im 22 and have had crohns for about 13 years now it took the doctors about a year to work out what was wrong with me in the first place so many test who knew they all excisted lol.
aventually they work out i had crohns by a collonoscopy (if thats how u spell it) which they stuffed up when i awoke i was in a great deal of pain which they repleid its normal i couldnt walk i kept having to crawl my way to the bathroom at the other end of the ward aventually the decided (im sure it was after my fathers choice words to them) that maybe something wrong and after a scan the realised that my bowel had been perferated during the colonoscopy which of course resoulted in another opperation to fix it. my over night stay was then turned into a one month stay in hospital.
i was put on steroids after this which now i can thank for my osteoperoses and possibly the arthritis as well. i was good for about 2 years then fell sick again and some how managed to catch golden staf which was another month in hospital.
then once again i was good for abit then id get sick then id be on steroids again and become better this went on until i was about 18 when i started to have problems with abcesess and fistulars i had that many opperations for that i lost count i broke my wrist badly that year to which i had to get an opperation on to which really didnt help things much but after 5 months the arm was fixed and doing pretty well.
Then that finally stopped and then 2 years ago i became really sick again i was down to only 35kg if the wind blew i could have flown away lol. i ended up having 30cm of my large intestines removed i was out of hospital in just 6 days and filling great but learny quickly that laughing sneezing or coughing were going to hurt for a while.
then last year around april i had a bad break up with someone and became really stressed out which flared up my crohns once again (pfft men lol) after a almost a year of telling them i was sick again i finally went into hospital by this time i was real bad i was only 34kg and in constent pain the doctors had the "great" idea of just giving me steroids and pain killers and sent me home after 3 days which i lasted 3 days out of then went back in where they kept doing that for another 3 weeks. i knew from the begening i was in for another opperation how ever it took them a little longer to work this out.
i was told that the illiostomy may have to be put in if things were real bad but they all said "theres a risk u wont wake up from the anesthetic" so i thought ok it a possability but its looking good so far then next thing i know i have someone introducing herslf as a stormal therepist which i had never heard of and that she wanted to mark on my stomach where my stoma will be. this horrified me i was in complete shock they talked about it as yeah its possible but i doubt it next thing i know its ment to be a sure thing i was not prepared at all for it any way the opperation went well iwas out in 6 days again but feeling pretty lousy about the whole situation i went home complately un propared for what was a head of me i had never seen anything about illiostomys b4 and had no idea what i was doing but luckerly a friend i met when i was in there use to have one and completely saved me and helped me work things out she was a life saver.
my opperation was in april this year and i seem to be doing alright i do have my bad days though its leaked twice today which is annoying but ill get through it hopefully i ll get a good night sleep tonight i do get paranoid about it leaking sometimes after a day like today and have alot of troble sleeping. i just recovered after having all 4 wisdom teeth removed as well just 2 weeks ago and im feeling ready to party again lol
i do like hearing about others peoples storys as well its nice to know sometimes that your not the only one.
ok i think ive written enough lol night mwah