its CROHNS, not chrons ....

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   Posted 1/11/2008 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
i don't understand how people can't spell this word right, considering they have the disease. It's not THAT hard to spell... we can't really take your advice seriously when you don't even know how to spell it! ahhh sorry something that pisses me off

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   Posted 1/11/2008 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Well...although I'm kinda anal about my own spelling I am totally aware that not everyone can necessarily help themselves so I don't take the time to comment on peoples spelling errors because I know that not everyone is a great speller no matter how hard they try and I know that some people have other things to worry about besides their spelling.

One thing I know for sure, just because someone has issues with spelling, doesn't mean their advice isn't worth reading and taking to heart.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 1/11/2008 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
hey lauren21, i can agree with you , but we must remember that not everyone has the same educational levels and abilities. i make tons of spelling errors even with spell check! yes it is frustrating to think that people cannot spell the name of their disease correctly. i am sure it makes it harder to look up info. now that it is out in the open, maybe we can let it go. respectfully, randy

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   Posted 1/11/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Honestly, when Crohn's was first mentioned to me by my doctor I had no idea how to spell it, never had even heard of it, and I tried to google it under an incorrect spelling.  Sometimes if I am in a hurry, I will even type it incorrectly. 

While correct spelling is nice, I have known people who have not been able to spell very well at all, but their life experiences and points-of-view have been invaluable!


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   Posted 1/12/2008 2:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I have to admit as a RN I still have to pause and think. My prob is I joke about the name of the disease. It sure is a CHRONIC one isn't it! Then I screw up my spelling. I also cannot spell schedule well and dauchunds even though I have 2 of them.
I also call it my "Groans Disease", since I groan and grimace alot. Makes life more bearable. Don't go too hard on folks. I had plenty of doctors ask me how to spell it too!
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   Posted 1/12/2008 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I guess as a person matures in life they learn the important things that really matter. lol gail

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   Posted 1/12/2008 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a gastroenterologist ask me how to spell Entocort. Best not to sweat the small stuff.
Take care. Lois

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   Posted 1/12/2008 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Yikes! Sorry it pisses you off, but if you want technical it is actually Crohn's, apostrophe s. yeah

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   Posted 1/12/2008 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope you don't all notice how often I, the english prof, butcher language! :)
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus and vicodin as needed.

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   Posted 1/12/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
My son has dyslexia and is a terrible speller.  And has struggled very hard in his life just to read. Try to remember that some people are not being lazy about spelling , that sometimes it is a neurological disorder that they are suffering with.  Having Crohns Disease is something that you and I will stuffer with the rest of our lifves. Many people will stuggle with dyslexia their entire lives as well.  It also is something that they will not "outgrow".  So please try to be more understanding. Spell check is our best friend!!!!!
42 yr old female diagnosed in January of 07, asfter being sick for a while.  pentasa 500mg 4 times a day. probiotics,
prednisone (evil) 50 mg a day. Imuran 20 mg a day.

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   Posted 1/12/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
If your gonna be picky.......Crohn's actually...... =o)


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   Posted 1/12/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Well excuse me!lol i thought there were more important things in life regardless whether you have crohns or not ill try not to dwell on it to much it will just stress me out!lol
I have higher english even now i have problems lol your appostrophes,grammar,exclamation marks lol. yeah

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   Posted 1/12/2008 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Diagnosed Bipolar - August 2004
     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 

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   Posted 1/12/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Heck, I've typed Crohn's so often I often find myself typing crohnic when I know it is chronic. The ole fingers just get to flying .... typos don't count in my opinion, only if it is misspelled in handwriting. And even then I'm not going to criticize someone for it.
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   Posted 1/12/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Lauren21 said...
i don't understand how people can't spell this word right, considering they have the disease. It's not THAT hard to spell... we can't really take your advice seriously when you don't even know how to spell it! ahhh sorry something that pisses me off

Take a chill pill
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   Posted 1/12/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
 You know its hard enough in life when we have to feel guilty for not being able to do alot of things with our family, friends because of this disease, but to come to a site that you look to find comfort in and find that you have to watch a simple thing like spelling its kind of sad, yes I understand you are talking about the word crohns itself, I've worked for doctors that weren't sure how to spell it....its bad enough how we feel without others making us feel worse..... sad

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   Posted 1/12/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL! I probably really make you mad! Check out my user name (which I'm sure is one of the reasons you posted this thread)....I did it on purpose! Just being different....

It certainly doesn't take much to get you upset....One thing you need to learn in life is not to sweat the small stuff.

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 1/12/2008 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
For years I struggled with that word. Would type/write it and it never looked right. Then my 14 year old daughter said "Mom, it's just like John." So now I hardly ever misspelled it. Out of the mouths of babes.
Vicky / 48 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 (27) 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

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   Posted 1/12/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I am an excellent speller but a horrible typist. I am sure I have offended you as well!
36 year old female. Dx'd and undx'd a few times. Was just redx'd again 04/2007.
History of rectal abscesses and fistulas (28 surgeries including abscess I & D, exploratory surgeries, 2 C-ton drains and 1 fistula plug) Count does not include self bursting abscesses.
1st Remicade infusion 6/5/07.  Lots of joint pain, and a new fistula since the 2nd infusion 6/19.
Praying I'll get better soon so we can have a baby.
Ginger :)

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   Posted 1/12/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello All,

This is Kitt, and I am sorry I was away on vacation and just saw this.  The CD forum is about support and not spelling. No one has to apologize or explain their spelling snafus.

I am here for all so if you need anything, please shoot me an email.

Gentle Hugs all


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   Posted 1/12/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
i agree with everyone else, and no one knows the emotional states of the people reading or typing these posts. While there are encouraging responders, stating that spelling doesnt matter, I think that it may make people feel wary about posting in the future due to feeling like they might b judged for being mis informed or imperfect. I think mayb it should be deleted, there is really no point to it. JMHO

let he who is without spelling errors cast the first stone!
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?!

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   Posted 1/12/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
lol - roflmbo - ha ha ha - oh what fun - lol- hee hee hee
 May God Bless and keep you in his care.

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   Posted 1/12/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
"let he who is without spelling errors cast the first stone!"...

well, it couldn't be me. I have spelling AND a grammar problem.....

being Ingrid from Norway
- had only 6 years English at school-
but I am excellent in writing Norwegian ;-)
Diagnosed CD June 2007. Have only used prednisone. Did make a difference while max dosed. Got my problems back when tapering.
Using Low Dose Naltrexone from sept. 2007. LDN is super! I am now in remission ;-)

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   Posted 1/12/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I have always had trouble spelling diarrhea, mostly because I hate the word. BC (before Crohn's, that is) I couldn't even say it out loud. I still call it D most of the time. Anyway, I think it's a form of denial.
Take care. Lois

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   Posted 1/12/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
eyes  Geesh, if I got pissed off over such small ridiculous things I'd always be in a serious flare!
Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.

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