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HannahLeigh89

Joined: 02/27/2010
My Story:
I'm 24 and I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2006 after struggling for a couple of years to get a diagnosis. I've tried many, many medications with little result. I had a total colectomy (removal of entire colon and rectum) with ileostomy placement in 2010, and I had my ilesotomy reversed in 2011. I now have a J-pouch and I've been since diagnosed with "irritable pouch syndrome" on top of the Crohn's Disease.

I received my license to practice as a registered nurse in July of 2013. I currently work at a 250 bed hospital in a small town in Missouri. I am currently pursuing a bachelors degree in nursing. I enjoy my pets- a longhaired dachshund and a Siamese-mix cat, baking/cake decorating, reading, movies, video games... Typical nerd stuff.

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Reply: Crohns
Hahaha, it may not really mean much of anything. Don't freak out about it, for sure....More
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Reply: crohn's difficulties
It sounds like you are doing all the right things. Extra fluids and moving around are...More
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Reply: Hello comforting group
I don't know anything about probiotics. I've tried a few different brands and did not...More
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Reply: Hello comforting group
Hello, sickofhurting. For your rectal pain, I would recommend sending someone to a...More
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Reply: Hello comforting group
Yeah, raw fruit and vegetables wreak havoc on me. I ate a hand full of grapes and two...More
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Reply: Surgery for UC
I don't know if you've read any of the other posts, but there is a post titled UC...More
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Reply: pregnancy after bowel surgery
I actually spoke with my GI doctor about this last week, and she stated that the...More
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Reply: Hello comforting group
Most people with UC do tend to have consistent diarrhea with some urgency issues. You...More
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Reply: Surgery for UC
It will have to be emptied multiple times a day, usually every few hours. You will...More
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Reply: Surgery for UC
"... because we have very different views on things, and it your attitude really does...More
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