Hi guys :p
Well firstly, the film was really, really good. Very enjoyable. Won't talk about
the story 'cos there are people who haven't seen it yet and it's a bit off-topic for a Crohn's board/NCOT whinge-fest, I s'pose.
Secondly, I'm seeing my GI next week and I have got to talk to him about
pain relief. I'm getting by with necking ibuprofen (I know, I know, I know) and codeine - not at the same time, obvs. Yesterday I ate very little and didn't take any pain relief. Had an interesting night as a result. Woke up at 3am with itchy, hot skin, which took about
an hour to settle down - I think it was a minor codeine withdrawal symptom. (Long story short, I had a similar thing with oxycodone a few years ago, but much much worse.) Eventually got back to sleep, then woke up at about
5am with lower right quadrant pain/pressure. Laid on the bathroom floor and massaged my stomach for about
an half an hour. Still had problems for a while after that, but eventually fell back to sleep without needing to take a painkiller.
I think I'd rather risk stomach/duodenal ulcers than opiate addiction. Incidentally, my parents are supplying me with the codeine - I'd be even more dependent on ibuprofen otherwise. But I do have a bit of tramadol left from my last surgery, so I'll use that up now.
@cdinhyd - Pretty miserable, isn't it? I see from your sig that you have a stricture. Hope you can get that sorted this year, either via meds or surgery.
@thatgirlmarie - I saw it in 3D. It's good 3D, if that makes any difference.
@Dikid - Don't think I'd be a candidate for TPN until I lost about
another 50lb :-/ I'm not overweight but nor am I underweight (BMI is 22 now). I'm not one of those ones with IBD who have serious trouble gaining weight - almost the exact opposite, really. It took me years to become underweight the first time with Crohn's, it'll take years again, probably - I am currently losing weight, but slowly. (I did have some drastic weight loss after my last surgery but that levelled out ages ago.) The thing is, I can eat. Painkillers make it easier, but even if I didn't have those, I suspect natural hunger would drive me to eat a large meal after a while. I don't need a lot of calories to maintain and, with a mostly normal appetite still, eating/drinking 1200 calories a day is pretty easy.
@Skyflyerjen - Yeah, I can tolerate everything except pain. Oddly I didn't really have a pain as a symptom for the first 10 years I had Crohn's - well, I never had a stricture before then I suppose.
Dx Crohn's in summer of 2000. (Yay )
Tried and failed: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, various diets.
Had surgery Feb '13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy. First thing to put me into remission in 13 years.
Had second surgery 10th July '15 to reverse the stoma and connect the ileum to the rectum. Officially flaring again. The fun never begins.