making a decision.... the doc has given me two weeks

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   Posted 5/4/2009 4:35 AM (GMT -6)   
  Why is the word constipation laughed at?...when you are told you have to have your Organs removed because of it (slow transit in upper and middle bowel) its not that funny! Especially when your a 31 year old woman with a bright future ahead of you! I feel like people need to be educated on this subject...I have had this since I can remember and it was always brushed off as " just constipation" I feel really sad about all of this and have just found out this today after months of tests...Only for my own persistance I would not have been diagnosed... lets get it out there to children and parents...this is a serious condition!!!!

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   Posted 5/4/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
its not funny at all!! have you been diagnosed w/ either uc/ crohns? fill me in littlebutton.

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   Posted 5/4/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
There are hundreds of disorders and diseases that are laughed at by people who are ignorant or naive. I think GI disorders in general are the most maligned but that's my bias. I had the opposite problem as you, chronic diarrhea. You wouldn't believe how many stupid women felt that I was "lucky" to have chronic diarrhea as it kept me underweight! Stupid, stupid, stupid. All those idiots who made light of my illness are no longer my friends. I don't have the time or patience to deal with people who are not supportive of me. I suggest you distance yourself too.

dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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