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I have suffered from crohns for 52yrs this year. I was diagnosed at the age of 25 and I am 77 this month, During this time I have had the following. First off all when I first became ill they diagnosed appendicities, It was during the operation to rempove my appendics that they discovered I had crohns, I must say at that time I had never heard of this complaint.
Three months later I became very ill and went down to six stone I was admitted into hospital where I underwent my first bowel resection. since then I have had a second bowel resection. An absses in the bowel which had to be drained, Two weeks in hospital with sepsis, Gallbladder removed.
And around three years ago I had my left kidney removed since they found a tumor on it which they said was 85% certain to be cancer. Fortunately after six week wait to have the tumor tested it turned out to benign. I do not take a lot of medication for my crohns. I have three monthly B12 injections. I take cholestyramine for malabsobsion. And I am on citalopram a anti depressent, I have recently started attending my local branch of the
"Crohns & Colitis" society. Here we meet fellow suffers. It is more helpful that going to the specialist. I would advise anyone suffering with either of thes conditions to check on the internet for their local branch of this society.
Ours has a get togther every month for a social meet up. Well worth going.
My problems at the moment are fatigue and tiredness all the time. and bloatedness in my stomach. Stick in there Fellow sufferes there are a lot of new mdetications about which from talking to fellow sufferes is helping a lot
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