Courtesy of CrohnsAnonymous.com According to CrohnsDisease.com, about 80% of people with Crohn's disease will have a perianal abscess at least once. However, like ostomy's, who wants to talk about that, right? It might be the best-kept secret in the Crohn's disease community. But if it's part of your disease, you have to find a way … Continue reading What No One with CD/UC Wants to Talk About
Chew, Swallow, Repeat... Doesn't sound hard, does it? I'd just like to feel hungry again or swallow without discomfort, feeling as I once had. The truth is I haven't felt truly hungry since the last time I smoked weed or when I was on years ago before stopped going to pain management doctors for opioid … Continue reading This is Me Bitching: Chew, Swallow, Repeat…
"What do you do when your surgeons tell you all traditional medicine options have been exhausted, and your choices or ostomy or get rid of inflammation? Oh yeah, those same surgeons, refuse to write any sort of alternative prescriptions for you, so you began to e passed around like a hot potato. Each doctor telling you to see another doctor, who tells you, "No, you need a specialist in xyz." Until you've gone full circle, and you are back at square one."
The Anti-inflammatory diet is key in keeping your disease symptoms to a minimum.
I remember when my father brought home our families first computer in the mid 1990's. I was maybe 8 or 9 years-old. The computer was slow, over-sized, ugly, by today's standards, but I was convinced it was God's gift to mankind. It was as if there was some kind of switch that was set off … Continue reading Memories & The Stuff That Keeps Us Up at Night
Just some pre-op thoughts while I wait for an operating room...and my surgeon to sober up. I'm kidding, obviously. Besides, it's usually the anesthesiologist who we waiting on to sober up, anyway. Another joke. Sorry if I'm scaring anyone, but I'm trying to keep relaxed. I've had well over twenty of this particular type of … Continue reading Pre-Op Thoughts: Not All Bad…
This morning, I woke up to a startling realization: I was back in the hospital. Yup. Turns out that 20+ admissions since 2007 for incision & drainage of abscess, multiple abscess, fistulotomy's are not the end of the line on this Crohn's crazy train. Not to speak of the two small bowel resections in 2004 and … Continue reading Back Agaainn!
'I'M SHARING', a new page for Crohn's Anonymous. This is a page where I repost articles that we like. Enjoy the good read(s). - Crohn's Anonymous admin By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety … Continue reading I’m Sharing: Crohn’s Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study