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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: latest colonoscopy check
Congratulations! That is awesome news. I'm glad things are going well for you.
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Reply: Anyone know a good surgeon in New York City?
I'm sorry, I don't know of any surgeons in NYC. I live in Missouri and had all of my...More
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Reply: Ulcerative Colitis: Humira vs Remicade
The Humira starter kit will probably cost quite a bit more than your normal supply of...More
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Reply: Ostomy/Incision Pictures (Somewhat Graphic)
Absolutely. Sorry I just saw this.
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Reply: Colitis and difficulty sleeping
As everyone else has said, you need to try to relax. Nerves and UC are a bad...More
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Reply: Inflamatory Bowel Disease Treatement
I hope you called your doctor or took your father to the emergency room. Any time...More
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Reply: Possible Interaction Between Mesalamine and SSRIs?
I am not sure if the two are reacting or not. I will do some research and try to find...More
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Reply: Not sure if I want to start Remicade
I don't really know what to tell you. I was on Cimzia for roughly six months after...More
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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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