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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.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about blood in my urine.  To cope with the stinging, I was drinking a ton of cranberry juice.  I blazed through three 50oz plus bottles in around 4 days.  I also did the stupid thing of not drinking water.  When I drink too much juice, it totally screws up my bathroom cycle.

I could not go at all.  Even through I don't like having bowel movements, because of Crohns, I get freaked out if they don't happen.  When I'm constipated, I have the fear that I going to become impacted.  That would really suck.  I hope you all have not had to experience that.  

So after a day or two, I was not feeling any urgency to go.  There were no cramps or bloating. When I still didn't go around the third day, I thought I would try what seems to always make me go.  Taco Bell.  Usually after eating Taco Bell, I would have crazy cramps and would go within 30 mins.  But no, it didn't work either.

When day six and seven came and still nothing, I knew I had to do something drastic. I couldn't find my miralax, and I didn't really feel like waiting on it anyway.  I was close to buying some magnesium citrate to drink, but I didn't feel it was that serious yet.  So I went to my perfect tri-fecta.  Banana(fiber), Burger King Whopper, and two cups of coffee.  

Within a few minutes of finishing the second cup,  I had cramps, and that familiar feeling down below.  This time instead of dreading having to go,  I was happy.  Very happy, and I felt a ton better and lighter. :) 

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