TRUCKER

by MARK
(FBURG IN.)

GETTING READY FOR RESECTION TRYING TO PREPARE.DONT KNOW WHAT IM GETTING MYSELF INTO. MEDS NOT WORKING PAIN BECOMING WORSE. DONT KNOW ANYONE ELSE WITH CROHNS WHOM I CAN TALK TO.TRUCKER

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Trucker NEW
by: Annette Young

Hello,

Thank you for your post. I hope by the time that you read this, your Crohn's will be under some sort of control. For anyone reading this who has similar experiences, i can appreciate the fear of hospitalization and facing the unknown. There is a sense of vulnerability, and of being out of control. There is also the inner turmoil and frustration at having such a terrible condition.

In my mind, the best way to deal with Crohn's is head on. Once you can accept the disease, you will go some way to gaining power over it. It's a difficult transition but learning to live with it is the best that you can do. The disease itself can be incredibly intense but it can and does go into a remission period sometimes and I hope that this will happen for you.

Relaxation techniques and meditation can help and some people swear by hypnotherapy to help them cope with the condition. The most important thing is that you recognise the seriousness of the condition and treat it accordingly. Eat foods that are easy to digest but that are healthy. Search out for any triggers that might cause the condition to be come more aggressive.

Surgery might seem scary but it can really help to make life better going forward. Many people bear witness to this.

I attach a link here that might be of use.

http://www.webmd.com/ibd-crohns-disease/cd-biologics-10/crohns-surgery

I hope this helps,

Annette

Foods to Give Up
by: Anonymous

Wheat-gluten and dairy.
Take live acidophilus pills. I take 4 Acidopilus Pearls a day. I buy them at Walmart.
Good Luck!

bowel resection
by: Anonymous

I had several bowel resections, ok it will hurt for a bit, but set your mind that you are the boss of your body and not the disease. Trust me it will help.

I had this fun disease now for 32 years. With time you will learn what foods will irritate your system and stay away from them or limit the amount you will eat.

All the best for your upcoming resection.

Walk and try to do things naturally with limits after the surgery it will help you a lot.

Is it easy no, is it painless NO, will it help YES

I ve been there
by: Vanessa

Hello
I got a resection of my colon (almost 4/5 of it) this year. I have to admit that O boy I feel better :) It is true that it will hurt at the begining but the nurse will give you strong pain killer so you will not feel a thing :).
What part of the intestine will they remove?
Good luck :)

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