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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 3/23/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to my GI today for a followup. As I mention in my signature I was symptom free for a very long time until last July. Since then I have been battling bouts of depression over having to deal with frequent flares of crohn's again. Being a guy, the weight loss is my biggest trigger for depression. I hate being skinny more than anything. Everytime I look in the mirror and see my skinny legs and arms glaring back at me I get sad. Anyway, my GI is such a good hearted person. He's has promised me they will get me back to feeling and looking normal again soon. And that brings me to this site.... I just read the "What is your indulgence" post it really made me feel good to know that I'm not alone in my struggle. I get chided by family when I go off course and eat or do something occasionally that causes my crohn's to act up and it was wonderful to see that others do it too. I would love to meet some of you someday. I feel so much better just knowing I'm not alone.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 8 months ago. Now on Remicade and iron. Feeling much better!
God Bless. Tony

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 3/23/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
It's easy for others to scold because they haven't been deprived of the simple things in life they enjoy so much. We're all guilty of indulging every now and then :) I just hope you enjoy yourself and get better soon.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

Miss J
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/23/2009 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Awww, I wish I could give ya a big hug!

Whenever I get chided for my twice-per-year indulgence in buffalo chicken wings, or get in a sassy mood and WILL have a glass of beer or wine thank-you-very-much, I simply put a twinkle in my eye and remind my non-Crohnie's that "Life is too short!" To date, I've never had anyone challenge me when making that declaration while I'm enjoying a food on my no-no list. ;-)

You are NOT alone. There are many of us around the globe, our head on the pillow at night, quietly wondering if the next day, week, or month will bring about the next big flareup. We're all survivors, and in a twisted/painful way, one big family! :-)

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 3/24/2009 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
You are definately not alone.
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 86
   Posted 3/26/2009 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
mull keep ur spirits up i know its not easy try to keep positive and try and be around people
that are good for u i think u need a gig hug look mind urself and if people like ourselves
have to post a comment we will take care
im a 40 yr old woman who has CD since 1993..
current medication is pentassa and purinethol.

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 1284
   Posted 3/26/2009 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I know what you mean, Yellowfin... I'm so glad I've found this site... :)
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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