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   Posted 10/18/2007 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Did anyone watch Private Practice? There was a pregnant girl accused of having munchousin (sp? the one where they are making themselves sick for attention) and it turned out she had chrons! I just love publicity for IBD
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Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
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   Posted 10/18/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
YES - I saw that and had to go tell Hubby about it. They had accused the girl of being crazy and at time I have felt that way myself - that I was crazy - I know my family does not get the diseases at all.

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   Posted 10/18/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
It is about time, tv reconizes the diease. Maybe it will bring attention to IBD

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   Posted 10/18/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I saw the last half of the episode!

Everyone thought she was just lying about being sick and that it was just kind of "all in her head." I have felt the same way many times after visiting with doctors who don't take my symptoms seriously, so I could relate.

It was a bit odd/corny at the end though when they found out she had Crohn's and everyone was really, sweet, I have Crohn's Disease, let's celebrate! I realize there would be some relief to have someone believe her (and yes, I know it's a t.v. show), but I don't think everyone would be super happy about it.
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   Posted 10/18/2007 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
That's so crazy!! I was reading cosmo magazine and there was an article about being bloated for something like that and it was like "if it isnt this it could be a more serious illness like Crohn's disease". I was surprised. It honestly feels like people have no idea what IBDs are ya know?


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   Posted 10/18/2007 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   

wonderful publicity - but there is so much for the public to understand about our disease.  If I hear one more time about "eating the right foods" or my managing stress (or lack there of).  Walk a mile in my shoes (especially now I have braces - hehehehe)

love to all



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   Posted 10/18/2007 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
it makes me wonder what WE can do (if anything) to raise awareness. i would love it if people knew more about IBD. if i hear "oh yeah, i have a sensitive stomach too, i totally understand" and then proceed to eat a tub of ice cream one more time i will KILL someone. any thoughts on how we can help this situation?
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

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