<SUBTLE HINT>It's my birthday tomorrow, if any of you want to wish me a happy birthday.</SUBTLE HINT>
Anyway... hi folks :p
Dorri - I'd see a GI but I wouldn't go back to the same one. He sounds freaking useless and not even particularly nice. A fever on an immunesuppressant is cause for concern; even my GP knew that. Plus 70lb is a dangerously low weight; not to scare you, but that's the sort of weight you can die at. You should have been referred to a dietitian and probably put on TPN. As for the Humira, I suspect it's one of those hoops you'll probably have to go through. There aren't that many options for Crohn's and doctors tend to want try each and every med they can. That said, not all GIs are equal; I'd try to find one who isn't defeated by your case and blames you.
Gumby - It doesn't help, I know, but I sooooooo feel your pain :-/ My blood tests are sound and my MRI scan was clear. But I still have issues with my guts and still have to watch what I eat. Everyone on the Ostomy board raves about
how healthier they felt after surgery, but I don't really feel all that great. Admittedly some of it is probably my own doing - too many late nights, not enough exercise - but I don't think there is any intervention which would make me feel on top of the world and give me loads of energy. It's disappointing, to put it mildly.
JaSanne - Somebody would actually miss my posts if I left? I didn't think such a person on the internet existed. Thanks! :p
cindy - Yeah, know what you mean about
wanting to feel like a normal person. In my case, I have other things which make me not exactly "normal", too... :-/
Jen - Basically couldn't agree with you more.
Dx Crohn's in summer of 2000. (Yay )
Tried and failed: 5-ASAs, Azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, Methotrexate, Humira.
Diet didn't make any difference either.
Had surgery 2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy. Currently on no meds and in remission. Also prone to depression and anxiety. Ask me anything >_>