I found the following posted today at the bottom of an old thread. I wanted people to have the opportunity to respond to our new member.
|My wife of 13 years has nearly given up on life. IBS in 2000, Crohnes in 2002, partial colectomy in 2006. Diagnosis change to ulcerative colitis and complete colectomy in 2006. We've gone through remicade which no longer works, cipro/flagyl cocktails and now we are dealing with anal fissures. To add insult to injury we moved to Salt Lake City where the doctors have absolutely no compassion for her condition and the University Hospital treats my EMT wife like a drug-seeker whenever we go to the ER for pain control. Our next and apparently final hope in the medical system is our referral to the Mayo Clinic.
She hates it here in UT and I don't blame her based on the poor actions of the physicians and medical insurance that fights constantly with the doctors and pharmacists. Our relationship is severly suffering and our kids are quickly slipping through the cracks.
We have our dream house, I have my dream job and we are both miserable. opticalwaveguy at yahoo dot com