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   Posted 10/25/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everybody! I've had Crohns since 1995. I am 39 now, diagnosed at 25 and have had my share of surgeries and setbacks! Colon removed in 1998 after being on medication since diag. First diagnosed, went from 200lbs to 138 in 8 months!When diag,I was stunned at the discovery of Crohns. I did not know what this was until then. I spent 6 yrs in the army and have now made a career at HVAC technician despite having a permanant illeostomy. Since then, I have had 5 surgeries (to date). My doctor jokes about installing a zipper in my abdomen!! I have a loving and supportive wife and am the father of 2 little boys and have recently found a new hobby in deer hunting. Currently on Imuran, Humira injections, Tramadol for pain, Trazadone for depression and some osteoporosis med I can't remember the name of. Currently in remission but worry with every visit to the doc that they'll tell me I need ANOTHER surgery. Glad to find a supportive site. 

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   Posted 10/25/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi hvaccrohnie,
Welcome to healingwell!
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   Posted 10/25/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome....this is one of the best site's I've found.
You get viewpoints of treatment from different parts of the world, and has kept me current on treatment meds...
Hope to see you post again...
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   Posted 10/25/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
hey hvacchronie, have you ever tried dieting/SCD during your disease course? I am 25 now and have Crohn's, just wanted to see if you had any advice. Thanks!
Crohn's Colitis diagnosed 6/08
SCD since 4/09
Remicade since 6/09
Boswellia + Acidophilus

Carnival Huckster
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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/25/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
You've had quite a rough little journey! I became a "chronie" in 1997, diagnosed the day of my 21st birthday, but have so far managed to avoid the dreaded surgeon's knife. It sounds like despite all of your hardships that you've manged to land "buttered side up" as the expression goes. It is always encouraging to hear that!
34 Year Old Male
Crohn's Disease for 12 Years
Current Medications: 9mg entocort (budesonide)
100% SCD for past 90 days (on and off for 10 years)
4,000 mg MSM for 30 days
Vitamins E, D, C
No surgeries

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   Posted 10/26/2009 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to add my welcome to Healingwell also. Look forward to hearing more from you.

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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 10/26/2009 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
welcome to the site, too!! I am also a Crohnie with an ostomy...there is an ostomy forum here with some great help...come visit:)

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   Posted 10/26/2009 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
jpnutritionfirst said...
hey hvacchronie, have you ever tried dieting/SCD during your disease course? I am 25 now and have Crohn's, just wanted to see if you had any advice. Thanks!

I'm sorry , but I don't know what SCD is, but my best advice for you is  stay confident and believe in your self.  Stay in contact with your docters and stay close to your suport system. 

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