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Amanda Osowski commented on the post, The Most Dehumanizing Moments I’ve Experienced with IBD 16 hours, 31 minutes ago
What a great idea – stopping for a coffee! Next time!
Thanks for the perspective, too. It helps!
Amanda (team member)
I wear a lularoe tunic type shirt, called an Irma, it’s short in front and longer in back. I wear these tops with leggings. I usually wear flats but dress this up with low books on occasion. If going to a dressier occasion I was an Amelia dress , also from lularoe, it’s gathered under the bust and a line below, and they have pockets! Sadly bec…
Julie Marie Palumbo commented on the post, The Most Dehumanizing Moments I’ve Experienced with IBD 1 day, 16 hours ago
Ah the dreaded stool sample! I try to schedule mine around when I would have to go, or stop for a coffee beforehand, so that I can just do it there and not have to take the kit home with me.
Back in August 2019 I started having extreme abdominal pain and diarrhea. It lasted for 3 days and eventually I went to the ER. I had a CT scan, ultra sound, X-rays, and blood work. They came back and said I had a […]
Hi @mar79, thank you so much for reaching out to our community. I’m sure many people here can relate to the frustration of having something show up on your colonoscopy, but you feel fine! I wanted to share some complimentary treatments that I thought might interest you-…
Spent 6 hours in the hospital last night because of the agonizing pain and inflammation of a flare while unmedicated (waiting to hear back from a new GI). Had a CT with contrast and the lymph nodes in my abdomen were huge. Some pain/inflammation management and some fluids later, I was back home and super tired. Slow moving today but feeling okay.
I was single when I had my partial colectomy in 2014 and when I was told that I had to have surgery while lying in the hospital bed, my doctor just grabbed my toe and said “Don’t worry, any guy who cares about that scar isn’t worth it.” without me even saying a thing.
Turns out, I met my husband 3 weeks after my surgery so he never knew me pre…
It is soooo helpful to chat about this ugly disease with someone who actually gets it. I am so happy that I reached out in social media and met others with IBD, as it has really become a place for me to get that extra support on the hard days.
Elizabeth (team member)
Hello everyone I’m new to the forum. I was diagnosed with clostridium difficile in August 2018. I took an antibiotic in April of 2018. And started having bad stomach issues on & off. Then the end of August I felt like if I didn’t get help I was going to die. I went through 3 rounds of antibiotic to try to get rid of it. And they failed each tim…
I couldn’t agree more. We are more than our disease and always in life the right people show up. I’m glad you had a pleasant date, and kudos to your best friend. Awesome words of encouragement she gave.
Elizabeth (team member)
Dogmom35 replied to the topic Is it possible to have IBD and not show up on colonoscopy in the forum General Discussion 3 days, 20 hours ago
I am really surprised they didn’t test for Cdiff. What an awful time you have had 💔 I hope you are feeling better by now!