Husband Having Colon and Rectum Removed...How can I (spouse) help?

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sg2004
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/22/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband is only 25 years old and is having his colon and rectum removed in a few weeks due to severe pain related with Crohn's disease and given that we have tried EVERYTHING and nothing is working.  Does anyone have advice for how I help him through this, things that have been helpful to you, things that can make this easier on him etc.  
 
 

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   Posted 6/22/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear this. You may also want to post on the ostomy board...
32 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. 5mg prednisone. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion). Can't tolerate any iron supplements or infusions.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


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Tom1
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   Posted 6/22/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
sg - All I can offer at this point is to be as supportive as you can.  One year from now your husband will be thankful.
 
Also, you may want to take a minute or two to look at the Ostomies section.  Lots of feedback there.

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   Posted 6/22/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
jman6890 said...
Hey there, I’m starting my own Crohn's disease website for blogging and putting up the latest Crohn's disease news and my opinions on medications. If you want to check it out go to my page its http://crohnsblogging.com/ and feel free to comment on anything you want. I’m still working on it, but I have a lot more to come and it’s a great way for everyone to gain more knowledge of the disease and to put their input on the articles. I’m a 28 year old man who has been through the battle of Crohns Disease and I am  feeling the healthiest I’ve ever felt, thanks to great doctors and excellent medications.
You are spamming the board.  Please stop.
32 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. 5mg prednisone. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion). Can't tolerate any iron supplements or infusions.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!

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