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   Posted 4/21/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
So the colonoscopy went well. I was pretty groggy in recovery and I guess that I told the doc if I drank to much coffee I would poop out coffee lol. But as it turns out I need surgery. I have too much scar tissue build up in my ileum* sure thats spelled wrong*  But just hearing the word surgery is very scary! Im only 19 I guess I thought it would be many more years before surgery was an option.....

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   Posted 4/21/2010 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry to hear you need surgery but in the long run it will be beneficial i'm sure. Surgery is scary for anyone, and I hope it goes well for you.
Michelle 40 years old
Diagnosed with CD 2004 (undiagnosed correctly +- 3 years, wrongly diagnosed with IBS)
Bowel resection 2005
medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
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   Posted 4/21/2010 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry to hear that Sissy, but as others will attest, it can help you to feel better. That your young will help with the healing, and remember to take your time getting better. You won't have the most physically active summer this year, but if your gentle with yourself, you will next year :)
CD 24 years. Multiple surgeries in past 10 yrs. 4 year Illeostomy. Mesh rejection. Too close to death, twice. Large inscisional hernia. Perpetually underweight. Short bowel syndrom. Have used a variety of complementary medical therapies. Highly recommend Bowen Therapy as the best body work. Take me vites. Started Low Dose Naltrexone March 27, 2010. Got married for the only time 2008. Survive because of the love of good friends, and because I can. Happy to be alive. IBD needs more awareness and more voices willing to speak up. BE well.

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   Posted 4/21/2010 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I guess on the bright side I will have an excuse for not looking so hot in a bikini lol. Like the rest of my life, blame it on the crohns!

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   Posted 4/21/2010 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, look at the bright spot - you spelled ileum right!!! *weak smile* Yup, I'm sorry too that surgery is being suggested so soon in your life. It never hurts to get a second opinion if you are uncomfortable about this. Hopefully you will be a good candidate for strictureplasty rather that full resection and hopefully they can do your surgery laparoscopically (spelling?? *red-faced smile*).  At least that would allow for a bikini still. *wicked grin*

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   Posted 4/22/2010 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
sissy, best of luck to you and I am sending some prayers your way. It breaks my heart to see people so young affected by this. I was just diganosed at 38 and that is hard enough. Stay positive and hang in there!
Dx with crohns February 25, 2010. But suspect I had it since 2002 with very mild symptoms.
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