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KellyBelly
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 6/27/2006 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone.  I have a few questions for you. 
 
I have Crohn's disease.  I am the constipated Crohnie.  I've had it my whole life, but only got diagnosed May 2005.  I'm always constipated, regardless of miralax and everything else that you all have tried. (I don't think I need to list them all).  My food always gets stuck in my right colon.  I am doing a sitzmark test this week.  Do you think that I will need surgery on my colon (a colectomy) to fix the constipation?  I don't know if this is relevant information but, I'm down to 110 lbs and a size 0 from 140lbs and size 6/8 a year ago.  The weight loss is unexplained and could be related to the Crohn's and/or the chronic constipation.  I also have no appetite.  My doctor was very quiet on what he was planning on doing when I see him next.  I don't know if surgery is on his mind and he didn't want to tell me because he didn't want to scare me or what.  What do you all think?  Please be honest.  I am not afraid to hear anything. :)
 
Thanks!
Love, :-)
Kelly from Wisconsin, USA
Thanks!
 
Kelly 21 years old from Green Bay, Wisconsin, suffering from Crohn's Disease diagnosed May 2005.


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 6/27/2006 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   

If drugs for colonic inertia have not worked you would probably be more comfortable with having your colon removed.  However, that will do nothing to alleviate your Crohn's which you probably already know.  I am not sure about your weight loss, have you been out of remission with Crohn's?  Someone who is more familiar with CI could probably tell you if it's related to that.  I had UC.

Sue


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
 


KellyBelly
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 319
   Posted 6/27/2006 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Sue! I appreciate your post.
Thanks!
 
Kelly 21 years old from Green Bay, Wisconsin, suffering from Crohn's Disease diagnosed May 2005.

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