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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: Crohn's Cure - Fecal Transplants Saved My Life!!!
Ulcerative Colitis is also incurable without surgical removal of the entire colon.
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Reply: Crohn's Cure - Fecal Transplants Saved My Life!!!
You can still have fecal transplants done if you're so miserable. And you moping...More
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Reply: Bacon is good!
I have trouble making myself stop eating when we have bacon. I eat my meal, and then...More
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Reply: Bacon is good!
How strange. Bacon makes me cramp. But I eat it anyway, of course.
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Reply: For that tender/burning/pain from too much diarrhe...
You can also buy an ointment that protects and soothes your skin- zinc oxide.
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Reply: Pain Management without Meds
I also use a heating pad fairly often if I'm having a lot of pain. Another thing that...More
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