Complications of Crohn’s Disease

Crohns Complications

Complications of Crohn’s Disease (and How to Spot Them) Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease is an adventure all by itself. You never know from one day to the next how your day is going to go or what surprises await you. I thought it might be helpful, particularly for new patients, if I wrote a two-part series of complications that can…

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Crohnie Bologna’s J-Pouch Pregnancy Story

CBPregnant

Introducing Christy’s J-Pouch Pregnancy Story… by Christy Stone I was a 26-year-old married person who decided with her husband it was perfect time to start a family. I had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis as a child, had been placed with a j-pouch as a teen, and was under the impression that everything was fixed. I had frequent bouts of pouchitis that had become…

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“My Disease is Worse than Yours!!!”

MyDisease

“My Disease is Worse than Yours!!!” Person Number One: I’m having a really hard time. The doctor put me on Prednisone again. This is my second time in two years! Person Number Two: Big deal! I’ve been on the stuff for two years straight with no sign of getting off of them anytime soon. Person Number Three: Well, you…

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Are You Really That Sick?

Sick

Are You Really That Sick? Your colon is screaming at you and you can’t stay out of the bathroom. You can’t hold any food or water down. Your joints feel like they are performing some cruel black magic on you. You’re malnourished, dehydrated and anemic. Your hair is falling out and your face is puffed up like a balloon….

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