Hi everybody! I don't know if any of you remember me, but I used to post to the Crohn's forum all the time. My real name is Tim, and I live in Indiana. I have been dx'd with CD for 7 years now, with 1 resection. I am currently having chronic abdominal pain and nausea. They are getting tired of seeing me in the ER, but my new GI doc can't see me until July (supposedly). The reason why I got a new GI is because my old GI did a colonoscopy without sedation (he could have done an EJ or something for an IV...I have bad veins) and he promised me that if I told him to stop any time during the procedure he would. Well, needless to say I told him "stop" and he didn't. So, I fired him. I'm actually thinking about suing him.
Today is a very depressing day for me because I found out my ex-wife, who I love and miss dearly, is not engaged. I talked to a friend about it, and she said something that will stick with me. After all I've been through, I am still here. Through CD, 3 marriages, foster care, drugs, rehab, mental illness, and homelessness I am still here. God has brought me through all of this.
My advice to anyone who wants it is to realize that you are still here. I know how bad this disease can get, but God is more powerful than this DD.