|Member Since||01/03/2008 10:54 AM|
|Last Online||05/09/2010 05:01 PM|
|A little about me:||I live in Florida with my wife and son. I was 1st diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 1998 and have had much difficulty and a few close calls dealing with it.
So far in life I have experienced as much Crohn's as I really care to but I know there is just more fun and excitement to come.
On Christmas Eve 2002 I had a foot of my large intestine removed. They put in an ileostomy and I came back six moths later to have a foot of my small intestines removed. Three months later I had the ileostomy reversed. The two years prior I lived on constantly changing pain pills and soft foods, it wasn't really living. Looking back my illness began in middle school. Through my high school year I got progressively worse to were I weighed 130 and was 6'0. I could not eat without vomiting or running for the restroom. The pains spread from my gut to my joints and even horrible eye sensitivity some days. I have had a few close calls and too many hospital nightmare stories to share here.
In January I had several of those not so fun tests run and one that was kind of cool. I did the pill endoscopy where you swallow a camera pill. My Doc's found I now have small bowel disease ulcerative colitis and my Crohn's has inflamed again. Hip Hip Hooray!
In Nov. 2008 I was back at the ER with a bowel obstruction after Immediate surgery I was in the in for two weeks . When I returned to work they took no mercy on me and I tore my abdominal wall 3 times.
Dec. 2009 I am back in the hospital with a bowel obstruction and hernia.
My current Meds are:
In reality I am not as big a downer as I sound I enjoy outdoor recreation and love comedy. I hope I will be able to get to know some of you and sharing some of the good old Crohn's war stories.
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