...gotta have FAITH ?

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   Posted 8/28/2010 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
so seeing my GI in Edmonton on Thursday made me realize things could be worse and also things could be a whole lot better.

My appt. went fairly well - He took me off of the Imuran (Azathioprine) - he said he thinks it may be causing me to be anemic (very low hemagloben). I have been on the Imuran as long as I have been on the Remicade - for about a year. He said there is nothing for the frequent borborygmi that I am experiencing - but said in due time that should subside if and when I begin to feel BETTER.

Gotta get some blood work done and 2 iron infusions, & go back to see him in 3 mths.

I'm Still having accidents, still averaging between 10-15 movements a day. Taking codine regularly, and still on Remicade mthly.

Suffering from depression ... break down of marriage, going thru divorce. Sad and Alone. cry

Tomorrow is Sunday - and maybe I will go to church. I am not a religious person. But I keep telling myself .... "faith ... gotta have faith" that things WILL get better.
It seems lately all that matters to me now is finding love again & being loved for who i am.
And I feel the need to pray for that .... and of course my health too.

Hope you all are doing well! idea Like they say: "Life isn't always a party but we are here so we might as well dance together." yeah

peace & good health to all.
33 yr. old female CANADIAN
dx. with UC October 1998
had temp j-pouch: '98-'99
disease free & back to norm: '99-'07
dx. with CD March 2009
Currently taking: Remicade mthly

In my next life: I want to be a big beautiful oak tree or something like that... so I can live off of just sunshine and water.

Post Edited (Sofee) : 8/28/2010 8:16:23 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/28/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
{{{{HUGS}}}} so sorry to hear about the divorce.

Surrounding yourself with things you love, people who treat you well, will help. Church may be the place to find some of that!
48 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Currently taking Pentasa (6g/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, vit. D (20K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), mesalamine enema as needed.

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   Posted 8/28/2010 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about all that, especially the marriage breakdown and divorce... :-/

Depression is horrible. But I'm not surprised you're depressed... I hope you catch a lucky break soon.

*hugs* :-/

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   Posted 8/29/2010 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
So sorry for all that you have gone thru. MY personal opinion is maybe give going to church a chance. I know after my divorce it really helped me to at least love myself a little more. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
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 8/29/2010 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Sofee - I'm so sorry for all that you're going through right now. You already have a great attitude to see that even for as bad as things are, they could be worse. Most people in your shoes could easily be in the throws of dispair. I, too, have found that it helps to have a bit (or A LOT) of faith. In fact, the worse things get, the more I cling to my faith. I will keep you in my prayers. Keep your chin up girl!

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   Posted 8/29/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease/Thyroid Disorders: All comments have the caveat contact your local health care provider.
I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586
All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.
The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?
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   Posted 8/29/2010 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Ancient humans with different genetic diseases should have died out because they would have been at a disadvantage for survival, and they should have been unable to pass the disease genes to the next generation. Evolutionarily, there must be other traits that allowed these ancient humans to pass the 'good' genes on along with the 'bad'. Those 'good' genes are strength, perseverance, being in tune to ones body, and determination, and YOU HAVE THEM! I'm at an extremely low point in my life/health right now too. Things will get better, but the frustrating part is not knowing WHEN life will improve. They WILL improve though.
26 years old. Diagnosed with Crohn's disease March 2008. Battled a C. diff infection from Summer 2009-Spring 2010. Have been dealing with a severe flare for the past several weeks.
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