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The Verdict is In!

My life the last six months have revolved around my bowel movements. Not something pretty to think about or smell, I know, but it's true.

Don't worry, I won't go into any of the gorey details about them or what I went through getting samples last week for the doctor's office. :)

Today I had a colonoscopy done and I was told I have Crohn's Disease. While I was sleeping off the sedative my family doctor's office called. I returned the call in the afternoon and... the anemia and other results from the tests indicate I have Crohn's Disease. It's good to know that both doctors are on the same page.

Unfortunately, I've been told to start a low residue (aka fiber) diet which is kind of the opposite of what my husband is on. Also, it seems like the different places I've looked regarding the diet don't always agree. Some say don't drink anything with your meal. Some say to have a drink with your meal. Some say no raw fruits and vegetables. Some say canned fruits and vegetables are okay.

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xeyda
Aug. 17th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about this. =\
*hug*
dogzilla30
Aug. 21st, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
It's better to know than to keep wondering. :)
ancarett
Aug. 19th, 2005 08:07 am (UTC)
This might help -- it's a Crohn's Disease website with podcasts and loads of links: http://crohnstalk.libsyn.com/
dogzilla30
Aug. 22nd, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
That looks like a good place. I haven't heard any of the podcasts yet but it gives both views of things so I might be a little more sensitive to what my husband's been going through.
michaeljr915
Aug. 21st, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
*comforting hugs*
I completely feel your pain. While I have not had this diagnosed, I have been doing through similar bouts of bad stomachitis for the better part of six years. I haven't done anything about it because it's intermittent, and I can go two to three weeks without a problem.

I'm glad you did; I know how much it's been bothering you lately. I hope the added stress of everything didn't exacerbate it, either.

*gives you big hugs and a nice glass of water since that's probably the only safe thing you can ingest right now*

Okay, so that's a bit mean, but it's funny!

*hopes you at least smirked.*

~me
dogzilla30
Aug. 22nd, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
Re: *comforting hugs*
/smacks the glass of water out of his hand

You can't take away my Coke!
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