|Member Since||12/27/2007 12:31 AM|
|Last Online||03/12/2012 09:29 PM|
|City:||suburb of chicago|
|A little about me:||I'm 35 year old male and i was diagnosed with Crohn's in 1993 after several tests and procedures to see why I was becoming ill with severe stomach cramps, diahrea (sp),etc.
Every since i was diagnosed it's been a long road dealing with the crohn's. I've been on Prednisone since i was diagnosed which helped me when i had bad flares along with other meds like Ascocol, Pentasa and even remicade infusions.
I had my different times were i was in the hospital over the years because i was having the bad flares and then in 2005 I had to have a bowel resection because i developed strictures in my bowel that was causing severe pain.I did ok for a while with the medication i was on which was 6-MP (Mercapturine)(sp) then was taken off the prednisone(been on it to long!) about around the middle of 2006 and just remained on the 6-MP up until now.
I started to have symptoms return around the middle of 2007 which consisted of weight loss, diarreah (sp) cramping, etc,so the doc decided to do a colonoscopy and saw that my disease was becoming active again. So my doc decided to up the dosage of 6 mp that i was on at the time which was 75 mgs to 100 mgs which is what i am on right now. So at this point my symptoms are are not getting worse, but they are not getting any better, so i guess the medicine is doing just enough to keep me stabalized at this point. My doc had mentioned that i might have to start the remicaide infusions again as well as the dose of the 6 mp that i am currently on now... So i just have to see how this goes. Sorry for the long intro, I am just trying to summarize my experience with crohn's to let you guys know a little about my experience.
|Wishing you a healthy 2012 with lots of people, helping people!
|I'm BACK !!!!!!!!! I will be online during mid-day & late evening hours starting today. I will catch u up on everything in a short note in my diary. I have missed you all so very much
|I AM SORRY that I have not been around. I am not well at all...but the real concern is..my first grandchild, James..is a month old and has already had surgery on his stomach and is now back in the hospital again not doing well..and his mother, my daughter in law has been in ER twice this week passing kidney stones. The are both in the same hospital. Please PRAY!
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