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07-18-2017, 02:06 PM   #1
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my story starts out in the Air Force. I started having issues with my gut but I just thought that it was food that I was eating, because I just got stationed at Andersen afb in guam. when I got out about once every 6 months I would have(to me would be a like the 24 hour flu) but it would last for a week. When I finally was able to get into the VA one of my labs came back that I was really low on Iron and the done a colonoscopy. they found a inflammatory mass, I had surgery to remove it that was in 2014. it took my Dr. 3 more years and Friday they finally said that I have Crohns
07-18-2017, 02:42 PM   #2
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Welcome. I am sorry you have Crohns but you have found a good place to come to. Feel free to come anytime.
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07-19-2017, 05:18 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome.Thanks for sharing your story.Now that you've finally been diagnosed I hope you begin to feel better.Crohns is such a confusing illness and everyones symptoms are different and it sometimes takes so long to get answers.There are many people on here who will be interested in your story.We have quite a few ex forces here too.
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