Tom and family,
I have been reading some of your posts, but have been too busy to chime in or don't feel I have anything to add. I am glad that the surgery is delayed or put off for now. When I was first dx, it seemed like it took so long to get my guts to a healthy, less painful state. I thought I would be in pain forever, sick forever. One day after another I began feeling a little better and with the healing of special areas I regained so much of my normal life, mood, energy , etc.
Since she is roughly the same age as my Marie, I really feel for you and think of your Holly often. I pray that her abcess and fistula heal and of course that the Imuran works well with her body.
With Lent upon us, this is a great time to offer up any negative thoughts, worries, or fears up to God and let Jesus carry them for you for these next 40 days. I am sure you do, but praise God every day for the health Holly does have and the strength your family certainly must have. Thank God she can still go to school and function somewhat normally. It is jsut a matter of time until the Imuran starts to do it's thing and she can forget she even has Crohn's. So great that you are comfortable using this site to gain support, information, and insight.
We will all be anxious to hear how this all progresses.
Jennifer and Marie
(Marie goes in on Thursday for blood tests and see how the 6MP is working for her. I try to just praise praise praise , but sometimes if she even gets a painful gas bubble I get this split second of panic, fearing a step back. She is 90# now and feeling well enough to run a few miles here and there. We will see what the doc has to say. ONly 2 more weeks on prednisone !!)
DX in 2000, (Mild to Moderate) take Pentasa, Omega- 3's, Caltrate, Lexapro, Multivitamin AVOID WHEAT AND DAIRY.
Daughter age 15 dx with Crohn's on 12/22/08 (Moderate to Severe): Prednisone, Nexium, Pentasa, 6mp, Caltrate, Omega 3's, yogurt , teen vitamin