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Arundinaria
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   Posted 8/31/2007 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey is is fun to put some faces to the names of you whom I have gotten to know.  Just answer me one thing!  Why are there no old peple on the list except me?  I could post a picture of me in my 20's LOL
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badbaggirl
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   Posted 8/31/2007 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
oh how old we talking about? I am pushing 50. Is that old?
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


peggy113
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   Posted 8/31/2007 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey BBG !!!   Watch it... I'm right there with ya!  I "feel" old don't wanna admit it!

What is it they say, OLD is just a state of Mind.   Hmmm - I have a stately mind!

 

 


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Arundinaria
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   Posted 8/31/2007 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   

82

 

Arundinaruia


When there are no more choices, tha decision is easy!


badbaggirl
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   Posted 9/1/2007 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
and that's a young 82 I presume?
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


sewwatgirl
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   Posted 9/1/2007 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Ha, will be 70 Sept 10th.
Virginia

Smoke3
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   Posted 9/1/2007 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
75 here

peggy113
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   Posted 9/1/2007 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd be curious to know how long each of you all have had your ostomies and what type?
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Arundinaria
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   Posted 9/2/2007 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Feb2007 Transverse colostomy prolapsed and herniated

Arundinaria
When there are no more choices, tha decision is easy!


JudyK89
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   Posted 9/3/2007 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
1981 temp colostomy (short bowel syndrome, acted like ileostomy), never had it reversed. 2007 perm. ileostomy (although I still have my rectum, but only have about 1/2 of small intestine left, no colon left).
Judy
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


JudyK89
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   Posted 9/3/2007 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, and to answer the first post, I'm 49 years young tomorrow.
Judy
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


peggy113
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   Posted 9/3/2007 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy - Happy Early BD!!!

Sounds like some of our internal make up is about the same... thank you for all of your posts.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


JudyK89
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   Posted 9/4/2007 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, our disease seems to have followed similarly. You have 2 years on me, but it took over 2 years to be diagnosed because I was a military wife at the time and it was a nightmare.

So you've been disease free since 1984? Or since your latest surgery?
Judy
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


peggy113
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   Posted 9/4/2007 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Ileostomy surgery was in 1984 - Hysterectomy in 1986 - they checked me out in '86 since they were in there anyway - no signs of Crohns then.  I've had my share of other "stuff" going on, but no CD.  No other abd. surgeries since 1986 either (knocking very hard on wood, can you hear me?)  I had an excellent surgeon at Cleveland Clinic.  He is the head of the Gastro Dept there now - Victor Fazio.  It took my local drs quite a while to diagnose me as well - finally made the CD diagnosis in 1979.  Prior to diagnosis, I was treated for rheumatic fever, mono, boils, etc.  All white cell related disorders -  hence, probably CD very early on.  No heart murmur, no relapse of mono, no boils (erythema nodosum), since I started steroids and subsequent surgeries.  I am sooo thankful Doc Fazio took as much out as he did - when he did.  He gave the drugs one chance after another, did resections several times, temp. ileo., finally said that was it when I couldn't keep water or fluids down.  Probably totally obstructed at that point...  took tpn to get me up to power to have the surgery by then.   [sorry for the biography]
 
Where did you end up being diagnosed and have your surgery(s), just curious.  Were the symptoms not classic, or just not enough experience at the docs you were going to for  them to recognize it?
 
 
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/4/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday, Judy!!
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


JudyK89
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   Posted 9/6/2007 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Peggy,

I had a hysterectomy in 1996 as part of one of my resections. Best thing I ever did. That's awesome that you haven't had any reoccurence of the disease. Mine keeps coming back.
When the Navy doctors kept telling me I was a bored housewife, I finally paid for a civilian doctor who believed I wasn't crazy (I only weighed 86 lbs. and thought I was dieing), kept doing tests, made the military pay for a civilian hospital, and was finally diagnosed in a Philadelphia hospital.

flchurchlady,

Thank you
Judy
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


peggy113
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   Posted 9/6/2007 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I have heard horror stories about some of the military physicians. I'm sorry it was so hard for you to get someone to listen. I had one civilian gastro specialist tell my dad, I was only 17, that it was all in my head!!! I was rushed the next day to Cleve Clinic by ambulance with a total obstruction and the bowel was ready to burst. My dad went back to the hospital, looked up the dr, and really gave him a piece of his mind (and nearly his fist as well!) What I would give for these specialists just to have 1 week of the pain we all try to describe to them. Don't you agree?
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Glad Bag
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   Posted 9/7/2007 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
i am happy everyone is still using the photo album!

i was fortunate enough to get diagnosed when docs had already known a little more about the disease, not to mention, i had a fistula, and they could see lot's of irritation through a simple rectal exam.....a few biposies, and i had a definite diagnosis...Crohn's at age 15, now i'm 30 and just got my ostomy in April....so i am a newbie, so to speak.....

i still think we should start a photo album for our stoma pics too! hehe..... then we could put a face to a stoma, instead of a just a face to a name....


in all seriousness, i am curious as to what others stoma's look like to see how mine compares....maybe i['m weird....wait, no...i am definitely weird! tongue
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