I don't have cancer HURRAY!

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   Posted 9/17/2008 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
 After my last colonoscopy and endoscopy , my GI came into the ER room and took me by the hand... said I found some polyps in your stomach... you come see me in my office and we'll have a good long time( all the while stroking my hand)... I know that stomach polyps are found in only 1% of the population ... and often to lead to cancer... well, I was ready to re-do my will and get my affairs in order.
I saw him today... everything is ok... I don't have cancer... whew!! I've been laying awake at night wondering how my girls would manage etc...
My CD is well managed but the meds gave me terrible headaches... so he's changed my meds to salofalk... is anyone familiar with this one. I hope it doesn't lead to headaches too.
I also have to have an infusion of iron ... my Pantaloc has been increased to 60mgs a day because of the ulcers in my esophagus...
I don't have cancer! isn't that great news!
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.

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   Posted 9/17/2008 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't even imagine how much of a relief that is...I'm so glad to hear you're all right!! I hope the rest of your symptoms go away soon.
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.

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   Posted 9/17/2008 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news, marie!!
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   Posted 9/18/2008 2:33 AM (GMT -7)   
yep, great news.


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   Posted 9/18/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Woo Hoo!!!! Doing the happy dance for you.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 9/18/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Praise the Lord! What a load off your mind.
150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
2 resections
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   Posted 9/18/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mary so glad you got a good DX. Wow you must be dancing all over the house. Smiling and smiling some more.Whoot!!lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail

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   Posted 9/18/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so happy for you!! I've had that worry of cancer in the past myself, so I know what a relief that is. Especially when you have children! When they tell you that your fine, it's like a whole new lease on life!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure). Tapered off prednisone a month ago!

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   Posted 9/18/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 9/18/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news Mary!

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   Posted 9/18/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
What a relief, so happy for you!!!!

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   Posted 9/18/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Good to hear that Mary (((hugs)))

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis

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   Posted 9/19/2008 2:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marie-Claire,
First of all congratulations on the wonderful news, it's such a relief, I have two daughters myself, and I often have depressing thoughts of how they would cope on their own etc...
Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that I've been on Salofalk for two years and GI told me I have to take them forever.  Unfortunately I too suffer from serious migraines, I got my eyes checked, no problem with my eyes, I got my blood pressure checked, no problem with that, so that leaves me with the fact that my migraines are a result of my medication (Salofalk + Entocort).  Usual pain-killers don't do anything for the migraines, and often I'm in so much pain, that I give in and take Mesulid (NSAID pills), although I know my guts will pay for it.  For me, my migraines are a lot more debilitating than my Crohn's symptoms.  When a migraine hits me, I literally cannot hold my eyes open, I just need a dark room with complete silence.  Now, you imagine how easy that is, when you have two small children and a maltese dog that barks all the time...
Salofalk, is not a wonder drug for me, but it helps with my symptoms, I thought it didn't so I decided to stop them for a while, but guess what...  seems that they were doing some good after all!
Take care,

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   Posted 9/19/2008 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   


Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam 


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   Posted 9/19/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone for your good wishes... It sure feels better knowing I'm ok...

Athensgirl.... boy I understand those darn migraines... I have had them all my life... when my girls were little, I used to have to call my sister and mom ,one would take to the hospital for an injection and the other would watch the girls... I;d come home... throw up from the Demerol and then try to get my girls to settle so I could sleep... whenever I think back I often wonder how in the world I did it. I would go to bed at night saying to myself: How am I ever going to get through this night... and get up in the morning, my head still pounding and say: how am I ever going to get through this day.
It is so hard. My prayers are with you.
As far as the salofalk... I am starting it today. I have a feeling that the headaches will not go away... but I can't go without some kind of med for my CD because I have tried and all hell breaks loose. So I will try these new pills and see what happens. He also increased my pantoloc to 60mgs a day as I also get huge ulcers in my esophagus... so we'll see how all this goes... I'm to see him again in 7 months to have another peak at my stomach polyps... I really don't understand why he just didn't remove them... he said something about there being too much scaring and that they would likely come back?
Anyway for now... I am just rejoicing in the 'no cancer' news ... I have to go for an iron infusion which is being booked right now... so I should be peppy and well... ( peppy... not poopy, hopefully).
Much love... prayers always
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.

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