I'm always self-diagnosing!
sometimes it gets me in trouble. (like when I had u/c and fiddled with my asacol and caused a flare-but then again, that was YEARS ago...I'm much more experienced now. LOL).
When you've been through as much as we have, you have to learn to be your own advocate and let's face it, you have to baby sit the Dr.'s and nurses too. (like ohcountrybear in another post) So we HAVE to know our stuff.
Who DIDN'T do as much research as possible when you were first dx or decided to have surgery. Plus, we read everyone else's experiences and learn from them too.
When I was pregnant, due to my profession, I was exposed to a disease called leptospirosis. It can cause spontaneous miscarriage. I called my OB's office and had to 'school' them about
it. I told them what I needed and why. Then when I went to see the OB (not my reg. one) he was asking ME all the ?'s about
Geez. What line of work are you in Dr.......!
My mom recently has been having major tummy issues and blood in her stool, and asked me what she should do. I told her to do to the Dr. and have a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. She told the Dr. that and the Dr. said "Don't they all think that...." Then after the exam, the Dr. ordered the tests! told u so doc.
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; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."
Post Edited (Chasblah) : 6/18/2009 9:05:46 PM (GMT-6)