Good for you Barbara, I know how tempting it is to try every "cure" or treatment that you hear about but careful checking and research is the key to separating the possibly good treatments from the cons. At times I've felt like having a serious disease is like having a target painted on me that every con-artist in the world can see. Be slow to try something and always check with your doctor first because some of these things don't play well with the meds we take.
Hello to everyone again, it's been a long time since I logged on.
Hannah, it seems you've been through a lot since I was last here, I hope it has improved your life at least a little.View Thread
Wow Hannah, that GI is sounding less and less competent. I've heard of a few cases of Crohn's Colitis so he certainly should have heard of it. I sure hope he gets his act together, it would be the pits if you had to start looking for another GI again. At least you're feeling better than you were for a few weeks.
Hang in there kiddo, we're all pulling for you.View Thread
Thanks for letting us know Mindy. I'm sorry he's in that state and I'm sure everyone can relate to him just as I can. I think one of the worst things about getting badly dehydrated is how difficult it is to start an IV, it sure gets bad when they have to stab you many times.
Please give him my best wishes if he calls you again and keep us up to date?
I sure hope you're getting the information you need to avoid having any more tragedies. It seems to me that the accidents would be much more traumatic than talking to whomever you need to for help in avoiding more of them.
Good luck and my best wishes to both of you.View Thread
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I've never had a resection but I've heard of peeps who have gone into remission for anywhere from 4 months to 5 years. The recovery seems to be pretty fast too, normally. I'm sorry I couldn't be more help but others will be.
Hi Julie, I hope the resection has put you into a long remission. I haven't had a resection but I have had abdominal surgery and I had many types of pain during my recovery. I definitely think you should call your surgeon and inform him/her of your pain as it is possible that something is tearing.
As far as the gas is concerned, I use Gas-X. There is another OTC med that I can't remember the name of as well.
May your recovery be complete and your remission long.
Gin, I haven't seen the actual bill but I haven't seen anything limiting any disease either. Crohn's is a disease and unless they specifically limit it, it will be treated like any other disease. As far as meds are concerned, it seems to me they are trying to get all FDA approved meds covered eventually by all insurance including Medicare. I haven't read anything to concern me so far. If your husband has read part of the actual bill that is concerning him, please get a link to where we can all read it.
There are already sites that are using every outlandish scare tactic imaginable against this bill. I guess we'll have to let the dust settle and find reliable sources for information in the future. My advice is to stay calm, don't get excited about anything yet. We'll all learn exactly what this bill means soon enough, if it is signed by Obama. I fully expect he will sign it soon and we will be inundated with hysteria while we are trying to find out exactly what it means to us.