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New Member

Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 4/29/2010 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone;

My name is Rita and this site was recommended from another forum that I frequent. I have Crohns and was diagnosed in 1988. I have had 4 resections, 1 bladder repair, 3 abcess surgeries, 1 temp ostomy and reversal..and while through the years I have "met" people with Crohns..there isn't anyone in my real life that has this disease. It will be nice to get current information from people who don't have an agenda and for those who have "been there done that" and just get it!

I am married (20 yrs been together for 23) and we have 2 kids, DD is 7 and I worry about her..she does have bowel concerns, and DS is almost 15, is high functioning autistic and we don't talk about his bowel anymore lol

Anyway, I look forward to getting to know you all!

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 4/29/2010 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rita,
Welcome! I am new to the forum also. Recently dx with CD. You certainly have your hands full with your family, but I bet your kids are your pride and joy! I havent been on any other forum but this one and everyone seems to be extremely thoughtful, kind and full of advise. Its a bit lonely in real life when your the only one that seems to have this disease (I know) but at least here on the forum everyone has it! (and lets face it - they are in real life, you just cant see them)...Welcome again.

37y/o female from Australia
Dx: crohns april 2010
Meds: Currently : prednisone, calcium, vit d, nexium, probiotics, fish oil

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 681
   Posted 4/29/2010 10:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Rita to healing well, yes it's real nice to interact with others who just want to help for free.
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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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 4/30/2010 3:50 AM (GMT -7)   
i am so glad you have joined us here
this is a great place for support n input/ info
plz know we really do care
..Co Moderator for Crohns...Anxiety/Panic......Alzheimers

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Regular Member

Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 159
   Posted 4/30/2010 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome Rita, you will meet some great people here!

Mary Lynn

New Member

Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 4/30/2010 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rita,
I also just joined this forum a few days ago and so far I have received excellent responses from the people on here.  I have had Crohn's for about 5 years now and I am still struggling to find remission........while I am lucky to have very supportive people in my life, it is nice to have this forum where everyone can relate.
Crohn's DX in 2006 but sick for well over a year before that. Currently just started on Humira, Pred - 40mg (hoping to taper off of this soon), Phenergan 25gm prn, Percocet, Pentasa 500mg, Protonix 40mg and Lomotil, prn. 
I live my life to the fullest, enjoy every day and am excited for the day when we will be able to say good-bye to CD and UC.  I am becoming active in my local CCFA chapter and have found them to be a wonderful resource!

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 4/30/2010 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rita,
Just wanted to add my welcome to you too.  You will find alot of kind and supportive folks here just trying to live with this darn disease too.  Look forward to hearing more from you.
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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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 6927
   Posted 4/30/2010 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to healingwell!
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