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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 8/25/2008 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I have UC and David Garrard (quarterback of Jaguars) is an inspiration to me. I was wondering what his symptoms might be like on a daily basis. He had about a foot of his intestines removed as i recall and is now on remicade and in (remission). For me UC has been a constant struggle and I have almost always had some symtpoms even when im rarely in remission. Is this how it is with crohns? Or once you have surgery do you feel 100% for a while. And he just recently signed a huge contract so im guessing they are not expecting him to get sick again?

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 8/25/2008 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Clinically having CD is worse than UC, although symptoms are pretty much identical, the fact that CD can affect the entire GI tract makes it clinically worse compared to UC which is limited to the colon/ lame as it is that UC can be "cured" by having the colon/rectom removed, this would not necessarily give live back to a crohnie since it can and in most cases affects the small intestines and further up throughout the GI tract (mouth to anus)...because of the fact that CD can affect the entire GI tract and more than one area at a time, this can make it that much harder for CDers to reach remission or stay in remission for a long period of time...but like UC it varies from person to person, IBD in general can vary from mild to moderate regardless which IBD it is that one suffers with.

Often when a crohnie has surgery it's only a matter of time before the disease returns near the same area where surgery was performed.

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

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 8/26/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
You also can't say that they don't expect him to get sick again, because you never know when your next flare up will be, so they must just really appreciate and trust his talent.

Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis-symptoms for 10 yrs prior.
Asacol: 2400 mg/day
6mp: 100mg/day
Prednisone: 10 mg/day
Entocort: 9mg/day

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