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07-15-2016, 03:49 PM   #1
eleanor_rigby
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Crohn's sufferer qualifies for olympics

This is fantastic - good luck Kathleen!

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/sp...pics.html?_r=0
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2nd Generation affected

Symptoms since 08/2006 (age 17)

Emergency open bowel resection after perforation in 12/2011 (age 22) (wrongly diagnosed as burst appendix ). Three years remission following this unmonitored

Diagnosis:
Perforating small bowel Crohn's Disease 01/2016 (terminal ileum, duodenum)
Coeliac disease (age 26)

Meds:
50mg azathioprine (down from 75mg after my WBC dropped)
Gluten-free diet
07-15-2016, 03:54 PM   #2
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That is great
07-15-2016, 08:07 PM   #3
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Great news Kathleen...fantastic in fact
In for the win...go girl..go
Wishing every success for you..
Trysha
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