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   Posted 9/20/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
31 year old woman in Australia suffered from a horrible case of crohn's, fought for the right to die with dignity (euthenasia), was unsucessful and here's what happened to her. :(

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Post Edited By Moderator (CrohnieToo) : 9/21/2008 12:08:55 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/20/2008 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, but ... she was able to finally get her hands on enough pills (I forget the name of the drug) but opted not to take them, supposedly due to her fear of the side effect, or possible side effect, of nausea.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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   Posted 9/20/2008 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
This is really a heartbreaking Crohn's story.
Crohn's (diagnosed in 2006 and currently in remission), severe migraines, Seborrheic Derm., Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (1994), chronic pain, ulcers/GERD and possibly Lupus. Medications: Nexium, Pentasa, Percocet and Vicodin as needed, Flintstone Vitamins (my favorite part!), calcium and magnesium supplements, vitamin D once weekly. I follow a low fiber, low residue diet.

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   Posted 9/21/2008 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Honestly when I was watching my sister in law dying from cancer which was riddled throughout her body it was the most inhumane thing I ever saw in this day and age, when everyone knew she was dying and had 0 chance to recover to still let her suffer for months like that was sickening...far as I'm concerned that should be illegal because it's a clear cut case of torture and nothing eles....body constantly vibrating from pain, eyes rolled to the back of her head, moaning and groaning day in and day out...honestly sickening how the system works.


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

Post Edited (pb4) : 9/21/2008 5:06:59 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/21/2008 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree Pb4 - we expect better for our pets than we do our humans.
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 9/21/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
My father died of prostate cancer in 97 because he chose NOT to have surgery/treatment. He had undergone an unrelated extensive treatment in the past and said he did not want to go through that again. I respected his wishes and made him as comfortable as possible (even though that was not the reality of the situation). Other family members questioned me and some were even hateful towards me for allowing this to happen. I respected my father's wishes and it only took him saying that his final days in his own home were some of the most peaceful he had ever experienced in his lifetime. I hope someone will honor my wishes when my time comes too. He died on the most beautiful Christmas Eve night I have ever seen. He died in his sleep. All states & countries should offer the right to die to those who have no other alternative. It is the ONLY humane thing to do. However, this should be the patient's choice...not the family. (IMHO).
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.

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   Posted 9/21/2008 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
That was a said story i even had a tear in my eye after i read it. I don't cry very often you know its a man thing. Broomhilda i feel like you do i hope people will honor my wishes on my final days as well.
Crohns for 13 years
1 surgery so far
2 times in hospital for blockages
B12 Injections

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   Posted 9/22/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   

As a child I watched a family friend I was very close to die from a brain tumor. He was like an Uncle to me. I was only about 14 when he died but I used to sit with him a few nights a week and he was in incredible pain and I could do nothing but hold his hand. If I was an adult I would have wanted to do more.

We do treat our pets better they die peacefully when we can help them. I am confused as to why each individual cannot decide this? I would personally sign something now to let me go....




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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