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imsoblue"I was completely bewildered when I received my diagnosis of HH and cirrhosis. For so many years I had been told that what I was feeling was due to "old age", and I am 61 years old. I knew nothing about hemochromatosis or what to expect and even my family doctor did not have a clue. I found MDJ when I started to search on the internet. I have received so much compassion and education here. I am most grateful that I had the support from the cirrhosis group when I had my first episode of HE. I now know what I need to do to try keep this from happening. (lactulose). I feel very close to the people here. My goal is to educate people about HH and to support those affected by it. I read people's posts and I can just sense when people are feeling that absolute bewilderment. Thank you so much for all that all of you do for others." (imsoblue)

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Dgwinvre I am 43 yrs old and recently diagnosed with crohns disease and diverticulosis. I am trying to learn everything I can to make this as hopeful as possible. Having an incurable disease has thrown me for a loop. I am fairly young and freaking out because of the things I know can occur with this disease. I have a husband who is diabetic and disabled and two dogs and two cats. My children are grown, but have my husband's surprise daughter possibly coming to live with us and she is almost 16. Wow too much happening in a short period of time. ...Read More

Back to work

Apr 16 2012
Well my two days off are over.  I have a slight pain in my back but nothing like I usually have.  My foot and knee feel great and my depression seems to be getting a little better.  Fortwo days now I have gotten out of bed without the now usual feeling of dread.  I hope this is a good sign.  It may be because I got meds to take care of it , but whatever works at this point.  I was so tired I could barely get out of bed and get excited about anything.  I feel a little bit more like myself now, that is good.  I am waiting for the doc to look at the xrays and call me with any results.  I still think I have the ankilosis spondalitis(however that it spelled).  My symptoms seem to fit.  The prednisone seems to be helping me, but i worry about the side effects.  Gotta go now, work, yay.

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written by libit, April 17, 2012
Have a good day at work. Let us know what the Doctor tells you. smilies/smiley.gif

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