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It's in the bag
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   Posted 9/13/2007 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Had a colonoscopy in August and was thought to have UC...was totally refractory to all the meds I was given and ended up in the hospital for 15 days. Luckily no surgery just loads and loads of IV/PICC-line meds got me under control . Found out during the hospital stay that I actually have Crohn's. woo And , again , I just thought I'd peek in and say hello to everyone else with this garbage . scool

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   Posted 9/13/2007 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi firemedic Welcome to HW it is a good place to get info and support.The people are kind and caring. I am glad you are getting things under control and that you found out that you have CD at least now you will get the proper care . I am very happy to have a place where I do not feel alone in handling this disease. lol gail

It's in the bag
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   Posted 9/13/2007 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the welcome :). Yeah so far with my meds I've been feeling pretty good actually. We'll see how long that lasts.

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   Posted 9/13/2007 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry for the reason you are here BUT sure am glad you found us

You can check out old threads and Resources as well as ask your questions or lend an ear to others

We all are part of a family here that give unconditional support and empathy

PLZ stay with us and be part of the " family"

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   Posted 9/13/2007 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome! I've had my dx. changed before so I sort of know the feeling. I'm glad that you're feeling better with your meds, and hope it lasts. -Joy
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.

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   Posted 9/13/2007 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to Healingwell. Sorry you have to be here though. Look forward to hearing more from you.

God Bless,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 9/13/2007 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Koneshiwa! Welcome to HealingWell! But sorry you found out you needed to be here in such a lousy way. Hope your feeling better now, this is a great place for support!


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   Posted 9/13/2007 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome aboard, I am fairly new here also. I can only give moral support and experiences that I am learning from my daughter who's 13th bday present was Crohns. I don't suffer the physical effects but I am not immune to the mental portion. It seems that half the battle with this is getting someone to tell you what is wrong, it just takes to long for Dr.'s to even look @ it being Crohns, I don't understand that.

Best to ya


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   Posted 9/13/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
welcome to newbie land sorry for the reason you are here tho. This is such a great forum for people like us. I have learned a lot and you will too. =0)

Take Care
Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Meds Asacol 3x day

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