Update from Dr.s Appointment!

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   Posted 2/26/2009 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so in love with my doctor! He is so freaking attentive and on top of things! And get this he told me that I dont ever have to wait for an appointment and that I can call him anytime if my symptoms are worsening...
So I go in and describe my symptoms and explain my stool size and the pain and the frequency of BM's and he immediately says "lets do a sigmoidoscopy...I know you have a colonoscopy scheduled for the 18th but I think we need to take a look today!" I was so grateful for this. He took me in the room and scoped me and took biopsies. This was the first time I was awake when they did this. I didnt want to watch but eventually opened my eyes and was amazed at what I saw...Just amazed. I had a few polyps, and there was deffinitley inflamation present. He didnt see a stricture but did mention that its pretty tight in there because of the inflamation. and he saw a few ulcers but they were not bleeding which was good.
With the pain I have been experiencing I thought I was going to see a tumor or blockage or something cancerous but no sign of any of that stuff...what a relief mentally!
I asked about a resection and remicade, and he said he doesnt see either of those as a option for me as the crohns is only moderate and is not severe. He was very confident that he can have me under control with Entecort and flagyl in a few weeks...He then wants to transition me back onto 6mp for maintnance.
You know I am just grateful that he has a vision and a plan of action.

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   Posted 2/26/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Lucky you. For me the mental part of being sick and wondering is the worst. It always feels good to have a few words of encouragement from your doctor.

I have great doctors as well (I had to shop around after having a bad gp). Now I feel I have the best gp and gi doctors. And that is saying a lot because doctors scare the hell out of me.

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   Posted 2/26/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Doc so glad the doc got you in and you are getting some help. I have been thinking lately that I may have to give up and try going back on the 6mp too. I just haven't been feeling up to snuff lately either (not as bad as you) and think I may need to add something new too. Keep us posted on how you are feeling.

Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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   Posted 2/26/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Nanners!
Yeah its great but then again Flagyl doesnt work over night and my Bm this morning was just as painful as ever! and just had another one which knocked the wind out of me...I am at work and wanting to just go home and get in bed until class tonight...It is so draining you know?
I mean litteraly it feels like Im giving birth to a child!

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   Posted 2/26/2009 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Doc!

I'm so glad you have a doctor who really cares! What a difference that makes!! Flagyl may make your stool soft, which may help ease the pain of going. It will take some time for the inflammation to subside but you should slowly improve. So take heart about that!! 6MP takes a while to take effect too. The annoying thing -- actually one of the many annoying things about CD is that it requires so much patience!! I'm impatient waiting for patience!
Diagnosed with rectal Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

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   Posted 2/26/2009 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Good things are not as bad as you were thinking and your Dr. sounds good. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail

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