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   Posted 3/26/2010 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
   Sorry, I broke my promise to keep better in touch. I have to make up for that, I suppose...
 Anyway, I see signs of my illness returning. A few weeks ago, I had a persistant Strep infection that would not die despite being hit with multiple anti-biotics, in fighting this, I learned that I am now Anemic. Taking iron now, but obviously something is bleeding AGAIN. And to prove it, I just found an Erythosoma Nodosum nodule on my thigh. Well, that explains the Faux Malaria I've been having ( fevers coming up regularly in the PM.)
    So Mr. Crohn's is active somewhere, but hiding. *Beep*!!! Son of a ....
   Oh, & now I'm unemployed & uninsured. Just for good measure. I love supervisory management that do not DO their jobs, but fire people for THEIR mistakes. There ought to be a Fraking Law!!!mad    Ok, rant over.
   How is everyone else?
   Still staying free of the Kidney Stones!turn turn

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   Posted 3/26/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, although I'm a fairly newer member.. I got a job that promised health-benefits (I'm working for a healthcare company) and once I was brought on board; they dropped their coverage.. Now the company has no benefits policy; so I'm basically screwed there, but have a job.. Granted I was unemployed for seven months until February.
28 Y/O Male DXed Crohns in 2000.
Fistulotomy/Fistulectomy 2001
Been on many meds including Remicade.
Asacol and Pentasa on a when-needed basis as of recent
Current regimen: Diet and Exercise.

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   Posted 3/26/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Well hey there Matthew, I'm sorry you are having symptoms again, but you have been missed!

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 3/26/2010 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Aw Matthew, you must have heard someone asking about you recently. Can't remember who it was though. Don't you just love this DD? Just when you think it's all good it rears it's fugly head. Take care.

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   Posted 3/26/2010 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Matthew, someone was looking for you recently, so I bumped the post up for you. Sorry your disease is acting up though. I too am kinda worried myself as have not been feeling so hot lately, but in my case it might just be stress. Hopefully, somehow you can get in to see the doc and maybe, just maybe he will have samples??? Hope you stick around. Hugs!
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*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 3/26/2010 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I've been sorta of in denial the last month, since I obviously have a lot of the usual job hunting stress & crap to worry about. Funny isn't it, the only thing worse than a job you actually don't really like is looking for another job!
I had a real battle with the strep too. it may have contributed to the little weasel moving against me when he did. But get this, I got fired for violating policy. But the policy DOESN'T EVEN *EXIST*! How is that for lame? I'm trying to appeal it. And Unemployment is also trying to take Wal-Marts side. Probably to scared to stand up to them. Oh well, I like a challenge.
I was really wondering why I felt so run-down, they even tested me to see if my Mono had reactivated its ugly head. At least I'm free of that disturbing idea. Still the ol' immune system is not up to par lately.
I really worry that it is my perpetual singlehood rearing its ugly head. ironically, Mother natured screwed men over, by planting a time bomb in our hormones. The Dark Side of Testosterone..
Its almost a comfort knowing its my old DD rearing its head, but in a new way. Great, 6 years without a Major Flare, but its attacking in a new way..
As always, your support means A LOT to me, even if I have been ungrateful lately.

Thanks many, many times.


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   Posted 3/26/2010 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow... Another old member that has popped up out of nowhere... Welcome back! :D... I'm sorry to hear that you're not doing well... and I hope you don't feel too guilty about not checking in...

I understand how you feel... I've always appreciated the support that this place provides... but I feel ungrateful after a period of not popping in to see how everybody is doing... :(...

Seems like everyone has welcomed us back with open arms, though... so... Maybe we're just being too hard on ourselves... //^_^\\
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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   Posted 3/27/2010 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I am trying to see which of us old timers are still around.
I don't see Sniper's name & that is worrying me...


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   Posted 3/28/2010 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Back!
I think that when we start to feel good, we tend to start living life to it's fullest setting aside the little things but not forgetting them.
I'm sorry to hear that your not feeling well, I hope everything works out for you.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  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 3/28/2010 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Aw, rats, Matthew. I was hoping you were showing up to tell us you won a Million in the Lotto, your Crohn's was in full remission and the kidney stones had melted to pure liquid.
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.

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   Posted 3/28/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Matt, glad to hear from you, so sorry to hear about the job. No wonder you're having a flare. Hope you beat the crap out of Walmart.

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   Posted 3/28/2010 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Matthew, I was asking about you the other day, and here you are...
Sorry you're not feeling so good, and losing your job along with everything else, sucks.

Don't worry about Sniper, he's around, and still keeping us smiling. Thank heavens.

Celey, it's good to see you back too.

Hoping things improve for you pretty quickly Matt. Take care.

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...

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   Posted 3/29/2010 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all,
Nah, the symptoms were sneaking up on me before I lost the job. Well, the Anemia was. Just really run down. Actually, being away from there has helped, but I'm starting to get bored. And job hunting DOES suck, especially when I have to stop & explain I lost my last job.
Not a Flare, just some active inflamation somewhere.
I don't like the infection I had either, but maybe it was Strep A, which is a growing problem.

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