02-25-2014, 12:25 AM   #1
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Location: Chicago, Illinois

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Hi there

Just wanted to pop in a quick introduction,

I was diagnosed in '05ish with the crohns disease after loosing a bunch of weight/having trouble walking/bloody stools etc. so my ma and I bounced around from doctor to doctor to medicine man to accupuncturist etc. without a whole lot of improvement...eventually we were recommended a certain prominent crohns specialist to whom I think I might owe my life. A few months later, we were able to get an appointment. I was down to about 5'4, 60lbs so as you can imagine I was admitted on the spot. I lived at Comer Childrens Hospital for 3 months until they felt I was healthy enough to continue the TPN at home and return to finish the remainder of my freshman year. Anyway theres the brief version...since then its been more or less smooth sailing. I've been tryna pull myself out of a minor relapse the past couple months. I've come across this site so many times and found so much useful information in the past 6 years of crohns googling, I finally decided to make an account... In some ways I think a herd of crohnies knows quite a bit more than your average GI

thanks y'all and best of luck to all of you

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02-25-2014, 09:00 AM   #2
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Naples, Florida
Hey there guttermonk and welcome to the community. I'm glad you decided to finally join

I'm sorry to hear you've had a minor relapse lately. What is your current treatment regimen?

All my best to you.
It's good to be back
02-25-2014, 09:31 AM   #3
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Hello guttermonk and
Hubby Diagnosed 12/15/90
1/3 colon removed
12 inches of small intestine removed
Appendix removed
2007 Hemorrhoids removed
2006 resection:
2005 first perianal fistula(removed 3x & lanced still keep coming back)
2014 partial nephrectomy (stage1)
Previously medications:Humira-anaphylaxis reaction, Remicade, Cimzia, Entyvio
Current medications:
B-12, 6mp, flagyl, prednisone,
Tramadol(fistula & joint pain)

02-25-2014, 09:50 AM   #4
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Hello guys thanks for the welcome!

Currently I'm on 40mg humira every other week,
a boswellia serrata extract, cats claw, flaxseed oil, fish oil, and a bunch of vitamins
02-25-2014, 10:11 AM   #5
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Location: Maine

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Welcome,Guttermonk. I agree with your comment about 'a herd of crohnies'.There is quite a resource of experiences amassed in the forum.I get this image in my mind of a herd of crohnies...h,m,m,m...quite a sight!

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