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My journal of my battle with Crohns disease. I have had Crohn's diagnosed since September 2007. In that time I've been through two surgeries, two colonoscopies, and tons of good and bad times. I want to share my experiences with this disorder and hope to hear some feedback from time to time.

Wow! It's been awhile. Surgery.

Thursday, September 17, 2009
Ok, the last time I made an entry on this blog was December 1, 2007. It has been a long while. A lot has happened with my Crohn's since then.

I started feeling really good and decided to not take my meds. That did not go over so well. Crohn's came back and kicked my butt. Literally. I made an appointment with the GI doc and started taking my meds again.

After that, I had the pleasure of having a tear and all the fun that goes along with it. You know, blood and tons of pain. I called the doc to let him know and he prescribed antibiotics, lidocaine cream, and Vicodin.

While the Vicodin helped with the pain, I ended up getting an infection. Another one. And yes, it hurt a lot. After a few 102+ fevers, I ended up going to the emergency room. That was not fun. They did a CT Scan, and also tested for H1N1. When I left, they told me that I don't have an infection or abscess.

When I let my GI doc know he told me to go see the surgeon. I went for my consultation, and after a little poking and prodding, he told me that yes, I need another operation. Wow, that sucks to hear.

So........., yesterday, I had my 2nd incision and drainage of a perirectal abscess. Fun right? Not really. My whole body is aching, and I have not yet felt the pain of my surgery. Thanks Percocet.

So after all of that I decided that I will start writing again. I will be sharing more about my recovery, and experiences.