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   Posted 3/30/2010 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I am just logging into the crohns forum, i did post a couple of comments last week and got some useful comments. Just thought i would introduce myself properly because that is what the moderator asks us to do, better late than never.
Originally dagnosed with UC 28yrs ago, had total colectomy and j pouch 15yrs ago. Continued having trouble of varying degrees for the last 15yrs and have now been diagnosed with CD. I will be seeking the support of the forum members on a regular basis because this is basically the first time i have had the opportunity to discuss 'my bowels' in the last 28yrs with people who understand. i hope i might be of some support to you all out there.

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   Posted 3/30/2010 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome aboard. I'm sure you will find a lot of help and understanding here. Nice to meet you.
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.

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   Posted 3/30/2010 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks elizabeth, i wish i had known about this web site a long time ago. The long road wouldn't have seemed so lonely. I am currently awaiting a scope on the 13th of April to give me a definitive diagnosis of CD. As i said i was diagnosed with UC all those years ago and then had surgery 15 yrs ago. Things were never right but nobody would really take me on, so i just carried on and presumed that what i had was the best i could expect. My symptoms of urgency etc was much improved but now i have a different set of symptoms. I am hoping that they can change my medications to something more specific for CD. At present i am on 125mg of Azathoprin but it doesnt really have much effect. Anyway, thank you for your welcome, hope to speak again soon.

artist guy
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   Posted 3/30/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
hey chatter you've come to th e right forum for discussing bowel movements, everybody on this forum has had some sort of issue when it comes to either passing gas or making way to much noise in the bathroom, or as i call it, giving to much infomation to anybody else in a public bathroom with me, anyway welcome I've had cd for 40 years, and have experienced everything that can be the most humiliating function of the human body.

artist guy

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   Posted 3/31/2010 12:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to healing well Chatter! there are lots of experienced and compasionate folks here willing to help and I agree it's very nice to be able to discuss things not normally condusive to "proper" conversation.
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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   Posted 3/31/2010 12:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes welcome to the forums and don't feel bad if you come just to rant, we'll take everything you got.

:-) :-)


P.S. @ artist guy, no offense but you just made my morning with your comment, was feeling a little depressed and i don't know why but your comment made me spontaneously burst into laughter.

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   Posted 3/31/2010 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Yup, this is definitely the best place to be!! I doubt you could find a friendlier or more helpful forum - everyone here has always been so supportive and helped a lot over the years! So hi and welcome!

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   Posted 3/31/2010 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Chatter just wanted to add my welcome to the best Crohns forum out there. I look forward to hearing more from you. Hugs~
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
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 3/31/2010 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to you all for a really warm welcome. Do you know, you all sound so cheerful despite all the obvious problems.
Just laughing at the comment from artist guy, about making too much noise in the bathroom, my husband laughed also and added 'don't forget the noise in the bedroom too'. big problem with the wind!!! Oh that feels good to talk about it, your right its not the normal polite topic of conversation, which can be difficult when it can take up so much of your life. I really could have done with this forum many years ago when i was really struggling, treatments have changed so much i am just catching onto the Vit D and calcium options.
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