It explains so much... If I only knew then!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I've been so very sick recently. So sick I actually went to a specialist. If you know me well you know I'd just about die before I go to the Dr.

Lately I've had chronic diarrhea . So bad to the point I've actually pooped myself. Which is very embarrassing, but since I only know one of you in real life it's ok. The one I do know knows all of what's going on including this!

I've had a long history with the bathroom. For about oh let say almost 10yrs. I've had bouts of sever diarrhea that lasted days or months. I've had blood in my bowel movements. I've had three surgeries on my colon. I've had multiple misdiagnosis. This time I think the Dr may have actually got it right.

I've been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. It explains a lot of my symptoms including chronic fatigue and pain.

What's that Doc I'm malnourished? Ummmm dude I'm 250lbs.... Oh my body is only processing the bad stuff. Well that makes a ton of sense! No wonder I can't loose weight even if I cut ever calorie I eat. No wonder I gain weight even though I have chronic diarrhea! It's all beginning to make sense!

So where do we go from here???

Wednesday I'm going for a colonoscopy and an endoscopy and some other test that I don't know the name of. After that. The severity of the disease will be determined and then I will be treated with medication and nutrition and possibly surgery to remove the diseased part of my colon.

I'm hoping that this Dr really can help me. I know there is no cure but I can manage it. I know that nutrition will be even more important now. I know that weight loss may never be possible but being healthy may be.

I'm asking for prayers and hope.

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  • LEXIE63
    Oh boy! Thinking of you. I really hope that this doctor can properly help you. :-)
    Lex xxx

    3723 days ago
  • 41SUSAN14
    Crossing my fingers for you! Crohn's disease bites, if you aren't getting treated.

    Health and positive thoughts!
    3730 days ago
    That's a nasty one, but as you say, manageable now that you have some answers. I wish you all the best!!
    3730 days ago
    Just know that I care, I'm thinking of you and I'll be here if you need me. I wish we lived closer.
    3730 days ago
    My nephew has Chrohn's disease and he's been on a medication that works really well for him. Before he got it under control he had become very thin but now, with the medication, he's a healthy weight and active and feels good. Hope you have good results.
    3730 days ago
    We're pulling for you! I hope that you start to feel better quickly now that the doctors have a diagnosis!
    3730 days ago
    I am sending all my prayers to you! You'll be in my thoughts!
    I hope that everything goes well for you. emoticon emoticon
    3730 days ago
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