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Crohns and I Own it

After 8 years on Humira, my Crohns decided to hit me with a vengeance. Nov 2013 I was so inflamed that nothing would pass thru until I started that dreadful diet. January 2014 small intestines (about 14 inches) and my appendix was removed.

From then till September 2015 I went thru 6 more surgeries as well as many hospital stays in between. At one point I had an ileostomy bag. I have learned a lot and shared what I have learned with the Doctors, Nurses and especially others with Crohn’s. First Marijuana does stop cramping quick and Raw Organic Honey, add cinnamon and hot water twice to three times a day helps. I am taking Remicade infusions, gabbapentin, oxy, gas pills and stool softeners when needed. I am also on Flagyl again for CDiff.

I am a service connected veteran and the VA here in Lexington Ky is taking good care of me. If anyone wants to talk feel free to reach out to me any time. I know I have more bad days than good but that’s ok, I’m 6 feet above ground and that’s what matters when fighting this disease. Everyone choose to have a great day!

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  • thedancingcrohnie moderator
    9 months ago

    Thank you for sharing your story with us! Your outlook is inspiring and up-lifting.

    IBD is a tough disease, and we must fight every single day.

    I hope you are doing well. Keep us posted with how you are doing, we would love to hear from you!

    Always dancing,
    Elizabeth (team member)

  • Dana
    4 years ago

    Hi ericlakes!

    Thank you so much for being a part of our community and sharing your story with us! We are so happy to have you here!

    It sounds like you have been through a lot and I am happy to hear that you are doing well and staying positive! Finding things that work to help you feel better are great tricks to know!

    Please feel free to come back anytime to connect with others, update us on how you’re doing, or just browse around!

    Stay strong!
    Dana ( Team)

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