My daily Companion…Crohn’s

I was diagnosed in 2003 after 88 days in the hospital, the physician said he was treating me for ulcerative colitis but thought it was crohn’s so I signed for exploratory surgery.  He said we would take a section of my colon or do an biopsy..let’s try a look, then.  I awoke with an ileostomy, and had 5 more sugeries (not the pig intestine transplant that I’d hoped for or the stem cell transplant suggested) but I no longer have an exit, so this is not reversible.

I’m on Cimzia injections, still deal daily with pain but am grateful for every…

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Growing up with Crohn’s

Published on May 8, 2012 by SCDPat

My life prior to being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and how I managed while growing up. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.

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TEDxEast – Ari Meisel Takes on Crohn’s Disease

May 9, 2011 Ari Meisel trains his body to conquer Crohn’s disease.

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My Crohn’s disease and my ileostomy

This is the story of my Crohn’s disease and my ileostomy. I hope it will help you.

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Mike McCready’s Life with Crohn’s

As lead guitarist for Pearl Jam, Mike McCready has lived the charmed life of a rock star for a long time, or so it seemed to fans. But rock star status couldn’t change the fact that Mike was also living the life of a Crohn’s disease patient. More than once, a Crohn’s attack forced him to run off stage in the middle of a concert in a desperate search for a bathroom. In a HealthTalk interview with Rick Turner, Mike shares his good and bad moments with Crohn’s disease and offers advice, encouragement and a lot of heart to others…

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