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   Posted 9/29/2007 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
This doesn't necessarily have to be CD related, just curious about what, if anything, you would change if you knew then what you know now.
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 9/29/2007 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
A positive attitude about anything goes a long way. :-)

I wish I would have learned that one sooner.
CD dx @ 13 (1987)
Prednisone 15mg every other day
Imuran 150mg day
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   Posted 9/29/2007 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I would of had more fun days and gave up nuts, seeds, popcorn long ago.Would have gotten better med. care. Would of enjoyed the gorilla book more thanks to gail

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   Posted 9/29/2007 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I would have asked for pain meds instead of dropping out of college and quitting jobs! And I would done more overall y'know taken more chances...

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   Posted 9/29/2007 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
id have stopped drinking mtn dew a lot sooner than i did.
19, Male, diagnosed over Christmas Break of my Junior year in High School. BEST CHRISTMAS EVAR LOL

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   Posted 9/29/2007 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I would have goten rid of my white underwear and gone with just dark colors a lot sooner.

dx IBS 1999   UC 2000   CD 2001
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
currently on Low Dose Netroxene (started Jan. 19, 2007)...against Dr's wishes, he was pushing for Remicade.  Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose two shots every other week.
Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
51 yrs old

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   Posted 9/29/2007 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow...where do I start!

Ummm, I wish I had learned who I really am and to love myself first at an earlier age and not to have unrealistic expectections of others based upon what I thought they should be/say or do. Both of these circumstances would have saved me sooooooooo much pain.

In relation to the take better care of myself sooner and to have been better educated about medical procedures/drug therapies and natural alternatives that could have lessened the effects of this disease.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.

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   Posted 9/29/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
i would have worried a lot less. i still obsess over little things but nothing was every right becasue i worried over anything from what time to be somewhere to whether i was going to do something right.
AND i would have went out more, been more crazy, more social and just had a lot more fun instead of being scared to do things all the time. i'd have lived it up!!!
Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
Probable MS

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   Posted 9/30/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I would have bought into the NASDAQ in early 1990s, sold before 2000 and put the money into gold.
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections

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   Posted 9/30/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
...I would have demanded better care from the OLD doc I had ...........and made him LISTEN........

I did live it up for many many yrs and am now glad I have calmed down and ACCEPTED the DD and Pyoderma ....

I would have found HW alot sooner than I did has made a BIG difference in my life ,way of thinking and the ppl I have met and UNDERSTAND what I am going thru as they have or are as well

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   Posted 9/30/2007 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
mine is crohn's related, i wished i had realized that something was wrong with my body a long time ago. it came on slowly and i chalked it up have food sensitivities for years. if i had gone to the doctors when symptoms started rather than waiting until i was in severe pain, maybe i wouldn't have ended up with my stricture and scar tissue. but then again, who wants to talk poo with your doctor?! i was very embarrassed in the beginning, i've gotten a lot more comfortable talking about it now :)

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   Posted 9/30/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I would have stopped obsessing over cancer when the real threat was right under my butt!

I'd have paid more attetion to my diet..

I'd have taken out a rental in the ER for kidneystone treatment..


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   Posted 9/30/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Id have told my parents in high school to get me a new GI, I would have been open to trying more diet alternatives rather than being in denial that dairy could have been part of my problem.
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
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   Posted 9/30/2007 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
not abuse my body & mind as a teenager, my biggest regret - partying too much then.

Dx with CD 1987, 3 resections, 3 abcess sx, OA back & hips, bulging disk, Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 44 yrs old.  Still trying to figure this disease out & of course all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. 
Meds:  Hurmira every other week 40 mg, Imuran .75 daily, cymbalta 60 mg daily, Lortab 7.5/500 x 4x, fish oil, fovia,vit e,folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly,

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   Posted 9/30/2007 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Would not change a thing that is possible to change. There is only one thing that I would change if I had control of some special time eraser. Does not being born count???
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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   Posted 9/30/2007 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
wish I would have known about the bodyfuel smoothie yrs ago instead of drinking milk shakes and liquid diets during a flare up which still made me feel like crap! Also not have stressed so much @ it over the yrs which probably only contributed to my flares. A much healthier mind is a much healthier body!

Smiles Now,

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   Posted 9/30/2007 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
HI- I would make sure I wasn't obese make sure I eat healthy and ski ski ski and do lots of exercise
35 yrs female, dx with crohn's on july 13th 07 increasing my  entocort 9mg 6mg tappering off . starting imuran 250 mg had a allergie reaction  can no longer take it  pariet ,dx with depression in 2002 ,effexor tappering off, welbutrin,resperidal and lemotrogine.

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   Posted 9/30/2007 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd have stopped eating processed crap so often.

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   Posted 10/1/2007 2:41 AM (GMT -7)   

I'd never had started smoking.



58 yr old female
Dx with Crohn's-Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Aciphex

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   Posted 10/1/2007 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   
If I could change anything...hmmm mostly I like the way things have gone. Maybe I would change how I hired the contractor for my siding....I could've met my husband 3 years sooner and we might have had kids.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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   Posted 10/1/2007 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmm, one more..
I'd have partied EVEN more & had more fun, got out more often, etc.
Only thing worse than being sick is being ALONE when you are sick!

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