I had a definite diagnosis of Crohn's yesterday. For 15 years now, I have been presenting with the same symptoms.. I was diagnosed with flu, IBS fibromyalgia, depression, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, I was even sent to a plastic surgeon for a breast reduction for the pain in my shoulders. and a bunch of other things. I have been to 10 specialists and had at least 6 colonoscopies and a couple of gastric scopes. In july of this year, I had a CLEAN colonscopy and landed in Emergency 8 days later with a complete bowel obstruction. I was hospitalized for 13 days. My system was so full of poison they stuck a tube up my nostril into my stomach to pump out all the toxic waste. I hesitated going to the hospital for about 26 hours, as I was sick and tired of ER departments and the nonsense run around, something the next day made me go and the doctor told me if I had of waited a few more hours.. it could have been too late for me. I do NOT understand in all those years, that no one put the pieces together. When I first heard about the posibility of Chron's.. I started reading and getting informed.. Every paragraph jumped out at me.. it was about ME.. This very long process makes me so angry. Why one of these 'specialists' didnt piece it together sooner is beyoned me. I had to give up my education twice.. my career.. my life.. sigh.. Im done venting for now! Thanks for listening.