• Welcome to Crohn's Forum, a support group for people with all forms of IBD. While this community is not a substitute for doctor's advice and we cannot treat or diagnose, we find being able to communicate with others who have IBD is invaluable as we navigate our struggles and celebrate our successes. We invite you to join us.

Recent content by dave13

  1. dave13

    Seton stitch

    I have draining setons,two of them. I use 4x4 gauze pads for drainage. If the drainage is not to heavy I open the pads(they are four ply) and cut them in half,gives me twice as many pads.
  2. dave13

    Those strange spooky noises...

    I have two dogs and they react differently when I flare. They both give me the squirrelly look when my guts start to gurgle,doing the cute head tilting thing. When gurgle goes to obstruction/adhesion my 12 year old shepherd girl stays with me. Her brother just gives me a look that asks 'why are...
  3. dave13

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Sorry,that was an emotional,not factual,rant.
  4. dave13

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    My GI is on board with cannabis as a treatment. He told me he read papers where colitis patience were helped and is fine with me using cannabis. I will try not to rant,but,cannabis is like diet to mainstream medical. They are not willing to concede that it helps...in my opinion.
  5. dave13

    Infusions at home

    I got an interesting call from my insurance company today. I was asked if I would be interested in taking part in a pilot program to have infusions at home. It is currently being used in the most rural parts of the state where hospitals are far and few. The at home service will be less expensive...
  6. dave13

    Seton removed

    I had a draining seton removed about a month ago. So far so good. I had it removed in the surgeons office! I was told by his nurse it would be another procedure but the doc comes in and says we can do it right here. I thought he was kidding me,he does have a good sense of humor. He says,with a...
  7. dave13

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Great to hear Wendy! You and Coltyn are great advocates for medicinal cannabis.Will you be wearing your Coltyn's crew shirts to stand out a bit more? Let us know about any appearances you book. Have you interviewed Coltyn's doctor(s) for the forum? I'm sure many crohnies would find that...
  8. dave13

    One Year Ago Today

    One year ago today a trip to the ER would turn into a resection due to a blockage(jejunum) and my introduction to Crohn's Disease.I had a SBFT in June and the resection site looks good and no inflammation as far as that test could determine. Perianal CD has decided to be active as the...
  9. dave13

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Welcome Fayth Have you talked with your doctor about medicinal cannabis? FrancisK7 is from Canada and could help with some questions you may have.Others from Canada may be able to help you as well.
  10. dave13

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    :dance: :dance: :dance:
  11. dave13

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Dialn911-perhaps if you stay away from the more motivating sativas and try a nice indica, something more body than mind.Maybe that would help relieve some anxieties, start with a small amount.
  12. dave13

    Support for Fozheart

    Hi all,I received a pm from Fozheart(Carol) and she has been admitted to the hospital.She was admitted for a blockage and facing possible surgery.She would love some extra support from the forum.This is not a planned procedure,she went to the ER and was admitted. I don't know much more than...
  13. dave13

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    FrancisK7-My doctor recommends his patients stop all cannabis intake for four days every month or so,to help with tolerance issues.I have my doubts this is wise for those of us who are using cannabis for IBD purposes,rather than pain management.Your thoughts?
  14. dave13

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Nym,why wouldn't you use cannabis grown indoors? Plants grown outdoors are just as susceptible to someone using harsh chemicals as indoors.I grow mine indoors under HP sodium and use quality fertilizer and make my own compost.I admit,I am not 100% organic,but very conscious of what I use. Happy...
  15. dave13

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    FrancisK7-reccomondations on using vaped cannabis for edibles?
Top