die of salmonella!
Thanks teebs! i seem to have an amusing life, althouh i dont' necessarily think it that way. However i will share a Bub story with you. YOu may like them
I have an Aunt (my father's mother's sister) well call her Bub she is 82 years old and weighs like 100 pounds. She buys skirts then sews them up the middle to make pants. When she mows she wears an umbrella hat! she has a rotating schedule where one day she mows, the next day she cleans her house wiht a broom (the outside) the next day she uses said broom to beat the birds and bird nests out of her bushes!
well she is a little crazy, one day, my Dad was gonna go down in my grandmas well, she has a shallow well, and fix the pump at the bottom. Well Bub found out about this and thought my Dad would get down in there and not be able to get out. So all 100 lbs of her comes from her house, across the road, dragging a rope with her! When she gets there, she ties the rope around her waist, and then around my Dad! now my Dad at this time was a bit over weight, probably 200lbs, he tried to get her to not do that, but then decided just to give up arguing.
So here she is, all 100 lbs of her, rope tied around her waist, bracing herself against this little cement wall my grandma has that is about waist high, to keep my 200 lb dad from dying by falling down into this well! Now really, crazy woman!
She also reads the newspaper everyday and then calls people and reads them the stories she thinks are important. Well one Sunday morning she knew my aunt cutine (her sister) was going to drive my sister to church. well bub read in the paper that a lot of people were tryign to get motorcycle licesnes. So she calls cutine, in a tizzy to tell her to be really careful that she should let rachel (my sister) drive cause all these people were gonna be out takign their test! At 10am, on SUMDAY morning, all right in front of the church! well my aunt cutine says, wow that's scary, those motorcycles go so fast. (bub has a son named tony who owns a bike) and Bub screams "you never liked Tony!" and slammed down the phone and didnt' talk to cutine for like 3 days!
my family is crazy...

Crohned
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 86
   Posted 2/2/2009 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Prednisone.....such a horrible, horrible cheap drug that works. I didn't look in mirrors for the longest time, fearing the moonpie face. Where did my jaw bones go? Now, after the surgery and off the meds, I look back at pictures and just can't believe the difference. I have my face back, my identity.

If you haven't already, you have to try the gatorades! Talk about psychedelic toilet water. Also, the crystal light pomegranate flavoring....I thought I was bleeding out!
Dx: Crohn's/Colitis
Ileostomy May 16, 2007
I'm off the meds and only see my GI for social visits!


Chasblah
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 788
   Posted 2/3/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Caught another mouse last night!! In a trap with the fake plastic cheese. What? They won't eat the Peanut butter, but they will go for fake stuff. STUPID Maybe they did hear of the salmonella outbreak...
BUT I can still hear at least one in the basement ceiling. Hopefully only one. Isn't it lonely little guy, don't you want to reunite with your friends. The body count is up to 4 now. MAN they move in and reproduce fast. B/c I really don't think I had them b4 surgery. Maybe I did and they were still unpacking so they didn't go grocery shopping until we were gone.

I just got a phone call from nurse about my CT scan. All looked good! The clot is gone now!! FINALLY some good news.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


praying4healing
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 2/4/2009 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
chas, i know this is a semi old post and i havent read all of the responses, but i want u to know that i know how it felt to have the prednisone make u feel ugly and unrecognizable and a little crazy to be honest. i hope u have since found relief, but if not PLEASE DO NOT lessen ur dose quicker than the doc reccommends. i tried that and ended up in the hospital for three weeks with thrush in my mouth and throat and it was horrific. try to hold out! hope all is better by now-p4h
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
 Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting
 Healingwell.com has been my Godsend...Thank you


Chasblah
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 788
   Posted 2/4/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm not decreasing it too fast. He just wanted me to decrease it by 10's every 2 weeks. Then by 5's every 2 weeks once I got to 20. But I decided to decrease by 5's every week after 20. I'm currently on 15mg. It's still SLOW!

When I had u/c, I was so sensitive to it, that if I decreased it by 1mg, I'd feel it and had to go very very slowly. BUT since the surgeries, I don't even notice when I decrease by 10! It's awesome and I want off of it.


Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


peggy113
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 2/4/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Be safe decreasing the steroids.  If you begin feeling nauseous or like you are getting the flu, you could be coming off of them too quickly.  Please keep your doctor informed.  Go slow so your body has a chance to resume producing it's own steroid-type replacement.  It's been supplemented with prednisone you've been taking for a while and has to re-learn to make it's own.  (That's how my surgeon used to explain it to me when I complained about wanting off of them.  When my CD was active, I too had the same problem of coming off of it once I got to a point.  I ended up shaving the pills to decrease it ever-so-slightly.)

Good luck to you.


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 

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