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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/12/2010 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Finally. What an experience.

I had so many tests. And still no answers. confused
The enemas weren't so bad. I couldn't even feel the tip of the bottle being inserted into the stoma. it did cause a lot of cramping, but that's to be expected. And i had them knock me out for the scope. they said i could be awake since it would only take like 10 min., but that's 10 min. i wanted to be asleep, thank you!
But the biopsy came back possible crohns. I have to admit, i lost it. and then i was/am in denial. i don't believe that's it. The internist even admitted that it's not typical crohns and it's not a 100% diagnosis, but that the inflammation fit crohns the most.
No, dr. it's not. I just don't believe that it's coincidence that i hurt myself and the crohns reared at the same time.
The GI Dr. said the pain i was feeling didn't fit with crohns pain either, and the whole situation is very complicated b/c inflammation from an injury wouldn't typically last for over a week. But the inflammation was only right at the stoma.
So he told me we could either try steroids and treat like it's crohns, or we could try NSAIDS, treat like it's an injury, and if you don't feel better in a couple of weeks (or begin to feel worse) then go to steroids.
of course, i chose no steroids and i'm happy to say i'm soooo much better.
Then i was thinking, why am i so much better at home, then i was in the hospital. I think it's because at the hosp. they treated my pain with narcotics and now i'm using anti-inflammatories. so, they are helping!
I'm soo relieved.

Thank you all for your support. I appreciated all of you thoughts and prayers.

I'm never doing crunches again!
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 511
   Posted 2/12/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Yay CHASSITY!!!!  You're home!!!!  AWESOME!!!!  cool

I'm also super happy you're feeling better with the injury treatment and escaping the Dx of CD!  Oh, and just thinking that you were given an option of steroids devil makes me shiver at the thought! Hell no! mad  

I hope you're spending the day cuddling your baby!

We'll chat soon yeah


: )  Robin
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 2/12/2010 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Chassity!  Glad the NDAID's are working for you.  EWWWWWWWW steroids!!!!  Try to take it easy so you can recover fully!


Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009. Reversal February 1, 2010

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 2/12/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
nono CD! nono 'ROIDS! nono

yeah ADVIL!! yeah

turn SO HAPPY YOU'RE HOME!! turn

Equestrian Mom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 2/13/2010 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad you are home!!

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 421
   Posted 2/13/2010 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
YAY home!!! Glad your doing better!!

RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 768
   Posted 2/14/2010 12:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Very happy for you!! Hope things continue to improve.

Another example of listen to your body and gut instincts.
This heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
H.W. Longfellow
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009

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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 981
   Posted 2/15/2010 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear your home and on the mend :-) Get plenty of rest

2b ColonFree
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 2603
   Posted 2/15/2010 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
so glad you're home and everything's o.k :)


06/05/2007 - STARR procedure

colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction

08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis

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