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   Posted 5/7/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
A week ago I had a SBFT and today I got a letter in the mail for a follow up appt with the doctor on May 20th.  That's two weeks of waiting and worrying. 
Hopefully it is nothing of a serious nature but having long standing crohn's I do worry. 
Plz say a little prayer for my peace and patience during this time and of course for everything to work out okay.

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   Posted 5/7/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   

If you are worried about it, why not call the doctors office and ask if they could let you know the results. I hate the take the test then wait for the results thing too. Praying for a peaceful spirit for you.

Gail *Nanners*
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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 5/7/2009 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Peace and patience coming your way. If it was bad news they would probably schedule you in right away.

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   Posted 5/7/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, at one time there was a nurse giving me info about my results before my appt but the doctor wasn't too pleased with her.
Now she works in another dept so can't help.

The words comfort me that if there was something seriously wrong that they would have given me an appt sooner, well hopefully they would.


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   Posted 5/7/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dorri,

Unfortunately they usually aren't allowed giving the results over the phone. It is the same with my doctors and I usually get impatient and anxious too, but most of them even make you come in if everything is normal to give results, so try not to be too worried! Good luck.

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   Posted 5/7/2009 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys, you have no idea how much I appreciate your support.

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   Posted 5/7/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree. There's no way they would make you wait 2 weeks if anything was unusual. Relax and have happy dreams. Tony
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 8 months ago. Now on Remicade, B-12 injections and iron. Feeling much better!
God Bless. Tony

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   Posted 5/7/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I would ask them to send you a copy of the report or letter that your DR got. Then you can look things up for yourself and call with questions.

35/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008

Current medications: Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily

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   Posted 5/8/2009 2:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope everything goes well for you, I hate the wait :S

Just one question what is SBFT?

Best of luck
24 year old female
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ ~

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   Posted 5/8/2009 4:10 AM (GMT -7)   
SBFT = Small Bowel Follow Thru.

You drink a barium solution and they take x-rays every 30 minutes or so to see how long it takes for the barium to make it's way through your small bowel.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32 (misdiagnosed with IBS in 2002)
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Omeprazole, Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: swelling ankles, extreme fatigue, mouth ulcers, joint pain
Previous/occasional Rx's: Prednisone, Flagyl, Levaquin, Xifaxan, Carafate
4/7/09: Gall bladder removal laproscopic surgery (gall stones)

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   Posted 5/8/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
HM is totally right, all you have to do is call where you had the radiology done and ask for a copy of the report. The things is in my experience, radiology reports are not exactly easy to understand, but you can grab it, google it and take it in with you. at my hospital, the reports are usually ready within 24 hours.

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   Posted 5/9/2009 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I always ask while there doing the x-ray how it looks.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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   Posted 5/9/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Lol, so do I but they never tell me, so I go home and worry twice as much.

I hate it when they are all friendly and somewhere in the middle there is a change of expression on their faces. This time the xray tech went out of the room, came back and asked if I had surgery, no one bothered telling them that 3 ft of bowel was resectioned and missing in action .

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 209
   Posted 5/9/2009 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey dorri, same thing happened to me on the small bowel follow through...
She went and got a Dr. when she came to my resection... And my missing appendix.LOL
diagnosed 1981
remission until 2006
Entocort, 6mp,Hydrochlorothiazide
Remission since surgery
and 8-week Remacade.
d since 1981(enjoy the look
on Dr's faces)

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