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  1. Emily

    1-piece vs 2-piece ; filtered vs. unfiltered, HELP

    Hi I'm a new ostomate with many questions who wants to find my perfect bag and supplies to fit my lifestyle. So can anybody give me the low down on why some people choose 1-piece over 2-piece and vice versa? Why do some people prefer not to have a filter with their bag? How did you end up...
  2. Emily

    Back on the forum after a couple years, with a new ileostomy!

    Well here I am again, back in Crohn's world. After a great few years of remission and then me falling into old habits of putting my school and work above my self-care, here I am with an ileostomy. Had a big blockage a few weeks ago and lost what remained of my colon to surgery. Now I have an...
  3. Emily

    Fistula newbie...not sure if I have urinary/vaginal fistula? Input pleaseee

    Hi my fellow Crohnies!! Long time no see... I've been so busy at school and enjoying a pretty stable remission on Humira. But now I have a bunch of weird urinary/vaginal symptoms that I suddenly realized could be a fistula? I've had Crohn's for 14 years but never had to deal with fistulas so I...
  4. Emily

    Does it bother you when people with IBS think you pretty much have IBS too?

    I don't know why this gets to me but it does. I was talking to a pregnant coworker who has IBS about pregnancy and how awesome it is and how excited I am for her, when she says, "Pregnancy does GI miracles for people like us, when you get pregnant you'll see." Now I'm sorry if this is rude but...
  5. Emily

    A little nervous I might be flaring and need to vent about it

    Hi guys, I know I haven't been around alot but life's been so hectic. I hope it's okay if I just vent a little here since I don't want to worry my family by talking about this, since I'm not really sure how I'm feeling. Anyway, I went to Italy for almost a month (which was AMAZING) but did not...
  6. Emily

    Sorry, have to ask a gross question...worried.

    Sorry but here goes... I just went to the bathroom and passed the most yellow stool literally ever. It looks like I swallowed a highlighter mixed with sunflower petals. Like...really bright yellow (for real). I've never had this happen before. What's it mean? I don't think it can be a good sign...
  7. Emily

    How much did they surgically remove?

    Hi guys! I only just now figured out how to view my medical records online. I finally got to have a good read at my surgery pathology and I'm seeing that they removed my appendix, something called "omentum" (didn't even know what that was or that they removed some!) and... 13cm of small bowel...
  8. Emily

    Switching from Humira Pens to Syringes

    I am making the switch since I've found the pen gives me anxiety about when it shoots out. I prefer controlling my own rate of injection and think I will do better with this, since I am comfortable with B12 injections. So my question is, is there anything I should know about the pre-filled...
  9. Emily

    LGBT Crohn's Patients

    I'm straight but I appreciate this thread nonetheless. I have always been staunchly pro ALL gay rights and I never gave a thought to the issue of health care problems for the gay community mostly cause I guess I didn't know much about it. This thread has been very informative and for that I...
  10. Emily

    Oh nooo...is this the start of a flare?

    Ever since last Tuesday when I screwed up my Humira injection and had to do it later than usual on Thursday, I have not been feeling well at all. I'm now having watery D about 4 times a day where I have been having 1 formed movement per day. Today I have spent most of the day in pain in bed, and...
  11. Emily

    Where can I inject B-12 besides thighs?

    Can I do my belly like Humira? I keep screwing it up in my thighs and I'm sick of injecting there. Does anyone do it elsewhere and have a suggestion? Honestly I have lost my skill at injections. Maybe I'm getting too anxious or something but I keep messing up my B12. I can't mess up Humira cause...
  12. Emily

    Where do you get your Humira from?

    I am forced by my insurance company to get Humira from their crappy incompetent mail order. They bother the hell out of me and I wish I could get it here at my pharmacy locally since the mail order one screws stuff up every month (I'm not kidding, either screwed up billing, continually sending...
  13. Emily

    Does anyone else in your family have IBD?

    I haven't seen a thread like this yet and I'm curious how many other people on here have family members with IBD too? My mom has Crohn's, and was diagnosed around age 20 I believe. She also has collaginous colitis (not so sure what it is) and some really severe food intolerances. Besides for...
  14. Emily

    Numbness on thigh after injection?!

    So like 8 days ago was my injection day, when I give myself my Humira and B-12. The Humira went just fine, but something weird happened with my B-12 shot. The area where I injected has gone numb! I don't understand what I did wrong and this has never happened to me before... Anyway, I've had...
  15. Emily

    Sharp pain in left side right near hip?

    So every once in a while I get this really sharp pain in my lower left abdomen. Like, really sharp. And it gets much worse when i suck in my stomach. I used to get them really bad before starting Humira, but now i get them just once in a while. They usually last one day-ish... So yeah, I have it...
  16. Emily

    My story

    My name is Emily and I'm 18 years old. On my 7th birthday, after my party while all my friends were going home, i started to feel really crappy. We figured I ate too much cake so i went to lie down. A couple hours later i was in the ER. I was diagnosed with Crohns and was in and out of the...
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