Lots of Hugs, flutterbies! I can imagine how freaky this new diagnosis of Crohn's is to you. My 19 yr old g'son was a healthy, happy, extremely "busy with life" teen last Dec, just before Xmas. Over night, he became very ill with what was 1st diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis & later as Crohn's.
His stomach was sore for years, every time he ate anything, long before he was diagnosed. Just like you. His Fam. doc kept passing it off as "growing pains", "kid stuff"..... can you imagine! As if it was all in his head! I am ashamed to say that we, his family, were almost convinced of that! At Xmas he had a piece of Christmas cake & that did him in.... the rest is history.... Crohn's disease.
He was totally shocked that he, of all people, could get what he thought was an "old folks disease"! He'd never been sick a day in his life (other than the constant stomach aches, that is) ..... He thought he was invincible! We, his family, were also shocked! My grandson has still not totally accepted his disease even yet!
It's a crapy disease, in more ways than one, if you know what I mean! My heart goes out to you flutterbies! But, you hang in there, dear. I am told there are more good times than bad.
You say you are recently diagnosed with CD... have you been put on any medications to help keep it under control? I hope you have a loving, supportive family, dear.
I know you will get a lot of support here at his forum. I personally don't know what I would have done without the help of these "experienced" people. They are full of words of wisdom, far greater than anything you can read in books about your disease. Ask as many questions as you want... fire away... they will comfort you & support you, dear. Hope you are feeling better soon, flutterbies.
Hugs from Nana.
19 yr old Grandson - Dx UC 12/08; DX CD 4/09
Dec 19/08 - Hospitalized (1st time)
Apr 9/09 - Hospitalized (2nd time) CD flare
Current Meds in Hospital: Humira injections started Apr 24/09; Oxycodone 15mg
Is still in hospital
Previous Meds: Prednisone 40 mg.
Asacol 800 & Morphine (allergy to both).
Hospital Suppliments: boost, low fiber diet.