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Close to death

I was diagnosed with Crohns over 20 years ago and I have fought a very long, hard battle with the disease. I was on my deathbed in 2007 and I had pretty much given up on life. For those of you that have severe cases and are in the same position I was in, I would like to share something that totally changed my quality of life. My body had pretty much had been overtaken by the disease and my immune system got so weak that it could not fight anymore and my body had also stopped responding to medications. Long story short I ended up having a Stem Cell Transplant as a form of treatment. This teat mentioned totally changed my life for the better and I became a totally different person. After some time my symptoms cleared up, I was on minimal medication, and after 15 years I’m now happy to say I was able to get rid of my colostomy bag. If you are in the same situation that I was in I’d love to share where I received the treatment and answer any questions you may have about the treatment etc. I love talking to people who have this disease in common and being able to help those going through what I have been through along the way and also learning from others as well.

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  • thedancingcrohnie moderator
    10 months ago

    Wow, what an amazing story. I have never heard of a Stem Cell Transplant for IBD. Sounds super interesting and so happy you shared this with our community.

    So glad you are doing well, and I wish you continued health!

    Always dancing,
    Elizabeth (team member)

  • Christal0109
    3 years ago

    Greetings Jhankins77,

    I am in that same boat right now and would love to speak with you further about stem cell transplant treatment.

    Please let me know how we can connect.


  • Dana
    3 years ago

    Hi jhankins77!

    Welcome to our community, we are so so glad to have you here!

    It sounds like you have been through a lot and are a very strong person because of it. We are very happy to hear that you are doing better and have been having success with managing your IBD. Congratulations on having your colostomy bag removed!

    Please feel free to come back any time to connect more with our community, read more articles, or update us on how you are doing! We would love to hear!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us!

    Keep smiling!

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