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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/25/2007 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys,

I'm a new member, so say Hello! ;) I'm 23 years young and live in germany. And I think you know why I'm here but first let me tell a little:
1.5 years ago I had a perforation of stomach, then a MRSA infection. This led to the fact that my stomach and most parts of my small bellow had to be removed. Now I'm sitting here with my parenteral nutrition and with 1.5m small bellow followed by the the rest of my colon. And as if this is not enough, I always get these gastroenteritises so my doc worries that I could have crohn...

The reason why I'm posting here is to get in contact with some people who are in a different situation, at best at my age. It's hard to handle something if you can't talk to someone who can understand you.

Best regards,
Burki :-)

Hope my English is not too bad... yeah

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 2198
   Posted 8/25/2007 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Your English is fine. Welcome to the boards. This is a great, supportive place.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Possibly misdiagnosed
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 4219
   Posted 8/25/2007 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Burki! Welcome and Im sorry you are having a rough time but glad you found healing well. I am amazed when people come here for support that speak English as a second language. I studied Spanish for a long time but am still in no way fluent. Anyway, we only learn by trying. Thought you might want to know that "bellow" is spelled bowel but don't worry, we all knew what you were talking about. I used to encourage people to correct my spanish otherwise I would never progress. You should find a lot of support here.
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
I started getting a ton of junkmail after putting my myspace profile link on here.  Im taking it off but if you want to contact me just email me and Ill give you a link to my myspace.  Sorry!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 1265
   Posted 8/25/2007 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Burki sorry you are not feeling well but we are here for you to talk.

Sugar Marie
Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

Words of wisdom: Never trust a fart

:) Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants :)

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 2082
   Posted 8/25/2007 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum. You've been through an enormously complicated change with that much of your GI tract removed. I'm so sorry to hear this. One person you may want to hear from here is Randynoguts as he's had many surgeries and has valuable information concerning such.

Your English is perfect. My daughter took German in high school and my brother-in-law lived in Germany when I was a child, so I have an appreciation for your language, though I only know a few phrases.
48 yr. old. Ileocolitis.  CD since early teens, misdx'd until age 36.  Hemicolectomy-left side in 2001.  Disease returned in 2003. Arthritis, episcleritis, chronic pain due to surgeries (nerve damage, adhesions) and disease.  Recently dx'd scoliosis.  History of endometriosis.

New Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 8/26/2007 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for being so nice! :)

I will be in hospital from tomorrow on. Don't know for how long, I hope at most 5 days. But we will see. Got fever and it seems like my catheter is infected...

See you soon, will update you! :)

Olive J
Regular Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 83
   Posted 8/26/2007 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Please keep us updated. (((((((HUG)))))))

Hope evertything works out.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 210
   Posted 8/26/2007 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Burki and welcome to this nice Forum!

People are very supportive and help you a lot when you need some advices. All of us have different experience and some have had Crohns for many years and some for few, but everyone has their knowledge so I feel we learn a lot in here. As for me more English words, too ;-)

Greetings from Ingrid,
who, by the way come from Norway :-)
Hope you feel fine during your hospital visit!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 607
   Posted 8/26/2007 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello and now that we've met you please keep us up to date with how you are feeling. This is the best place for comfort, information and support. Good luck and I hope you are out of the hospital and feeling well soon.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 8/27/2007 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Burki welcome to HW glad you are here with us hope your home soon and let us know how things are going we are here for you .lol gail

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 1642
   Posted 8/27/2007 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome! Glad you found us. I hope you are healing fast and get to go home soon!



Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & ENTOCORT

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Cyclobenzaprine (generic of Flexeril)

Also taking Multivitamins, B Vitamis, Biotin, and Extra Folic Acid. (might add more when I do more research)

New Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 8/28/2007 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys. :)

Will get rid of the catheter tomorrow. Just an easy surgery: cut and pull. ;)


New Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 8/28/2007 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   

english your use of is good . - Yoda

sounds like you have bben thru a lot of trouble and now you are in the right place on the web to find help from others. i love this site!

Mormor Vicky
Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 684
   Posted 8/29/2007 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome aboard Burki, How did it go?
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

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