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|Last Online||02/28/2013 04:38 PM|
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|A little about me:||My name is Jennifer. I began having crohn's symptoms when I was about 12 years old. My Dr was convinced it was IBS and she kept shoving fiber down my throat and It did nothing but get worse. Finally after 7 visits to her office with compaints of losing weight (17lbs in 4 weeks) and abominal pain that left me on the floor and in tears she sent me to a GI Dr. Within a week (after upper GI, colonsocopy, blood work and CT scans, and a visit with a surgeon) he had me on a road to recovery and gaining weight. I was holding together fairly well unil I was 19 and finishing up nursing school. My second flare hit that fall and it almost pulled me out of school. Somehow i struggled and worked with the Drs appts and school work and was diagnosed with Crohns Disease (that's pretty devistating for a 19year old). Since then I've been relatively well. In 2009 my husand and I decided to start trying to have a baby, everything seemed okay then. After several months of trying we finally got pregnant. By my third trimester my crohn's reappeared and was ready to fight! I was 129lbs when i got pregnant and toward the end of my pregnancy I was 106. My baby was measuring very small so they decided to take him a little early... thinking he'd be better off outside than inside. I gave birth to a healthy 5lb 9oz little boy in Feb of 2011. From there it's gone down hill... When he was 3 weeks old I went into a cramp one night that wouldnt go away (even after pain medication) so I called my DR and ended up in the ER. I expected pain medication and a long night and to be sent home home but they came back after my CT scan and said i had a terrible UTI and abcesses in my intestines and I would be staying for a week. I would also be recieving 2 units of blood. I was devistated considering I had a 3 week old baby at home. They ran antibotics and very high doses of steriods along with other meds around the clock for 5 days. I was then sent home on Crohn's medications and steriods. Since then I've had 3 CT scans and blood work far too many times to count and now I have just begun Cimzia injections. I am in the middle of my "loading" doses right now but I already feel much much better. I hope this site helps me realize I'm not doing this alone and that there are many of us who can help each other!|
My Awareness Ribbons
"I wear this ribbon to remind me I am not alone! I am not the only patient with crohn's who has to fight back every day!"
"I wear this ribbon for the baby we lost in Feb 2010 that is now in heaven watching over us!"
"I wear this ribbon for a friend who lost her baby due to CDH."
"I wear this ribbon for Emmy Spicer. A little girl (cousin) lost to neuroblastoma at 7 years old after a 3 year battle."
"I wear this ribbon for my grandmother and aunt. Both breast cancer survivors!"
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