Archive | Chron’s disease

11 June 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Rocky Few Days

The last few days have been a bit rocky. In short, after a painful episode at 2:00 am on Memorial Day that lasted 2 hours, another at 1:00 am last Monday that ended with a visit to the ER, and a THIRD episode that began Wednesday night at 10:30 pm, I am writing this update […]

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04 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Little More Info ….

I couldn’t wait until June 23 for the results of the colonoscopy biopsies, so I called the Doc’s office today. Turns out the biopsies all came back normal, so that’s good. I think it means my intestines are healing, though they sure have been taking their sweet old time! Essentially, there were no signs of […]

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27 May 2010 ~ 4 Comments


While results of the biopsies from today’s colonscopy won’t be in for a couple of weeks, the doctor said that the ileum looked better than what he saw in January. So, that’s good news for now. We’ll see what the biopsy results have to say. I have a follow-up appointment on Wednesday, June 23. In […]

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25 May 2010 ~ 8 Comments

One More Time

Went to the follow-up appointment with the GI doc this afternoon. Since the nausea meds I’ve tried haven’t been effective, and there are still other various symptoms taking place (down 59  pounds now), we are doing another colonoscopy to see how the ileitis is doing (is it better, same, or worse than January?) and take […]

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19 May 2010 ~ 3 Comments

To Be Or Not To Be Crohn’s

Haven’t updated in a while, so I thought I’d do so after a little news now. After going back on the Reglan, the shakes and “crawling out of my skin” feeling came back pretty strong. The GI doc lowered the dose twice over a week and half, but nothin-doin. Wasn’t doing anything for the nausea […]

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16 April 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Wild & Crazy 24 Hours!

So, yesterday (Thursday), I go see my regular doc. I’m on the Reglan the GI doc put me on, no idfference yet, but friends are saying, “have you had anyone check for a candida fungal infection?” Nope, says I. Whatever. It can’t hurt to ask, and I’m still feeling miserable. Doc says, sure, it looks […]

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13 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Can You Say Gastroparesis?

Got back at about 5:00 pm from my GI doc appt. The capsule endoscopy shows that there is ileitis involved in my diagnosis, but does NOT find it consistent with Crohn’s Disease. So, he believes that I most likely do NOT have Crohn’s, but am definitely battling ileitis, and am already on the medication (Asacol) that […]

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12 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Appointment Changed

The long-awaited results of the camera endoscopy done back on March 16 were supposed to be revealed today at a 2:45 doctor’s appointment. However, the doctor’s office called twice today, and the appointment has now been changed to tomorrow at 3:45, due to emergencies he had to deal with today. Frustrating, though understandable. Would be […]

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05 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Easter Earthquake & Spring Break

I didn’t feel it because the boys and I were on the freeway toward Indio, but what a wild thing to have an earthquake on Easter! What a great reminder that we are NOT in control of life around us and that anything can happen at any time! Easter celebration at NewHeart was great! We’ll […]

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03 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

12 Weeks Today

It has now been 12 weeks since my stomach went sour on me. Though I quickly realized something had been going on at least since Christmas Day (the 5 am lower left abdomen attack), it was January 9 that constant nausea and pain set in. The first 4 weeks were bad. The next week and […]

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